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Nonononono, this card is amazing! Those who say that you can't run a pure discard deck have never tried. In my discard deck, I run four of these and four of Liliana's Caress. In addition, I run 4 Quest of the Nihil Stone and lots of discard cards like Mind Rot, Guul Draz Specter, Raven's crime, and Mind Sludge. The cards I have make a deck under $25 that can deal more than 45 burst damage. It's absurd.

Don't believe me? Watch.

Turn 1, quest for the Nihil Stone.
Turn 2, Liliana's Caress.
Turn 3, Megrim.
Turn 4, two more Liliana's Caress.
Turn 5, Mind Sludge, hit for 40 damage plus the 5 from Quest for the Nihil Stone. Good game.
Posted By: MicrosizeMe (1/23/2012 7:25:02 PM)
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Lilliana's caress.
Posted By: twiddleman12 (5/12/2012 6:36:27 PM)
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Seriously? Nobody has mentioned Larceny?

Play a blue/black deck with blue unblockable creatures and black creatures with fear. If you have a Megrim and a Larceny on the field, you do the normal combat damage from the creatures, plus the discard from each creature that gets past, which should be almost all of them. Then you get 2 more each because of Megrim. It takes some time to set it up, but it works well.

Remember, Larceny takes effect for each creature that hits them, and Megrim takes effect for each card they discard. These cards stack wonderfully, and they are all easily found cheap cards. The other good part is that they work well in solo. You can put them out one at a time as you find them and they have immediate payout while you build the rest of the combo. Those unblockable creatures will do considerable damage anyway.
Posted By: aaron987 (5/19/2012 1:52:27 PM)
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@Jason: ...that sounds like the most beautiful deck ever...
Posted By: ignaeon (6/23/2012 3:34:41 PM)
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To both those who like and those who dislike this card, I see many in the comments who think this only combos with discard. Yes, of course, with all the discard spells you'll want to hit your opponent with, they'll soon be out of cards. They'll start playing top-deck and there's nothing to trigger the Megrim.

That is why this belongs in U/B with Wistful Thinking, Unsummon, and Boomerang, as well as Duress, Mind Rot, Hypnotic Specter, etc.

It's not too rare to have by turn 5 or 6 (the combinations of discard, bounce, and counterspells along the way, prevent the opponent from getting much done in the first few turns) an Underworld Dreams, 2xMegrim, then if the opponent has no cards in hand, then bounce something with Unsummon or Boomerang, then Wistful Thinking for 14 damage. Likely a Mind Rot or Wistful Thinking was played the turn before with at least one Megr... (see all)
Posted By: MagnusMtG (5/4/2013 11:51:46 AM)
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@WrathofShane; Your strategy was to put a 2Black enchantment on the board, pay 2BlackBlackBlack, and waste two cards from your hand just to deal 6 damage? That doesn't seem like a good basis for a deck. Two Bump in the Night can do the same thing for BlackBlack without the enchantment. :/

Anyways, this card is nearly strictly worse than Liliana's Caress and is severely outclassed by The Rack in regular mono-black discard. By turn four when you can finally discard your opponent's hand to burn with this card, they'll barely have a hand left and you'll be running out of discard effects. In other words, its not good.
Posted By: troll_berserker (7/29/2013 10:31:09 PM)
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I used to run this with Sign in Blood. I used the sign to refill opponents hand when they had no cards left, followed by a mind rot on the same turn.

@Troll Beserk.

It won games in kitchen table top. The strategy was discard in general, and sign in blood lategame to take advantage of multiple megrims. It was quite powerful for the environment I was playing in.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/30/2013 9:27:43 PM)
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