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Posted By: Enemy_Tricolor (2/18/2012 1:47:27 AM)


Possibly one of the funniest combats would be this against a Kitchen Finks.

Player 1: "I'll play a Geralf's Messenger. You lose 2 life. Go."

Player 2: "I'll play a Kitchen Finks. I gain 2 life. Go."

Player 1: "I'll attack with Geralf's Messenger."

Player 2: "I'll block with Kitchen Finks. My 3/2 trades with your 3/2."

Player 1: "You lose 2 life. Go."

Player 2: "I gain 2 life. I pass."

Player 1: "I'll attack with Geralf's Messenger."

Player 2: "I'll block with Kitchen Finks."

Player 1: "YES!!! It's finally DEAD!"

Player 2: "During combat, I'll play Hunger of the Howlpack."

Player 1: "NOOOOOOOOO"

Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (9/15/2012 8:21:04 AM)


shouldn't it be gisa's messenger? since it's black?
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (2/4/2012 1:21:44 PM)


If this doesn't make Mono-Black, nothing will. I highly doubt Mono Black will get anything like this and Phyrexian Obliterator in Standard at the same time again.
Posted By: DarthParallax (1/27/2012 11:34:15 AM)


This card works really well outside of zombie decks too, a sacrifice/recurring utility.
Posted By: Cyberium (1/26/2012 10:16:49 PM)


This is incredible. You pay B to damage your opponent for 4 life then BB for a 3/2 undying. Gotta love it!! 5/5
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (2/11/2012 11:37:24 PM)


I love that this has Undying (kewl mechanic) AND his chest looks like someone stuck a Duracell in 'em... "Nothing outlasts Black the Coppertop!"

So, new munchable dead guy... who should I start feeding you to with Grave Pact out?... Zombie entourage in my GB Saproling deck with Ghave, Guru of Spores ? Naw, how about an unthreatening Mortician Beetle with this as as a "Power Supply" for Phyrexian Tower / Ashnod's Altar , massive tokens a la Innistrad, and then the 'piece de resistance'... Thraximundar. Forget the Bunny... Coppertop Engine ftw!

Oh, and TY WIZARDS for bringing back my favorite tribe in a BIG way the past few months! Viva la Z-Day!!
Posted By: 8Netherwind8 (1/29/2012 8:12:28 AM)


I think this is the best card in the set. Seems too easy to sac it, remove a counter with Hex Parasite, and repeat. It's just that Wizards still refuses to print good sac engines.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/26/2012 6:46:08 PM)


@1919: NOPE. It's the He-Man chest plate! You know.. You hit it and it shows where he's been damaged but still kickin?? lol
Posted By: Mike-C (2/8/2012 12:37:21 PM)


This card is one of my favorite creatures in the game now. I've won games against tough opponents by no other reason but the sheer loss of life this card hits them with, even if they have blockers and kill spells, this guy just laughs when he dies, often delivering the final push to win it.

Even better is his brokeness with other cards. Want him to block? Amulet of Vigor. Need a friend? Gravecrawler. Want more of em? Any copy card can enter the battlefield as a copy of anything else when it undies. With a +1/+1 counter. He makes Phantasmal Image insane.

Great art, but when I pulled him at the prerelease, I though the front chest thing was a Jiggy from Banjo-Kazooie.

Solid 5/5. A must have for any mono black deck
Posted By: brbrcket (2/26/2012 8:02:30 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!