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I feel that this is finally a giant growth in black and... it feels good. The +2/+0 actually allows creatures with zero power like a defender to still kill the opposing creature (deathtouch doesn't work if it doesn't deal at least one damage). I like this.
Posted By: A0602 (4/18/2010 11:47:15 AM)


Another interesting thing you can use this for is bluffing. Whether or not you have it in your hand, if your opponent has seen you playing it in a previous game, you can attack in ways your normally wouldn't. If you have it in your hand, they either won't block, and you'll get free damage; or they do block and you can kill their creature. If you don't have it, you can still take a risk and attack when your normally wouldn't.

Hell, you don't even need it in your deck, if you're playing black. Not that I'd recommend it, but if you're down to the wire and need to sneak in a bit more damage to win, you can attack and the mere existence of this card in limited will at least make them think.

Very fun card, and quite good. Having one in your hand will give you so many options.
Posted By: KienanD (4/18/2010 4:56:08 PM)


I don't know if everyone understands, but this card is really good. Combine with prey's vengeance or irrestible prey and any first striker. You get two turns of creature gets +4/2 and if its blocked it instant kills the opposing creature with its death touch. Only costs 2 mana to play them together, and would be great for an aggro deck, or a white/black weenie deck among others.

Consider using this on sejiri merfolk, in a w/u/b deck.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (4/21/2010 1:35:48 AM)


The +2/0 effect is useful when rebounded, making your opponent think twice of whether to block or let it through.
Posted By: Lunarblade (5/8/2010 10:43:39 AM)


After you attacked with your Emrakul, the Aeons Torn all I have left ON THE FIELD is my Cadaver Imp and a Swamp. In my hand I have a swamp, Vampire Lacerator, and Virulent Swipe. BRING IT ON BABY!
Posted By: Eved (5/29/2010 8:06:11 AM)


Very deadly with Kiln Fiend or any Infect beasts.
Posted By: Luke_BPC (10/26/2010 6:51:45 PM)


Pretty nice for limited. Especially if you have a way to give it first strike.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (9/2/2012 2:53:38 PM)


Need to give this a go with Golgari Decoy.
Posted By: somegeek (12/1/2012 5:05:50 PM)


4 damage at 1 mana if you want.
Removal while chumping if you want
Combines very very well with tramplers
awesome artwork

4.5/5 from me
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/18/2013 3:28:52 PM)


Love the flavor of this card. Great name, great artwork, very cool and versatile effect. Cards like these make MTG what it should be.
Posted By: wideyes (5/23/2013 1:44:44 PM)


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