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Posted By: tcollins (12/20/2013 8:20:52 AM)


I just got an M14 booster today on a whim. I thought, "Maybe I'll luck out and find something cool!"
Scavenging Ooze? Sweet!
Foil Air Servant? Okay, not too bad.
What's this ... ? Rod of Ruin? ... WHY DID THIS GET REPRINTED? AGAIN? WIZAAARDS
Posted By: EnigmaAlpha (8/14/2013 1:38:21 AM)


The bad news is, there's no good news...
Another Rod of Ruin. Why couldn't we see something cool but similar reprinted, maybe like Rocket Launcher. I don't know all the rules of card reprinting though; but it'd be fun to see back.
Posted By: Washizuka (10/7/2013 11:58:04 AM)


The rod is a relic of ancient times...
...times when they had no concept of balance at all and thought this was on-par with Lightning Bolt and Time Walk.
Posted By: Hepatizon (10/14/2013 4:02:56 AM)


What is this... I don't even.
Posted By: lorendorky (7/10/2013 3:41:57 AM)


This card puts the other uncommon artifacts like Sol Ring, Skullclamp, Æther Vial, Voltaic Key, Sensei's Divining Top and Isochron Scepter to shame.

Rod of Ruin can kill vintage staples like Goblin Piker and sometimes even Bog Hoodlums repeatedly for just 3 mana a turn! (Vampiric Tutor your Ember Shot to win the clash). Can any of the above artifacts do that? No. Therefore, Rod of Ruin is superior, Q.E.D.

Now that I think of it, there is one uncommon artifact that can compete with Rod of Ruin... Razor Boomerang.
Posted By: troll_berserker (7/24/2013 1:16:44 AM)



Yeah, it does that, but it costs 3 mana to deal one damage after paying 4 to bring it out. 7 mana to target a creature with one damage seems to be a lot when you can use 2 to hit a player with a damage that could become useful.
Posted By: WindMasterArceus (8/5/2013 8:17:54 AM)


I once saw an Epser Rod of Ruin deck. As the name implies, it intended to win by killing only with Rod of Ruin. That deck is a testament to the immense suckiness of this card, as the deck was entirely counterspells and walls outside of Rod of Ruin.
Thus, in order to win with Rod of Ruin, LITERALLY NOTHING ELSE CAN HAPPEN.
Otherwise, Rod of Ruin does absolutely nothing for you.
So, my question is not why this is reprinted. My question is why this has been printed in like a bajillion core sets, all at uncommon.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (11/14/2013 6:09:11 PM)


I liked the 9th edition art the best.
Posted By: Dalkri (7/12/2013 5:53:50 AM)


"Silence! Or I shall thrust my rod at you!"
Posted By: A3Kitsune (7/13/2013 5:12:11 AM)