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This was the first "no duh" permanent I thought of when I saw Zedruu the Greathearted spoiled.
Posted By: lorendorky (6/19/2011 1:25:14 AM)


@Fenizrael and ICEFANG13: Clock of Omens works perfectly with this, even if you have Unwinding Clock as well.

Recall that the untap step happens before anything else. All you need to do is activate Clock of Omens during your opponents' upkeep steps, targeting Clock of Omens (it doesn't say you have to target a tapped artifact) and tapping Howling Mine and Clock of Omens to pay the cost. The clock untaps, the mine stays tapped, and you're good to go. If you're not playing Commander, note that you can do this with one Clock of Omens for any number of Howling Mines.
Posted By: Artscrafter (9/23/2011 3:00:47 PM)


I love this in EDH with Font of Mythos and Archmage Ascension.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/1/2011 11:32:01 AM)


Howling Mine ought to come back in M12, or M13. whenever they decide to rotate Beleren.
Posted By: DarthParallax (6/22/2011 12:18:40 PM)


We all shout, "Yes!" when this comes into play. Whoever played it always gets either first or second because nobody wants to kill the howling mine guy.
Also, beautiful with Consecrated Sphinx.
Posted By: KokoshoForPresident (3/30/2012 6:51:03 PM)


Anybody know a good way to keep this tapped for everybody's turn except your own?
I'm thinking it could be nigh impossible especially since I'm running an Unwinding Clock
Posted By: Fenizrael (8/27/2011 7:42:52 AM)


howling mine is always interesting in multiplayer. Not really all that good but it certainly makes it more fun.
Posted By: bijart_dauth (6/17/2011 4:22:54 PM)


@ Fenizrael

Clock of Omens would be my choice, but probably isn't as good for you because of Unwinding Clock.

Relic Barrier does exactly what you want it to do, as long as you don't mind a lack of other uses.

Icy Manipulator is probably the best choice, but only if you have mana ramping, not a lot of other players, or use artifact lands.

EDIT @Artscrafter I know that, but the reason why its not as good for this deck is because untapping things with the effect is much less useful with Unwinding Clock then it would be in a deck without it.
Posted By: ICEFANG13 (10/2/2011 10:46:02 AM)


I used to hate this card.
Then I started running Spiteful Visions and Storm Seekers (yeah, I know!).
I like it much more now.
In fact, I have been put on the ropes by someone who had a howling mine out, and they died the turn they were going to crush me because without a howling mine, they would have been at 1 life.
Posted By: kiseki (10/14/2011 6:24:14 PM)


I generally like using Lodestone Myr to keep this tapped. That is all.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (1/8/2012 9:13:39 AM)