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I'm gonna nickname this card Spreading Disease.
It's like an entire "Spread 'Em!" deck in a single card.

Although a significantly nerfed version of this card was released in Eldrazi (and reprinted in Gatecrash) as Contaminated Ground.
Posted By: ToidiDiPuts (4/16/2013 3:48:14 AM)


This card really is powerful. I tossed a one-of into my "casual" B/R discard deck and my opponents couldn't play the game. One of them had that naturalize golem and a llanowar elf that he was sitting on, but by the time he blew it up I had lethal spells in hand.
Posted By: Earthdawn (5/14/2013 2:45:42 AM)


Screw you, I'll just use my Borderposts.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (5/31/2013 11:38:34 AM)


Might be funny to run this in R/B with Blood Moon or it's Magus. They don't actually combo, it's just that the only decks that can get through both cards are mono-black.

Anyway, use this next to recurring creatures, Gathan Raiders, and probably some way to eat the opponent's hand so if you don't get perma-lock on them, you can at be sure they aren't going anywhere for awhile. It's also good to have bojuka bogs or some kind of gravehate. Mindslicer is a good option for all of the above as he'll beat down for 4 or eat your hands, but your deck doesn't need a hand if running gravecrawler and nether traitor
Posted By: blurrymadness (8/9/2013 9:36:30 AM)


Drawback? This single card lock's "drawback" can be helpful under the right circumstances.
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (5/3/2014 7:18:24 AM)


By far one of the most annoying cards to run in a game of EDH. If you don't have colored mana rocks (and most decks honestly can't run more than 3-4, so you are effectively hoping to get 3-4 cards out of your 99 before this hits play, AND monocolor decks often don't run colored mana rocks) you are basically not casting anything for the entire game unless you are also monoblack. The only colorless ways to kill this that I can think of are karn and spine of ish sah, and the latter is crap unless you build around it, and they are also both 7 mana. The sacrifice doesn't even matter if you even build around it slightly and occasionally will actually help since people do like sac outlets.

Blood moon is annoying, but at least your basics are untouched, so 3-color decks that plan properly can play around it. Red also sucks so you are already handicapping yourself by playing a blood moon deck (or like shattergang brothers with massive amounts of colored mana rocks). Same with back to basics. B... (see all)
Posted By: mdakw576 (6/5/2014 1:48:56 PM)