Is there anything that can be done against a Stigma Lasher if you have a life gain deck?
This card seems quite broken. 2 mana for a 2/2 wither is a good card. But to have it ruin any hope of lifegain for the rest of the game seems unfair. (The rulings say that you still cannot gain life even if you kill Stigma Lasher.)
I was planning to build a life gain deck to counter my friends burn deck. But that seems pointless now.
He can add a few of these and some cards like Soul's Fire or Power of Fire (letting a creature damage a player without a chance to block) and I will be done for the rest of the game.
Is there any way to remove the effect of Stigma Lasher once it has done combat damage?