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This card has a lot more drawbacks than what you described. Its upside is that the creature doesn't "die", which is much more relevant recently as there are many more creatures who use effects upon dying (undying, Thragtusk, Angel of Serenity, etc.) than there used to be.

That said, this card has quite a few weaknesses. Among them, it's vulnerable to enchantment removal, much like Oblivion Ring is, but it is also much more narrow than spot removal. Creatures with relevant abilities can activate them at will with pacifism on them; as well, passive abilities still function normally. The creature still counts as a creature on the field, which can be relevant for things such as Sublime Archangel. Or, say you want to use it to remove a Geralf's Messenger without killing it... and then it gets sacrificed by Falkenrath Aristocrat next turn. Oops.... (see all)
Posted By: DeaTh-ShiNoBi (10/14/2012 9:55:46 PM)


I hate this card *puts 4 doom blades into his deck*
Posted By: Xineombine (10/18/2012 10:44:00 AM)


@ ahmed1991

A creature enchanted with Pacifism can do neither. Remember, cards that require you to choose between two or more different effects will deliberately say "Choose..." in their text, such as with Azorius Charm. Similarly, you can ignore any interpretations such as "if this creature blocks, it cannot then also attack its next turn," as these would, similarly, be clearly spelled out in that manner on the card. So long as it's pacified, it cannot attack, block or somehow do both.
Posted By: Antsache (11/23/2012 12:55:40 AM)


@ Death-Shinobi

I agree with its weaknesses still I love this card. I'm currently using an Angel Themed deck with it as one of my main defensive cards. Since it's a casual deck, it fits perfectly, thematically and budget-wise, especially when Innistrad is going to be phased out from standard on the 4th quarter of the year.
Posted By: luke_capashen (3/13/2013 3:27:48 AM)


Is this really better than Bonds of Faith? It is more efficient than Arrest, but does nothing versus abilities, which are usually how opponent's combo off. Yes, I do agree that Pillory of the Sleepless is slightly better...it can actually win the game. Now, Faith's Fetters...complete lockdown on any permanent (except mana abilities)...which is somewhat comparable to a Meddling Mage that is harder to take out. Sometimes stuff is indestructible, is black, regenerates, can be played from the graveyard (or has undying), wishes, etc...that is when these cards are better than Doom Blade.
Posted By: MattLynn (4/10/2013 5:31:03 AM)


Is there any card(s) that can take this off of a card?
Posted By: CooleTeeps (5/19/2013 11:10:59 AM)


I hate this card when playing against it
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (6/21/2013 9:30:50 AM)


dies to doom bla- NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Posted By: O0oze (12/13/2013 6:34:11 AM)