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even with 2 life it still would've been broken. Drawing cards need to require something less plentiful or else it's way to easy to fix your hand. That is probably the reason why we don't have a draw spell that say something along the lines of, "you may pay 3 life instead of paying this cards mana-cost..."

Wizards finally learned that paying life isn't so much of a drawback in good decks--take putrid leech. If they didn't add the second clause it would be yawgmoth's bargain all over again.
Posted By: spectermonger (7/7/2010 6:18:10 PM)


The most powerful permanent in the history of MTG.
Posted By: WanderleiSilva (5/25/2012 9:50:08 PM)


words of worship
Posted By: supershawn (6/29/2010 12:10:32 AM)


Griselbrand costs {2} more than this.
Griselbrand is easier to cheat into play via reanimation.

Griselbrand has to draw in groups of 7 paying 7 life at a time.
Griselbrand heals you if it survives out there a turn.

Griselbrand is a creature so its easier to kill.
Griselbrand is a creature so it deals damage.

Not saying Griselbrand is better, because it isn't. Not saying this is somehow balanced, because it isn't. Just saying that Griselbrand is pretty damn broken too. I'm surprised it doesn't see more legacy play.
Posted By: Demonic_Professor (12/27/2012 2:55:15 PM)


Some people just dont understand power.
Posted By: Dubbios (7/17/2012 9:34:36 PM)


Skip my draw step. How is that good? I don't draw a card... and then I have to pay 1 life to draw a card??? What am I missing here?

Oh wait....

Pay 2 life = draw 2 cards this round.
Pay 7 life = draw 7 cards this round.

Oh God....
Posted By: Morgaledh (8/24/2012 11:38:46 AM)


Lol, it's still broken.
Posted By: Gear61 (2/3/2010 3:56:21 PM)


I think 2 life per card would have been the better balanced bargain effect on both Necro and this.
Posted By: Cheza (6/7/2011 5:42:10 AM)


What commodity does Yawgmoth crave?
Posted By: raptorman333 (11/11/2009 6:50:05 AM)


Ok, let's say I'm a noob who just got into MTG.... How is this card (and Necropotence for that matter) helpful to you?
Posted By: benzensulfonic (11/20/2010 12:11:18 PM)