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Date Reviewed - 02.16.07
||We finish out
the week with the uncommon Arcanist tactic Voidal
One of the trickier cards to use effectively, this 3
cost and threshold tactic can be amazingly powerful.
Whether you’d like to double up on Dragon Juice or
double bounce by duplicating a Quotidian
Assassination, or hit your opponent back after he
plays his Dragon’s Strategy, Voidal Replication can
be an equalizer or a back breaker.
When I say it’s a tricky card to use, here’s what I
mean. A card has been “played” when the cost is
paid. The rules will refer to the card as “being
played”, but this also encompasses having been
“played”. So, you can replicate a tactic that hasn’t
resolved yet if you play Voidal Replication in
response to that tactic. Why would this matter? When
the cost of the tactic to be duplicated involves
further cost in its text.
For example, Ritual of the Shattering Teeth has a
number cost of 0. Since you have to pick a number
for “X” and pay twice “X” (lets pick 3 for “X”) the
numeric cost of the card as it is being played,
would be 6. Thus, just to duplicate the RotSt, it’ll
cost 3 (Voidal Rep) + 6 (RotSt) = 9. Then add the
“X” (x 2) you now choose, and you’d have to pay a
total of 15 to get the same effect your opponent did
How do you avoid this sticky situation? Let the
tactic resolve, then (as long as no other tactics
have been played yet) replicate it while it’s
numeric cost is 0 and then set the “X” for yourself.
Ok, so it’s not that tricky, but it is something to
be aware of. In limited, you’d sometimes love to
have double of certain tactics so this can be very
welcome. In constructed, you’ll have the opportunity
to abuse your best tactics and/or effectively have 8
copies of your favorite tactic.