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Amusing flavor note: It is suggested that it consumes the upkeeps of all players as a power source. What is the power used for, then?
Posted By: LordRandomness (8/16/2012 8:48:21 PM)
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...I'm no expert but wouldn't this plus various Pacts backfire rather nastily? The Pacts all say "your next upkeep" so if this was in effect, the payment is put off until someone removes this, at which point you have to pay for all the pact effects you may have used or insta-lose the game.
Posted By: Mr_Hackman (8/20/2012 1:18:52 AM)
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Play with Delaying Shield.
Posted By: bram-s-wallace (12/17/2009 12:46:53 PM)
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I'ld give this a 5/5 if it cost was more playable... My inner johny wants to ritual this thing out turn 3, but than there isn't enough card space in the deck for all the fun cards to go with this... sad day =(
Posted By: wolfbear2 (1/1/2010 10:47:02 PM)
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anything with cumulative upkeep or fading...
Posted By: supershawn (3/22/2010 2:46:14 PM)
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This spell is my inner blue Johnny's hottest dreams come true. While combos including this card are often prohibitive since they're essentially worthless until you get out your Hub, they're pretty brutal. Consider:

Pact of Negation turns into a poor man's (better!) Force of Will
Living Tsunami/Waterspout Djinn turn into 4/4 fliers for 4 with no drawback
Unstable Mutation becomes a Giant Growth aura for U
Icy Prison turns into Journey to Nowhere (what? Permanent spot removal for blue???)
Ertai's Meddling exiles any spell for 1U.

Your cumulative upkeep spells get pretty badly broken too. Illusionary Wall, Mystic Remora, Illusions of Grandeur, Illusionary Terrain, Survivor of the Unseen… the list just goes o... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (2/26/2011 10:53:05 AM)
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Good combo potential. Can bounce it in and out of play using Master Transmuter
Posted By: xStrikerx (7/26/2009 9:33:39 PM)
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Cunnulative upkeep?
Posted By: Forgeling (8/24/2009 11:57:14 AM)
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makes delay a better counterspell :)
Posted By: iSlapTrees (12/20/2010 3:52:22 PM)
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DECK IDEA:

Eon Hub x4
Soul Echo x4
Delaying Shield x4
Parallax Wave x2

Thick-Skinned Goblin x4
Shah of Naar Isle x2
Herald of Serra x2
Calciderm x2
Karmic Guide x2

Rite of Flame x4
Lightning Bolt x3
Swords to Plowshares x4

Mountain x10
Plains x8
Plateau x4
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (1/1/2010 4:20:06 PM)
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