[GTC-ICD] Razortip Whip

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Razortip Whip
Artifact (C)
, : ~ deals 1 damage to target opponent.
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Razortip Whip

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That's one bad Curse of the Pierced Heart, which was already bad.
Awkward art. You'd have to have your head shoved into the dirt to get that perspective.
I'd rather have scepter of empires, which is it to say, I don't care much for this card.
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This is for Orzhov, it's like an Extort, that doesn't gain you life, but you don't need to cast spells. Death of a Thousand Cuts FTW
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Bleeeh.
This is for Orzhov, it's like an Extort, that doesn't gain you life, but you don't need to cast spells. Death of a Thousand Cuts FTW



You can only do 1 dmg per turn without gaining life. If you're into orzhov, there's no reason you'd want this.
Worthless. Might've been playable in Guildpact, what with bloodthirst and all. Here? Not so much.
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It's a clock and a mana sink.
You could do worse. 
I have a sneaking suspicion that this card was specifically created as an enabler for Rakdos, Lord of Riots.
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The correct mana cost for this artifact is Zero, not Two.
The definition of unplayable.

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I have a sneaking suspicion that this card was specifically created as an enabler for Rakdos, Lord of Riots.


Yeah. First thing I thought before I saw this (besides "loljank") was that it was probably a reject from when paincast was being considered a mechanic.

That aside, are there any cards that are more or less strictly better than this? If not, it's an okay enabler to ensure your opponent takes at least 1 damage every turn, if you need to do that for whatever reason.

EDIT: Enabler for Viskopa Guildmage + 5CMC enchant combo. Play this turn 2-4, enchant on T5,  T6: guildmage + activate combo ability and then whip ability for win. I tried.
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There are worse things you could be doing with 1 mana.  I'd take it in a weak deck.
The correct mana cost for this artifact is Zero, not Two.



0, and cantrip, and I might play it.
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In Dragons Maze limited it might work alright with Rix Maadi Guildmage.

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It seems like in limited it could be a decent enough filler as a 1-of.  A clock is a clock, and it helps with board stalls a bit by ensuring damage gets through.  Decent filler at least.  Not first pickable, and I'd probably really want something else most of the time, but in a particularly weak pack that is in the mid-pick stage I'd take it, and wouldn't be absolutely upset to include it as the 23rd card (Maybe closer to 21st or 22nd).  THere is a lot worse you could be doing with an artifact every turn.
It's not great but I'd take it late in a draft.

This would have been better in RTR definitely although it seems Gatecrash got a few cards like that (the Knight token card being another). Possibly this was on purpose? Is there an Azorius fit Gatecrash card?
It seems like in limited it could be a decent enough filler as a 1-of.  A clock is a clock, and it helps with board stalls a bit by ensuring damage gets through.  Decent filler at least.  Not first pickable, and I'd probably really want something else most of the time, but in a particularly weak pack that is in the mid-pick stage I'd take it, and wouldn't be absolutely upset to include it as the 23rd card (Maybe closer to 21st or 22nd).  THere is a lot worse you could be doing with an artifact every turn.



the analogue of tablet of the guilds. ideally useful, in practice useless.
This card was surprisingly amazing in Orzhov decks. I ended up siding in my second one, and matches that went to the late game, I won, and this definitely sped that up. I was impressed by how often it actually came in handy.
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It seems like in limited it could be a decent enough filler as a 1-of.  A clock is a clock, and it helps with board stalls a bit by ensuring damage gets through.  Decent filler at least.  Not first pickable, and I'd probably really want something else most of the time, but in a particularly weak pack that is in the mid-pick stage I'd take it, and wouldn't be absolutely upset to include it as the 23rd card (Maybe closer to 21st or 22nd).  THere is a lot worse you could be doing with an artifact every turn.



the analogue of tablet of the guilds. ideally useful, in practice useless.



Which has been true since the days of Ivory Cup and friends.

On-topic, Razortip Whip would be useful...if bloodthirst were a mechanic in RTR.
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Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
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On-topic, Razortip Whip would be useful...if bloodthirst were a mechanic in RTR.



Between Rakdos, Lord of Riots and Rix Maadi Guildmage, I could see some value in sneaking this into a Rakdos deck in block constructed.
 
Not much, but some.
Opened 3 of those at the pre-release. I was MAD.
On-topic, Razortip Whip would be useful...if bloodthirst were a mechanic in RTR.



Between Rakdos, Lord of Riots and Rix Maadi Guildmage, I could see some value in sneaking this into a Rakdos deck in block constructed.
 
Not much, but some.



Okay, it's not the One with Nothing of the set. But it is definitely the Eager Cadet of the set.
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Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
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Power creep.



Honestly, if you're still running Telim'tor's Darts somewhere, maybe it's time for an upgrade.
Power creep.



There was already a strictly better card than that.
This card is ok in limited.

Dragon Maze this card will be a good include for Rakdos.
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I had one in my pool of cards for prerelease... now that I think about it, I should have tossed it in the deck.  I was a few points from victory in each game I lost.
Honestly, if you're still running Telim'tor's Darts somewhere, maybe it's time for an upgrade.



But people only laugh at the Darts once, and we got that out of the way a long time ago. With the Whip they can start laughing again, as often as they like.
Honestly, if you're still running Telim'tor's Darts somewhere, maybe it's time for an upgrade.



But people only laugh at the Darts once, and we got that out of the way a long time ago. With the Whip they can start laughing again, as often as they like.



There's still that "Telim'tor" is an anagram for "Mr. Toilet", though.
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Clever deduction Watson! Maybe you can explain why Supergirl is trying to kill me.
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Wait, this card doesn't work with my Simulacrum - Fungusaur combo! It's not power creep.