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23rd May 2006, 12:59 AM
Persecute - Urza's Saga, 7th, 8th, 9th Edition. Rare
2BB: Sorcery
Choose a color. Target player reveals his or her hand and discards all cards of that color.
"My finest warrior was lost to the Phyrexians. I pray that Lady Selenia died honorably."
-Radiant, archangel
"I want every last one of theese tree-hugging, earth-loving, pointy-eared weaklingso ut of here. Now!"
"Of all the tyrannies on humane kind
The worst is that which persecutes the mind."
-John Dryden,
"The Hind and the Panther"

Mono colored decks, HATED THIS CARD. On turn 4, your hand would just be desimated. Unless ofcourse you're playing aggro and you can play out your hand by turn 4 then i guess this card wont have that much of an impact (having white weenie in mind). Either way, this is a handy discard card nonetheless

The Duck's Rating: 3.5/5

Shadow Trainer
23rd May 2006, 9:05 AM
A nice discard spell against control decks. 3/5

Felix Feral Fezirix
23rd May 2006, 11:09 AM
Ouch. Mono-colour decks should watch out. Five-colour decks won't die so much to this, but two/three-colour decks could also take a beating from this card.

This card is pretty good. It works in most black decks. ^^ Rawr, I say.


23rd May 2006, 7:26 PM
I woundn't say it was BAD, but it doesn't exactly shine either. Great hand decimation, but pretty situational. I'd play it in sideboard, but it can turn out great or horrible. Kind of a meh card for me.


24th May 2006, 4:20 AM
Well, with the right support in the deck, 85% of the time, it should work out GREAT. I mean, Duress, Distress, Cabal Therapy should help you decide if it's the right play to play Persecute at that time.

Not to mention, getting hit by a persecute when not expecting is a *****.

26th May 2006, 3:29 PM
I agree with teh duck, and besides, you can mass discard lands with this too, which is kinda fun...
But like the rest of Black's abilities, artifacts laugh at it.

Felix Feral Fezirix
27th May 2006, 3:23 PM
This is where you take the Nullmage and decimate the artifacts while their faces get a really funny expession on them.........

27th May 2006, 7:03 PM
Not many people pack BG with Nullmage you know... -_-"

Felix Feral Fezirix
28th May 2006, 4:36 AM
It's called Golgari with Destroy and Nullmage. >_<

29th May 2006, 11:43 AM
Then it's not Golgari. Not every colour corresponds to the guild.

30th May 2006, 7:47 AM
besides, you can mass discard lands with this too, which is kinda fun...
lands are colorless bud ;-)

Felix Feral Fezirix
30th May 2006, 2:23 PM
......My dear Ski, your brain is not working.

4th June 2006, 10:20 AM
Shush up Pikachuism, bet you knew that not, but still... Oh well, colourless lands... -sob- But... But... They have the border and everything... -sob-

Felix Feral Fezirix
4th June 2006, 12:44 PM
I knew lands were colourless, I just wished to not embarrass you on the Net.

4th June 2006, 3:10 PM
Well, it would be fun to have mass land discard nonetheless, and I would not have minded you informing me, but kindly rub it in not.

Felix Feral Fezirix
5th June 2006, 5:03 PM
If they had a card that allowed mass land discard, some dude would come up with this deck that sucks the mana out of your hand and plant attacks on you while killing your lands. >_< It would be totally imba. Therefore, it will never happen. Fat hope, Ski.

10th June 2006, 5:11 PM
Erm... As opposed to some blue cards such as Confiscate, and that other one that totally takes control of a land? Right. Imba.