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Oppressive Rays from 'Journey Into Nyx'

Oppressive Rays
Wizards of the Coast

Oppressive Rays is a new white "Magic: The Gathering" card featured in the "Pantheon's Power" Intro Pack from Wizards of the Coast's expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx." This common enchantment can significantly slow down an opponent's early game attackers, buying you valuable time.

Oppressive Rays - W
Enchantment - Aura (Common)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature can't attack or block unless its controller pays 3.
Activated abilities of enchanted creature cost 3 more to activate.

Oppressive Rays is an MVP in limited games early on, when your rival would rather play additional threats than pay the three mana to attack with the creature you enchant. Later, the three mana won't be such a big deal for the purpose of attacking, nevertheless it'll still put a huge monkey wrench in their plans to abuse activated abilities efficiently.

Oppressive Rays is much more impressive when you have constellation creatures such as Underworld Coinsmith, Grim Guardian, Harvestguard Alseids, Doomwake Giant, or Dreadbringer Lampads on the battlefield. It may not be Pacifism, however when you can gain a life, make your opponent lose a life, prevent all damage to one of your creatures, give all your opponent's creatures -1/-1, and make your largest threat gain intimidate for just one white mana what's not to love about Oppressive Rays?

How will you use Oppressive Rays?

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