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please reprint this, its not OP by today standards, and classics should always be in a core set, thats why its a core set.
Posted By: Tobolococo (2/18/2011 6:22:14 AM)


Use with Naya for some awesome immediate card ploppage. Draw 19 cards, put all of the lands into play, and immediately play everything you need. Even if your opponent is playing red, green, or white, you can far outrace that benefit. Thanks to Cabal Coffers and Dark Rituals, I've used this combo to lay down a second turn 20-point Consume Spirit.
Posted By: Zom-B (4/19/2012 10:49:49 AM)


Strictly worse than Yawgmoth's Bargain, and strictly better than every other card in the game except Storm Crow.

EDIT: Didn't notice the CMC. Therefore, equal to Yawgmoth's Bargain and worse than none other than Storm Crow.
Posted By: dlgn (5/5/2012 10:24:22 PM)


Has nobody thought of using this card in combination with Near-Death Experience?

Once you have both NDE and Necropotence in play, do the following to win:

1. Wait until your untap step, right before the beginning of your upkeep.

2. Pay X life to set aside X cards, where X is your life total minus 1, leaving you at 1 life.

3. Upkeep...GREAT SUCCESS!!!.

The only downside to this approach is if an opponent can somehow deal you 1 damage or get rid of NDE (at instant speed) during the time before your untap step and the beginning of your upkeep, so be wary of what your opponent(s) have untapped. Otherwise, you're golden (unless I'm somehow sorely mistaken).

I like to play this combo in a White/Black control deck based around lowering my own life total, swapping life totals with my opponent, and swooping in for the kill with unblockable creatures. I pay life in increments of 2 with Trespassing Souleater, which makes it un... (see all)
Posted By: thepittboss (2/21/2013 11:50:34 PM)


You win the game.
Drawback?? What a joke...
.5/5 For balancing and development.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (9/1/2012 8:40:53 AM)


Posted By: Hikingwolf (10/2/2010 11:24:25 AM)


whats happening in the art?
Posted By: darkfury (10/1/2009 8:03:34 PM)


I like how this was their attempt to fix Yawgmoth's Will. Spoiler alert: it didn't work. (well they halved the cost and made only a minor drawback so I'm not sure what they were expecting...). They ended up making what is generally accepted as the best black card in the game.

Greed is more successful.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (5/14/2013 11:16:10 PM)


Posted By: ChuckMickey (9/12/2009 1:02:51 PM)


why do people complain about this card when counterspell is there. Now that card is broken...
Posted By: AffinityILY (12/20/2013 1:21:24 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!