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Twist Allegiance is basically the red equivalent at sorcery speed and higher costed.
Posted By: BigBadMistaj (7/31/2011 9:46:49 PM)


Ties my Control magic deck together nicely.
Posted By: Drewsel (5/21/2011 3:25:59 PM)


This card seems to have found a home in the "Political Puppets" Commander deck. A couple of neat things to do with this card:

- Put the Zedruu trigger (draw X cards and gain X life where X is the number of permanents you own controlled by opponents), then cast this -- Zedruu and any other creatures you own fly to an opponent's control and give you life and cards.

- If an opponent has Sheoldred, Whispering One in play, cast this after putting the Sheoldred trigger on the stack, swapping critters with the Sheoldred player. Then sack Sheoldred to satisfy Sheoldred's ability.
Posted By: Pauper (8/1/2011 7:18:55 AM)


I like enforcing fairness on effects like this. Perhaps something like "Exchange control of each creature you control with target creature an opponent controls until end of turn", though that doesn't address the situations when you have eight creatures and your opponent has twelve.
Posted By: willpell (6/5/2011 4:31:48 AM)


Tricky, very tricky. This card is anywhere from You Win to Useless because it relies on your opponent's creatures.
Posted By: Treima (5/8/2009 8:33:37 AM)


its a sick sideboard card. very sick.
Posted By: meddlingmage21 (9/3/2009 10:47:35 PM)


It's basically: "If you control no creatures each creature target player controls deals damage equal to it's power to it's controller."
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (8/25/2010 2:50:54 PM)


@ Aaron:

Basically, short-time was blue (see Ray of Command) as this had a mind-affecting flavor. Red only got "gain control" effects to symbolize the "attacks his own kind" flavor and a gain control was just a better solution than "tap it and it deals damage to it's controller".

Basically, I want black to be the main color of "gain control" effects, giving blue any type of tap effect and short "gain control" effects. Red should rather get a plain creature destruction spell than some sort of Act of Treason effects.

So I wouldn't vote for the Twist Allegiance as a proper fix of this card, but would call for Cultural Exchange to start with.
Posted By: Cheza (8/1/2011 5:33:55 PM)


Well this card and Brand essentially makes it "Gain control of target player's creatures." for the total cost of 2UUR. The same for Mind Control. =D
Posted By: Rushdown (9/21/2010 10:39:45 AM)


Its Blue So Chances Are You Have No Creatures Totally Broken. And Holy Mackrel Its An Instant. Plus Dude Looks Like Nightcrawler
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (12/26/2010 6:49:27 PM)