Card of the Day for Wednesday, May 23rd 2012
Card Name » Betrayal of Flesh
Mana Cost » 5B
Expansion » Mirrodin
Type » Instant
Card Text » Choose one — Destroy target creature; or return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
Entwine—Sacrifice three lands. (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
Legal in » Vintage, Legacy, Commander, Modern
n00b's Thoughts » One of the very few instant reanimation spells. Probably not as "good" as Makeshift Mannequin in that regard but boy is this card versatile. Both of these effects are worth around four mana so paying six for either is pretty harsh. This would have been leaps and bounds better at 5 mana. However, the entwine cost can either be too steep to consider or too cheap to complain about depending on the game state. A two creature swing is pretty huge at sorcery speed, at instant speed it becomes totally insane. This is a really good but very overlooked card. Definitely more control deck oriented though. Combo and aggro want nothing to do with it. Aggro control may have a spot though.
Art » This is wonderfully versatile art. I love how it could either be a poor Moriok getting killed or getting reanimated.
Notes » I'm doing COTD until Gren comes back. This week's theme is reanimation.