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pixie Crack: Timestamp. Whichever hit the board last will take precedence. There's one guy I play against who never scoops. Ever.

I love using this card against him.
Posted By: blindthrall (12/16/2010 11:37:09 PM)
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ophiomancer
Posted By: sconespopw (1/23/2014 2:37:54 PM)
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if I have this card and joiner adept out at the same time will i still be limited to only black mana?
Posted By: pixieCrack (6/30/2010 9:27:29 AM)
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I figured this remarkably silly combo using Contamination:

Sheoldred, Whispering One and Solemn Simulacrum.

Since Contamination states "during your upkeep, sacrifice a creature" and Sheoldred states "at the beginning of your upkeep, return a creature from your graveyard", I could return Solemn Simulacrum, get the tapped land, then have to sacrifice him, making me draw.

I've only tested this playing myself (without an opponent doing anything to counter), but it could prove to be highly dangerous against non-black EDH decks.

You could use any other card instead of Solemn, like Rune-Scarred Demon, Shriekmaw, Priest of Gix, Massacre Wurm, Skinrender, all of the Titans, Big Game Hunter... I think you get it. As long as it has a "enters the battlefield..." effect, you can highly benefit from this.

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Posted By: Ferlord (12/30/2011 12:52:07 PM)
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Go Witch Engine go! For Phyrexia!
Posted By: BloodDragon (1/26/2012 10:07:20 PM)
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This, plus Hive Mind plus any zero cost pact (not blue and OBVIOUSLY NOT BLACK) including Pact of the Titan, Intervention Pact or Summoner's Pact = insta-win.
Posted By: Harleau (4/12/2011 2:20:57 PM)
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@DrJack Of the cards you mentioned, only Breeding Pit was around when this card was printed. Back in Urza Block, this card had much fewer options, and there were MUCH more broken decks that won on turn two or three regularly.
Posted By: BuffJittePLZ (6/6/2012 8:56:58 AM)
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@Arachnos
enchantment destruction doesn't take it down, because you can't even pay for said enchantment destruction
That's certainly not true at all. A host of artifacts mana-fixers or mana-producers could easily pay for a removal spell for this. Prismatic Lens, Prophetic Prism, any of the Borderposts.

That said, this and Infernal Darkness are cards that remind me that some players just want to play goldfish games, even when they have an opponent. Some people just like to play their own cards with no actual competition. It makes them feel as if they are better players than they really are. First because they think setting their opponent into a lockdown is a skill on their part and not a byproduct of one or two cards, and second because, given the lockdown, they are free to exercise their own winning combos without any interruption. They see this as an accomplishment, because they feel as if thei... (see all)
Posted By: igniteice (2/27/2013 8:56:37 AM)
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The ignorance displayed in one or two of the comments I've read on here is astounding.

This makes ALL lands produce only a single black mana. It's not meant as a mana-doubler, it's meant to lock out your opponents (especially in multiplayer/edh) and make very quick enemies. This card plus any kind of recursion such as Endless Co.ckroaches or Reassembling Skeleton, or token generators such as Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Tombstone Stairwell or Bitterblosom will essentially lock out your opponents from their colors for as long as it's in play, and if they have no means of getting rid of it (which with their colors locked out, makes it INCREDIBLY difficult) then it's a pretty annoying board-lock for your opponents to deal with, trust me.

As for this being hosed by alternate mana-producing sources; seriously, think about how situational that would be in any given scenario. Mos... (see all)
Posted By: Ohms89 (5/20/2011 12:53:41 PM)
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Nice with Bitterblossom or Breeding Pit
Posted By: AjaniHouse (8/4/2011 7:06:43 PM)
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