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one of my best cards i cant seem to come up with a good strat with it any more cant even remember what deck i originally had it in, but still 5/5.
Posted By: rolter (1/24/2013 8:29:07 AM)


Am I missing something here? I don't see the greatness in this card. I see it as this:

"Skip your draw step

When you want to draw a card, pay 1 life, exile it until the next end step."

Seriously, what am I missing???
Posted By: Frogmander (1/20/2013 11:48:24 PM)


dont like the new art? i think its nice.
but why is this card so good... i dont get it
Posted By: Tezz (10/18/2009 2:45:51 PM)


so do you get the exiled cards you set aside at the end of your turn?
Posted By: thelittleupsman (1/3/2010 9:08:09 PM)


this is a card that beginning players see in the same light as channel: but i need my life...
besides, my tip for running this card: brush with death.
Posted By: JackTheStripper (10/13/2011 9:43:10 PM)


am i on the wrong side of things by thinking that yawgmoth's bargain is strictly better even though it costs more?
Posted By: FourEx (3/29/2013 6:53:57 PM)


yep, for whenever you just wanna draw a bunch of cards and win the game.

I wouldn't feel right winning with this card though.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (7/15/2011 3:00:39 PM)


I know this card is good. I know it is one of the best ever made. I know that it was banned/restricted in most every format it was ever considered legal in. But, I have no idea how to use it. I'm no scrub, but I just ... don't understand how to use it. I mean, isn't Phyrexian Arena just as useful? Someone, please it explain it to me...
Posted By: sincleanser (8/23/2011 1:46:56 PM)


BlackAlbino: I'm wondering if we can blame the seemingly breakneck pace of modern-day tournament play. Having to pay a drawback could arguably mean being forced to slow down on some axis. This view, perhaps, was a reaction to how quickly things like Necropotence could find needed weaponry. If it's moving THAT quickly, you may not be able to afford the luxury of sacrificing vitality and/or cards! Now add in the more general, not-coupled-to-Necropotence's-power desire to be ultra-powerful...well, regardless of the net gain, many are going to see sacrificing and life payment as a reduction of power, compared to the possibility of never having to give anything up. I can't exactly say these combined conceits are conducive to a leisurely gaming experience. Of course, tournament play seems to have a low opinion of a leisurely pace...
Posted By: SkyknightXi (5/10/2012 10:20:24 AM)


The discard thing is a triggered ability. You can use the instant-speed Reanimate to recover a creature before it gets exiled.

This art is sweet as hell.
Posted By: Salient (5/28/2012 3:43:22 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!