I have the artifact Jacob's Ladder (from the Patriarchs expansion). For the life of me I can't figure out its use or why I'd want to include it in a deck.
The text on the card reads:
"Holder may choose which Lost Soul is to be rescued during Holder's rescue attempt. Holder must have access and may only rescue that Lost Soul."
First, this text makes it appear that this only affects the holder (ie, owner) of the card. This ability looks like it restricts which Lost Soul you can attempt to rescue. If anything, this is a restriction placed on you the player and not on your opponent. I'm not sure why I'd want to do this.
Second, that style of restriction (ie, player's choice) is always used for Type II deck tournaments (as opposed to Type I deck tournaments, where that restriction apparently doesn't exist).
So...can anyone explain to me the point of this card? If I'm building a Type II deck, I already have to play by those rules (good idea to follow tournament rules). And if I'm building a Type I deck, why would I want to place a restriction on myself? Is there something I'm not understanding? Is there a ruling on this card by which it is played differently? Does anyone out there use this card?