Your standard one-mana discard spell, with a
little something extra. Magic: the Gathering
just loves its little extras, doesn't it?
Anyway, this one puts the top card of your
victim's library into his graveyard. Black has
always dabbled in mill, but it prefers the
precision extirpation, rather than Blue's tactic
of large amounts off the top and hope to exhaust
him that way. But the problem is, cards in your
library are like life points-- as long as
there's still at least one left, it doesn't
really matter how many you have left, does it?
And so without Blue's bargain-basement book
burning, Black just is not going to successfully
run anyone out of cards.
Horrifying Revelation is still playable, though.
If nothing else it is a first-turn discard
spell, and Black does occasionally plunder its
opponents' graveyards for things to reanimate,
so putting two cards there instead of one
couldn't hurt, right? But still, the Revelation
gives the opponent a choice in the matter. And
since Duress is still Standard-legal, in case
you'd forgotten, I just don't see Horrifying
Revelation finding its niche-- at least not for
I like the idea of a card that attacks the
opponent's hand and library at the same time.
The problem with discard-forcing cards has
always been that they don't do anything when the
opponent has no cards left in their hand -
Horrifying Revelation also addresses that issue,
but the impact may not be quite enough to get it
into high-level play. I will note, though, that
it messes with the Mind Sculptor's Brainstorm
ability and anything else that people use to
know what the top card of their library is, and
that a fully-charged Bloodchief Ascension likes
it a lot.
Welcome back readers today’s card
of the day is Horrifying Revelation from
Mirrodin Besieged. For one black
mana an opponent is forced to discard
a card and put the top card of
his or her library into the
graveyard the short and sweet is
bad discard and bad mill
stapled together. In standard, extended
and eternal this will never see play
as the number of cards that
outclass it is tremendous
barring some sort of bizarre card
that interacts well with it.
In casual its bad as you can get more efficient
mill or discard for a little more mana.
In multiplayer it only hits
one player so I would
not run it In multiplayer. In
limited it’s a last pick
If I ever saw one and I
would never main deck it, overall
a horrible card with such poor
applications I wouldn’t play
Today's card of the day is Horrifying
Revelation which is a one mana Black spell that
has target player discard a card and send the
top card from their library to their graveyard.
This is a decent bit of disruption for a single
mana and works well enough for discard decks,
but that theme is fairly weak especially in
multiplayer and this does little to enhance it.
Overall an average card that may see some play
and does a nice job of annoying Blue players
using Scry effects, but nothing overly
For Limited without a likely source of discard
effects there won't be as much combo potential
for this card, but there are options depending
on your draft. For hand destruction if you
happen to open Painful Quandary or Sangromancer
a few copies of Revelation become very useful.
Psychic Miasma and Sword of Feast and Famine
work as support as well, but drafting a pool
like that is asking quite a bit. The
library removal in a forty card environment can
be a surprise path to victory with the mythic
rares Geth, Lord of the Vault and Sword of Body
and Mind. In that scenario Shriekhorn
would also be a common to watch for.
Without those cards available there may seem to
be less reason to run Horrifying Revelation,
though it is a one for one trade for a single
mana, plus a card in their library. It
works as a filler for keeping a good mana curve
and can be an annoying early game play, so it is
worth consideration for any Black build.
Welcome to another Card of the Day
review here at Pojo.com. This time we are taking
a look at Horrifying Revelation from Mirrodin
Besieged. This one black mana cost sorcery makes
a player discard a card and then put the top
card of his or her library into his or her
graveyard. And all of that is from another
common card from the set. While not anything
that is going to blow your opponent out of the
water, it is something that will be troublesome,
and if well applied, a definite nuisance.
In standard it is not much about mill decks or discard decks,
although this works exceptionally well with
Liliana decks using Liliana’s Caress. It could
be a center point for people hoping to bring
discard back to standard.
Of course in vintage, it works well with Megrim, but the
Liliana’s Caress is far superior to Megrim in
that it is cheaper and a loss of life as opposed
to damage. In case you are unaware, a Circle of
Protection Black can stop the damage from
Megrim, but does not stop the loss of life of
the Liliana’s Caress.
Ultimately, you get what you pay for, and it is definitely worth
building around. If this card doesn’t have the
support of some other reasons to discard, or
even some ways of inflicting pain for
discarding, than it is just another black
common. But when well applied, it could very
well be a card your opponents loath.