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This type of card always makes me feel like some kind of demon offering some kind of one-sided deal; you can take the damage or let me draw, definitely your decision. I'm sure you won't regret it.
Posted By: cptjack42 (12/6/2011 10:56:19 PM)


Almost made for infect decks.
Stick this on a small infect creature and the opponent will either have to open himself to proliferate or give you a cheap card advantage.

I've got this card in a couple of decks, have won a surprising amount of battles by sheer numbers. The mere psychological aspect of wearing your opponent down like this is amazing.
One of my all time favourite cards!
Posted By: Hugomanen (1/6/2012 6:13:50 PM)


Makes a nice combo with Deadly Allure, especially if you have a creature with first strike. Use Abattoir Ghoul or Glissa, the Traitor, and you get an added bonus!
Posted By: SirZapdos (2/1/2012 4:57:31 PM)


1 to play, 1 to equip, they block your card you get to draw 2 cards. Rinse and repeat over and over. Um, that's awesome.
Posted By: GolemEmperion (5/7/2012 2:01:55 PM)


So I play a lot against my friend who has a B/W token deck with my infect mono-G deck. It's frustrating, as even when I get trample onto my guys, he can just multi-block.
I think I'll be taking this.
Card advantage, here I come!
Posted By: ElCarl (6/13/2012 8:10:15 AM)


love me some colorless card draw.
Posted By: tantallum99 (7/5/2012 4:53:55 PM)


Nemesis Mask,Basilisk Collar,Darksteel Juggernaut xD
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (8/3/2012 12:29:54 PM)


Awesomely good in red/white decks. Can be a pseudo-unblockable in green decks too.
Posted By: bay_falconer (11/17/2012 10:19:09 AM)


I love equipping this to Augury Adept in my Kithkin Aggro deck. Give me two cards or give me one card and life.
Posted By: TransmuteThis (12/5/2012 5:27:53 PM)


The advantage to this card is that it makes your deck more reliable. In a perfect hand this card isn't that useful, no (unless you're using a combo with it.) But you often won't draw perfect hands. This card means that if you're failing your mana curve because you're drawing cheaper, smaller creatures, you can spend the leftover mana to equip them with this and either do some damage or to draw a new card to replace them.

Obviously it works best in combination with creatures that punish the opponent for not blocking, too, either by high power / low toughness or with special abilities.

Picturing how cards work only in a 'perfect' mana-curve hand is a mistake. Any deck can win with the perfect hand. Cards like this let you recover even with a slightly weaker one.

And note that many of the cards that this combos also combo well with each other -- those high-power, low-toughness attackers or creatures with nasty effects when unblocked combo well with Taunting Elf/autocard... (see all)
Posted By: Aquillion (6/3/2013 6:46:16 AM)


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