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As I bit into the nectarine, it had a crisp juiciness about it that was very pleasurable--until I realized it wasn't a nectarine at all, but A HUMAN HEAD!!
Posted By: Ironsharp (5/2/2012 11:06:36 AM)


This is the card I run in my sideboard almost specifically for one threat. How do you stop Thragtusk? Remove it from the equation.


This is the card I run four copies of in my sideboard and pull out everytime I see Jund Midrange, Naya Midrange, and Esper Control. Hits most Planeswalkers, Huntmaster of the Fells, Olivia Voldaren, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Restoration Angel, and so on and so forth. Plus, just knowing what cards are in your opponents hand is about the most useful thing for a control deck. This card is very underrated.

Everything you said is spot on, except for one thing: it's a great tool for ANY control deck in Standard that runs black - in the sideboard (in the off chance they really have nothing good at 4-cmc or more; in that case it's likely another control deck, and Duress will probably be a better friend).
Posted By: ThinkOriginal (2/28/2013 8:21:05 PM)


He looks like the guy from Distress.
That zombie likes his brains with a dash of crazy.
Posted By: RJDroid (4/26/2012 10:47:46 PM)


Yet another weak comment from majinara. I swear, for every card you make some good points about, there seem to be another three or four cards with comments like this. Not all discard spells serve the same purpose, and not all low-cmc spells are necessarily supposed to be cast in the early game (Mire's Toll is another one mana discard spell that should be saved for the mid- or late game). And it's strange that you did so many "Commander reviews" for cards that quite frankly weren't designed for that format, and yet when a card like this comes along that clearly can be used to nice effect in EDH, you don't mention it.

As for this card, it's not great but it's probably slightly above average. No, it's not as good as Inquisition of Kozilek, but Inquisition is probably the second- or third-best card of this type ever printed. Appetite might be serviceable in Standard if the metagame goes a certain direction; and it's definitely a solid option in Co... (see all)
Posted By: nemokara (10/23/2012 8:05:06 AM)


Protip: look for titans.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (4/26/2012 6:43:39 PM)


@majinara; read the card again. The card is not discarded. It's exiled.
Posted By: JaFaR_Ironclad (4/27/2012 2:43:28 AM)


This is definitely comparable to Inquisition of Kozilek, but an honest comparison yields but a single reasonable conclusion: it's not as good. The guy who talks about folly of casting it too early, like the low mana cost would make seem natural, is definitely right and I think he's offered pretty legitimate argument in support of this card. But Inquisition will always be superior in my mind because it deals with threats that are otherwise harder to react to and/or are simply more imminent.

What if they made Inquisition 3 or lower and this guy 3 or higher (with the exile rather than graveyard still)? Then, then you'd have a real discussion. Deece card, but I won't be rotating out my Inquisitions, which overtook Duress as my fave 1-drop discard spell back in Rise of Eldrazi and has yet to be de-throned, most notably because it serves a different purpose and less notably because it's not quite as peachy.

3.5/5 it may seem generous, but the design is nice.
Posted By: bowlofgumbo (7/14/2012 10:42:55 PM)


An interesting variation on the traditional Black discard sorcery; compare with Duress, or Despise. Definitely worth considering. It might not be such a bad idea throwing one or two of these into your Black control deck in Standard.
Posted By: blindloyalty (8/6/2012 9:41:04 PM)


Pretty good card with lots of utility, and can rid Frites of an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or a titan before it gets discarded. Bonus points for the art.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (4/26/2012 5:55:24 PM)


@RJDroid check the two artists; they are one in the same!
Posted By: pedrodyl (4/27/2012 9:38:27 AM)


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