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The colorless damage is awesome in mono red decks, since they can run into problems with white decks running lots of pro red
Posted By: BOSH235 (8/5/2009 2:13:18 PM)


A massively powerful card that essentially rewards "bad" playing. In a lightning-fast red deck, it will soon be two colourless damage each turn, aimed wherever you want. Before you're down to one card, it can also be used to bluff by naming nasty cards that aren't actually in your hand. There's a reason it was a four-of in most every competeitive Tempest-block deck.
Posted By: Kirbster (4/3/2011 2:02:08 PM)


I play this in my White Weenie deck. Although the deck is no longer truly competitive, Cursed Scroll clears the battlefield early in the game. If you get 2 down + the land to activate, creatures won't be a problem, neither will your opponent for much longer. As early as turn 3, the only card I have in my hand is a plains.
Posted By: TokenPlayer (1/11/2010 11:44:09 AM)


@Omenchild Cursed Scroll is still considered a viable choice in Zoo, although metagame dependent.

No it is not a four off, or an auto include, but it still holds up pretty well for a finisher in any deck that goes through its hand quickly.
Posted By: RowdyRadish (10/13/2010 2:31:48 PM)



Cursed Scroll is a one-card combo. It's the same mana cost as Punishing Fire return and cast in Modern. If a card is better than two cards in an eternal format, I don't know how you can say it's bad while making any sense. Sure you haven't played Standard, but you haven't played Legacy either? Have you seen people run Kiras just to *** off Cursed Scroll? This card was ran where people also ran 4 Jace, the Mind Sculptors.
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (1/16/2012 4:56:32 PM)


The oracle wording is changed to reveal the chosen card, so you do have to reveal it. Even originally the card said, your opponent chooses. In That sense they would probably chose and look at it to see which would've involved revealing. So either way, I would say it gets revealed.
Posted By: mykatdied (6/3/2012 6:20:51 PM)


and it is even nicer with the urza lands so you can play still cast things too.
Posted By: Megrimage (10/18/2009 6:20:07 PM)


This was a really good card "back in the day."
Posted By: Morphling222 (7/15/2011 11:26:41 AM)


Haha you guys are joking yourselves that this is still even competitive, it was only good in its time because blue needed a way to kill, thats it. Red wouldn't waste time with this shiz.

@otherguys yeah i wasnt around when this was in standard, just when it was in extended. to be fair, i dont play standard at all, the only time ive seen this was with forbid and countering. And you must admit, it is no longer competitive.
Posted By: Omenchild (8/19/2010 12:08:27 PM)


I name Mountain!! Okay now choose at random from the one card I have in my hand!! Wow I got lucky, it is a Mountain!!! Now to tap this other Cursed Scroll over here. I name Mountain again!!!
Obnoxious mechanic is obnoxious.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (2/11/2013 4:45:26 AM)