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@3cheesed: You can't splice onto the spell copies that Ink-Treader Nephilim produces: you can only splice onto a spell when you cast it, and those copies are never actually cast.
Posted By: bradhd (1/8/2014 5:17:47 PM)
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Just looked it up for all those posting storm cards.

-Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.


Da rules

-706.10. To copy a spell or activated ability means to put a copy of it onto the stack; a copy of a spell isn't cast and a copy of an activated ability isn't activated.

Storm does not work with this guy.
Posted By: Kirbyguy91 (2/5/2014 5:07:49 AM)
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@Mr.Freshness-Timmy, jerkoid, Anaxie1: None of those spells have any interaction with this guy. Into the Maw of Hell and Last Stand target a land or player (respectively) in addition to the creature, so they don't trigger him. Hidden Strings targets two permanents, so it doesn't, either. I'm not sure what Whispering Madness is supposed to do because it doesn't target at all.

@iFailed: If it was black you couldn't Doom Blade it at all. It targets a "nonblack creature", so you can't target a black creature, any more than you could target an Island with a Naturalize.
Posted By: manaderp (2/13/2014 10:55:41 AM)
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Let's break this down a little bit to see exactly how it works, and how we can take advantage of that.

First off, the ability only triggers "if that spell targets only Ink-Treader Nephilim". If the spell targets anything else, even if it's not a creature, we get no bonus. Into the Maw of Hell, for example, targets a creature and a land, so it would not copy.

A spell, can, however, refer to multiple objects as long as it targets only one of them. Searing Blood, for example, targets only one creature, but will deal damage to a player later in the turn, without targeting them.

You can copy a spell that allows you to select multiple targets, as long as the original copy targets only the Nephilim. You could copy an entwined Dream's Grip, for example, as long as you selected the Nephilim as both of the targets for the initial spell. (Note that this does not work with cards that require... (see all)
Posted By: The_Murderauder (2/25/2014 12:54:45 PM)
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What's really fun is when you cast Murder or Dreadbore on it in EDH and you have Blightsteel Colossus on the field.
Posted By: bleedingreen925 (3/9/2014 6:17:27 AM)
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Lol, use with Wojek Siren.
Posted By: Legendxp (3/14/2014 7:10:10 AM)
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@bradhd He's not implying that you splice onto the copies (that would take a ridiculous amount of mana anyway). You cast the spell, and as you cast the spell, splice a whole bunch of effects on it. The splices happen before the copies are made, and since Splice adds the effect to the spell, all of the copies have the extra effects too.
Posted By: Grakling (3/27/2014 10:13:29 AM)
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That this doesn't give you heroic buffs makes me really mad. Only a few words' difference and this card would have been a heck of a lot closer to playable.

Needless to say, my inner Johnny is aching.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (4/23/2014 10:23:47 PM)
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