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I disagree with one of the recent additions to this page. While Reprisal is certainly strictly better than Smite the Monstrous (for multiple reasons), I don't think it's fair to say that either is STRICTLY better than Vanquish the Foul, because Vanquish DOES have an extra effect that neither of the other two do (Scry 1). While this effect may seem minimal, it is an added effect over the other two spells, which based on my understanding of the concept of "strictly better" makes the comparison invalid. I am not arguing the idea that both spells are better than Vanquish the Foul, however "better" and "strictly better" are two different things.
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Has anyone actually noticed that the Shock, Lightning Bolt, and Booby Trap scenario actually still leaves Lightning Bolt being better? Either one works, due to Booby Trap only activating as a trigger. This gives the player with Lightning Bolt time to kill the opponent before the trigger actually resolves.
 
Has anyone actually noticed that the Shock, Lightning Bolt, and Booby Trap scenario actually still leaves Lightning Bolt being better? Either one works, due to Booby Trap only activating as a trigger. This gives the player with Lightning Bolt time to kill the opponent before the trigger actually resolves.
 
[[User:WindMasterArceus|WindMasterArceus]] ([[User talk:WindMasterArceus|talk]]) 19:53, 19 March 2014 (UTC)
 
[[User:WindMasterArceus|WindMasterArceus]] ([[User talk:WindMasterArceus|talk]]) 19:53, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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I disagree with one of the recent additions to this page. While Reprisal is certainly strictly better than Smite the Monstrous (for multiple reasons), I don't think it's fair to say that either is STRICTLY better than Vanquish the Foul, because Vanquish DOES have an extra effect that neither of the other two do (Scry 1). While this effect may seem minimal, it is an added effect over the other two spells, which based on my understanding of the concept of "strictly better" makes the comparison invalid. I am not arguing the idea that both spells are better than Vanquish the Foul, however "better" and "strictly better" are two different things.


Has anyone actually noticed that the Shock, Lightning Bolt, and Booby Trap scenario actually still leaves Lightning Bolt being better? Either one works, due to Booby Trap only activating as a trigger. This gives the player with Lightning Bolt time to kill the opponent before the trigger actually resolves. WindMasterArceus (talk) 19:53, 19 March 2014 (UTC)