• RagingBuddha

    Oh man, too bad cut is a sorcery. Missing HoK means this probably won’t be the Grixis control utility finisher of my dreams.

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      I really wanted it to have been an instant too. Needed to hit Heart and Combo cat when it counted.

  • Happy The Cat

    so double the mana for flame slash with Exsanguinate without the life gain stapled to it…

    • Random Guy

      Yes but unlike with split cards you don’t have to pay the mana on one turn. It’s a +1 mana Flame Slash that draws you exsanguinate, or gives you exsanguinate if you mill it out.

      • Happy The Cat

        so… it’s flame slash, but much worse since one is MUCH greater than two for burn, but the trade off is that I get the finisher for a completly different deck type that is MUCH worse since if I can’t kill you with it it doesn’t have the necessary life gain to make it powerful in topdeck mode or for multi player games.

        • Random Guy

          Why is xrr burn x for a “different deck type”? Its not generally better than flame slash but it might see constructed play.

          • Happy The Cat

            because it’s Xbb not xrr, so you have to have splashed into black for a pricey fireball that can only go face. if you want this effect outside of standard you can just run the much better cards it’s mimicking .

    • MrAptronym

      Well, if both cards were among the most efficient of their type, it’d be a bit broken to get both of them for one card. Getting an early game and a late game effect out of one card is in itself a major advantage.

  • Serj

    LORD THE ART fantastic

  • Insight66

    Good card.

  • Zombie

    Doesn’t answer the new Gideon, put it into the garbage bin because that’s what matters.

    • Polis_Ohio

      Seriously, doesn’t answer Saheeli, doesn’t kill Heart, etc… It’s like they tried to reprint Roast and forgot to make it an instant.

  • Winter Trabex

    An X-drop spell in the late game is a good finisher. I used to use Rakdos’s Return. It won me a lot of games. This one might win some too.

  • NC

    ‘OR PLANESWALKER’ COME ON IT’S NOT THAT FREAKING HARD WOTC

  • Derek Niles

    why is this a rare?

    • Derek Niles

      is it because its great in limited?

      • MrAptronym

        I suspect so. This card seems fantastic in limited.

  • Ryan Sullivan

    This is a pretty good edh card. If you don’t have exsanguinate in hand, you can habe this in the grave.

  • Jordan

    sorcery speed rare that’s useless against control decks and planeswalkers… wow wotc… just. Yeah.