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Nightmare Lash 
Mirrodin Rare

Reviewed December 16, 2003

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Nightmare Lash - Eh, I think this thing sounds better than it actually is. Since re-equipping with it several times will whittle away a lot of life, it doesn't seem worth the 4 mana cost. In limited, it would be very doubtful it would be worth it in sealed because you will usually be playing 3 colors, and it would take too long to get enough swamps in play for it to be worth it. In draft, it might be worth a consideration if you are heavy or mono black.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.75
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Judge Bill

Nightmare Lash
An evil card for mono-black decks. Unfortunately, constructed mono-black decks have much better things to do with 4 mana and 3 life, as any aggressive deck should have their opponent close to dead by the time they hit 4 mana. So this pretty much rules this out for constructed.
In limited, however, this thing is great. I've never been passed it in draft, so I haven't tried it out myself, but it seems like it would just be too good if you had any number of significant Swamps in play.
Constructed - 2
Limited - 5


 Tuesday: Nightmare Lash
 In Constructed, this thing just doesn't have a home because the only decks
that have black in them are splashing for it.  In those decks, if you're
playing swamps, there won't be enough to make this be cost efficient.  And
if you're playing Mono Black, you're probably playing MBC and therefore not
playing too many creatures.
 In Limited, this is definitely better as limited games are much slower.
Pumping is good.  I would take it only if I was going black.  I also wouldn'
t switch to black if I saw it as a late pick.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3 (rating goes up or down depending on your card pool)

Nightmare Lash

 Oh my goodness this card just cries out to be used in Standard. I love the equip cost of pay 3 life. Think about the simple plays of turn 3 Dross Harvester followed by turn 4 Nightmare Lash. Yes folks that does mean you have lost 7 life but your opponent is taking 8 damage each turn unless they block and doesnít everything pretty much die to 8/8's. Okay it does have the common drawback of all equipment in that it is vulnerable to so many different forms of artifact kill. I would definitely think about first picking this in a lot of drafts. Even if you personally donít like the card you sure don't want one of the guys next to you having it if you cant deal with their creature. Once again this is a piece of equipment that just loves to be on Spikeshot Goblin.

 Limited 3.75

Constructed 2.5


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