Quote from DJRedLantern »Don't think of it as costing twice as much mana. Think of it as costing half as many creatures.
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If you put a trample counter on a persist creature, it loses that counter when it dies, right?
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that said blood artist (and zulaport cutthroat) are still better because they're easier to reanimate, or cheat out of a deck, that goes a long way. still a really solid card.