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What happens if you cast a card with the same name of the exiled stuff? Does it get exiled or does it remain?
Posted By: JailedWanderer (4/17/2014 5:22:17 PM)




Good card. Hurts tokens decks the most but good against pretty much anything. It ain't strictly better than O-ring, but I'd rather have the sphere most of the time anyways.
Posted By: Drewskithelegend (5/23/2014 2:51:50 PM)


@SyntheticDreamer: Personally, I like the ring (ha, pun) of Maelstrom Ring. U/W control just found it's answer to token decks.

Spirits? What Spirits?
Posted By: ThisisSakon (9/26/2012 12:02:38 AM)


Surprisingly balanced and functionally relevant.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/26/2012 12:15:52 AM)


@Superllama: There's actually one really important problem there: You can't use Detention Sphere to remove your opponent's Detention Sphere. If Sphere becomes popular, Oblivion Ring will be an important answer to it.

Plus, it can fudge up in mirror matches pretty bad, as you mentioned.
Posted By: LordRandomness (9/27/2012 5:16:00 AM)


Ah a flavorful and functional answer to tokens. Token hate, gotta love it.
Posted By: Tsuichoi (9/27/2012 10:31:59 PM)


Fancy multicolored O-ring if you ask me, which is iight since most decks playing white are also playing blue these days.
Posted By: pedrodyl (9/28/2012 9:26:45 AM)


In order to make it stronger than O-Ring, they had to wonky up the wording.

I'm never in favor of wonky-ing up wordings in order to just make something better. Wouldn't a better solution have been, I dunno, to give it some sort of flicker effect? Or Detain or something? Seriously, how does that one ball contain all of those Relentless Rats?
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/28/2012 10:26:58 PM)


It's funny how it's nearly identical to Maelstrom Pulse, yet comes from two radically different color identities. I read an article by Maro somewhere on "tricks to putting fundamentally the same abilities in radically different colors" and this card, I think, was almost definitely designed by him.
Posted By: RAV0004 (9/28/2012 11:53:24 PM)


*** yo tokens. Play another one you rich ***.
Posted By: TraRobins (9/29/2012 9:42:51 AM)