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He attacked with it, I double blocked. He tried to untap it, I snakeformed. He used a pump spell after it resolved, I used another snakeform. God the prerelease was fun.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (11/14/2010 7:27:57 PM)


I personally like Arcane Teachings on this bad boy over Viridian Longbow or Paradise Mantle. The Lightning Greaves, however, are a great idea. :) Overall a very good card. 7 mana might be a BIT much, until you really think about the fact that you can untap it to deal 5+ damage.
Posted By: BDragon123 (10/12/2009 11:50:06 AM)


has a huge presence on the board, and has "hate" on it for bonus points. timmy-licious goodtimes ensue; one of my favorite casual cards.
Posted By: metalevolence (10/14/2009 1:21:31 AM)


also think of it as dealing -5-5 counters...read the wording beneath wither closely then the activation cost :)
Posted By: darkcider (12/12/2009 5:01:52 PM)


i like this card.i use it as a three part combo thou..Magus of the Arena and Kusari-Gama ..i play them in a red/black deck and have a ton of mana abilities..i have a Soul Collector and Kumano,Master Yamabushi my deck works well and gets the high powered creatures out fast..if mana isnt an issue id recommend having these guys in a red black deck anyday
Posted By: ragegoblin13 (12/18/2009 8:57:33 AM)


Wery cool card,it is expensive but its realy wery good
you attack wit him and then untap him and deal 5 damege to somone or put 5 -1-1 counters on target creature
Posted By: thrallallmighty (3/5/2010 8:37:38 AM)


Splinter Twin ... but I also like elemental mastery and claws of valakut with maybe a couple heartstone in play followed by predator dragon ;)
Posted By: RowanKeltizar (6/20/2011 12:22:09 PM)


He just craves for aTraining Grounds
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (7/22/2011 7:48:48 PM)


This thing is nasty... just wish it had Reach
Posted By: htgtmd (11/20/2011 11:28:15 PM)


This card is amazing because a) it's already pretty good on its own and b) it's a pretty amazing combo piece.

a) on its own, it's a 5/5 with wither for 7. When it attacks (and you always want to attack with it), you wait to see how blockers are assigned. If it becomes blocked, just pay 2R and untap it to blast the blocker (with wither damage nonetheless) so Hateflayer will probably survive combat - even if it was blocked by a darksteel colossus, it shrinks it to a 1/1. If it goes unblocked, you can still have it either blast any creature your opponent may have or punch him in the face. AND, the best ting is, it can still block next turn, so it has pseudo-vigilance.

b) in a combo... Possible ones are Arcane Teachings, Training Grounds, Rings of Brighthearth... Possibilities are endless.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (1/18/2012 7:25:56 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!