The Punisher, Born in Blood
Posted on Oct. 16, 2021, 11:11 p.m. by TypicalTimmy
Did my best to find artwork that doesn't prominently feature firearms. The shotgun behind him can easily be "considered" to be some sort of weapon sheath or melee weapon.
Plus this artwork looks awesome, not unlike the artwork for Innistrad 3.
Oh, right. In the event it was not clear or anything, the reason his activated ability uses phyrexian mana is actually so you can pool your own life into it, and then dump your freed up mana into . For example, suppose you are able to produce a total of 7 mana. You could pay and give something -4/-4 until end of turn, or you can bring the pain and pay 6 life to give something -7/-7 instead by pooling all x7 into . Effectively, the more you are willing to hurt yourself, the more you are able to hurt back. Hence, The Punisher.
This art is awesome. I've always felt punisher would be orzhov because of his own twisted sense of justice. But I really like this design
October 16, 2021 11:28 p.m.
shadow63, truthfully I feel the same way, but I don't like how he looks with a gold border. What might be interesting is subverting his activated ability with instead of . That would make him Orzhov in identity while retaining his black border, and really showcases his twisted sense of justice.
October 16, 2021 11:37 p.m.
You could give him a cheaper CMC by making the player sac three humans to cast him (or maybe flip him from Frank to Punisher). Fun stuff!
October 17, 2021 11:18 a.m.
Gattison That statement fills me with dread. Not because of the Punisher, but Secret Lair mechanically unique cards not found elsewhere in Magic.