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I'm not sure if I like this or the old art the most, but it is fun to see another version of this, at the very least.
Posted By: TomTomat (6/4/2013 4:23:17 PM)
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Both arts are incredible. I don't mind owning either. ;D
Posted By: Doaj (6/4/2013 5:45:06 PM)
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This card is so strong. Finally got one because there was actually one for trade :D glad they reprinted it (simply for availability).
Posted By: SAUS3 (6/10/2013 8:28:05 AM)
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they reprinted it :D
Posted By: at0micpickle (6/4/2013 6:56:41 PM)
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What can one say about Maelstrom Pulse? Very solid card, good in most formats it's available in. Like a Golgari version of Vindicate and arguably just as good.
Posted By: MithosFall (6/6/2013 10:55:06 PM)
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FYI:

The art is from a Grand Prix 2011 Promo. Both arts are great, and John Avon never disappoints.
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (6/6/2013 10:57:39 PM)
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Pretty sure this is the highest rated card on gatherer right now! Let's keep it that way.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (6/8/2013 5:22:02 PM)
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The first one had Progenitus-like awe going for it, but this one is more "HOLY MOLY it just punched a hole through a mountain range", I think. They're both very fine art that show immense destruction in different ways.
Posted By: Nucleon (6/11/2013 6:24:37 PM)
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I can clearly see a "pulse" ripping through the land in this art. I believe this is also the Judge Promo art. Is this better than the previous art? It's really hard to say, but if it came down to it, I'd say this one is better.

So what can be said about Maelstrom Pulse?
It's reason number 2 why BlackGreen is one of the most popular EDH colours (Reasons 1 being Pernicious Deed).
It can target almost any permanent (I wonder which it can't target... if only it were obvious...).
It can be just as effective as a sorcery-speed Naturalize, or just as damning as a completely one-sided Damnation.
It has the ability to kill Planeswalkers.
If there are two copies of one permanent where one is untargetable, you can target the targetable one to kill the other.
It's cheap enough to play competitively but expensive and colour-heavy enough where people don't complain about it.

It may be one of the most perfect cards in Magic.
Posted By: Ferlord (6/16/2013 7:58:30 PM)
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Detention Sphere had a child with Vindicate and it's... green?
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (11/8/2013 2:27:49 PM)
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