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Wicked but costs too damn much.
Posted By: AXER (10/11/2010 3:13:24 PM)


Oh, it can most certainly be quite useful, especially combo'd with the Eldrazi (No surprise there). Simply let them hit on you a little bit until you get the mana for whatever Eldrazi you have available, since they are all suitably large. Cast the Eldrazi and then the next turn you use this and attack. If it gets through, it's likely game.

Plus, it punches a hole in the lifegain boat very fast, especially when they can use something like the Martyr of Sands to gain 21 life 2nd turn (Difficult but possible).

Granted, there are plenty of times that it is just plain useless, but that's no surprise. Every card has some point where it would be useless - Even Black Lotus (Even though those useless situations are very few and far between).
Posted By: Andon_A (4/17/2010 7:37:22 PM)


I don't really even use this in combos.

Just build your deck as though you start the game with 10 life or something. As soon as you play it rushers played earlier lose alot of their value and the opponent likely comes into burn range. I use suffer the past usually or other lifegain + burn spells.
Posted By: CerealBoxOfDoom (11/10/2010 3:08:25 PM)


This isn't a subtle card. It should have maybe 1/4 page of people trying to figure out how to use it, and then 15 pages of combos that suddenly dawned on people. I'm adding this, Lich, and Form of the Dragon to my Kaalia of the Vast deck immediately.
Posted By: DarthParallax (5/14/2012 10:08:58 PM)


Sooo.... bad....
Posted By: Sidek (4/18/2010 2:37:32 AM)


This seems to be in direct conflict with all of the vampire-themed black spells and effects that cause players to lose life and you to gain that much life. Blood Tribute, Bloodchief Ascension, and Bloodrite Invoker, just to name the B's.

Even Sorin Markov, who is referred to in the flavor text, has an ability that works in opposition to the strategy needed to make this card work.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (4/26/2010 9:25:43 PM)


I always wanted to make a lich deck...
Posted By: TPmanW (6/7/2011 7:12:55 PM)


how about using this with an earthquake in a 10 way free for all when someone is at one?
Posted By: Saxican (7/24/2011 11:32:43 AM)


Hive Mind. Play this while saying, "We shall think together!"
Play this when the lowest player's life total is 10 saying, "We shall bleed together!"
Then assuming the life stays that way during your next turn or if you have a crap load of mana play Hidetsugu's Second Rite and yell, "We shall go together!"

Best and most unlikely tie in the history of magic...but funny. :)
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Posted By: Birdtrap (2/6/2013 11:23:35 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!