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This guy isn't really good for self-mill, even if you're running Labratory Maniac as your win. I've been running that deck a lot, and it pretty much relies on graveyard recursion (Think Twice, Dream Twist etc.) to work, and Gloom Surgeon's ability *stops* your cards from getting to the gy where you need them. This card is pretty bad in the current standard environment; only a new mechanic in Ravnica will help him.
Posted By: grynning (5/9/2012 1:26:10 PM)


Very narrow applicability... Interesting concept. Would be freakin' sweet if it was graveyard rather than exile.
Posted By: steinburger1109 (5/20/2012 5:17:20 PM)


He used to be Laboratory Maniac's research assistant, before the fatal accident... He still helps out however he can, though.

Out of flavor, though, I would really prefer if the cards went to the grave instead, but that would be a little too much, wouldn't it?
Posted By: Totema (6/5/2012 1:21:49 PM)


Well this card wouldn't be too bad if you played it, then gave it the ol' Switcheroo and made it attack each turn with with Alluring Siren. Obtain blocker that does mucho damage then sit back as your opponent wants to strangle you. And you can sprinkle even more "I hate you" on top with a Leyline of the Void.
Posted By: FattyMcGiggles (8/15/2012 9:57:39 PM)


It'll be broken somehow. By somebody. Eventually. I swear.
Posted By: BagsMcpiper (5/4/2012 10:19:50 AM)


In a self mill this card is baller.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (5/3/2012 5:07:57 PM)


exiling off the top of your own library indicates madness.
top hats and trenchcoats indicate swagness.


Errata: Whistle a pop tune, {T}: Break target glass door and set off the alarm.
Posted By: DarthParallax (5/1/2012 1:26:31 PM)


5/5 just for the art. The card is okay. Probably a 3 unless they provide future support.
Posted By: oddmonk (4/26/2012 5:16:15 PM)


Weird geezer, isn't it? But I like it! I say make a casual Esper spirits deck with Drogskol Captain and white and black Kamigawa spirits with soulshift! This would work well there, with W/U providing buffs, while the Surgeon stalls out for those expensive black soulshift guys!
Posted By: Splizer (4/27/2012 9:01:50 AM)


Dat flavor text D:
I'll grab four regardless but he would have been better if it was all damage. It could be useful someday though, if each Ravnica guild gets a new keyword this guy could be in luck.
Posted By: axiobeta (4/27/2012 8:43:57 PM)