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  Dealer's Choice Day

Spell Cards and How They've Changed

Date Reviewed: 03.25.05

Reviewer's select any Spell Card and take another look at it based on today's game play.

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.


Today, we have to review a spell card of our choice. Much like Wednesday, we either pick our favorite spell or the one I think is the most useless.

I did useless last time, so I’ll go favorite this time. This review probably should have been favorite spell besides Terror Pit, natural Snare, and Holy Awe, but what can you do?

I’ll go with my next favorite spell card….That being critical blade.


Critical Blade

Civilization: Darkness

Type: Spell

Mana Cost: 2

Ability: Destroy one blocker on your opponent’s side of the field

Shield Trigger


The Rundown


Why, why does the new set threaten this card???

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, there’s a new card coming out in Stomp-a-trons that does the same thing, only it has limitations. It’s called Comet Missile, it’s also a shield trigger, Fire-Civ, and destroys a blocker 6000 or less...and it costs only 1 mana.

But we’re not talking about that today, we got Critical Blade, the card who’s gone through some hard times ever since Evo-Crushinators.


The Positive Side


There really isn’t much to say about this card. It’s pretty much explains for itself.


It’s cheap. Because of this, combos are pretty easy to pull of with this guy.


It costs only 2. The DFBC that you played last turn is under no threat of a blocker. Screw you Marine Flower…


It’s a shield trigger. Your opponent ready to attack and has one of those La Byle out on the field. He hits you and…you get the critical and kill the blocker and destroy him next turn while your opponent goes to the corner and crawls in the fetal position rocking back and forth dreaming of better days…


That’s really wraps it up. Everything good about the card you probably already know.


The Negative Side


There are bad things to this card…just not that many.


One of them is that it only kills blockers. What if you face a red/green deck? Then this card is about as useful to you as 1 pronged fork…


The only other problem with the card is that it’s gonna get major competition from Comet Missile. The new card is one cheaper and destroys the majority of blocker in the game, except for the major blockers like Gran Gure and Ladia Bale. How will our Critical Blade live up to this. It’s like watching your child play football against the New England Patriots…I assume…


Finally, here’s “what else could you use?”

- Comet Missile-when it comes out.

- writhing Bone Ghoul

- 2 Marrow Ooze


There isn’t too much else to play. I say run it for the time being


The Limited Side


There aren’t many blockers in limited, or blockers that hold a major threat. However, for those people who do draft those blockers, always take a couple of these just in case. These cards are really decent in limited. I would draft them, just not before the 3rd pick. But do take the card. It should help you, since there are blockers out there.


The Recap


Here’s the + and – again



+ Kills Blockers

+ Cheap

+ Shield Trigger

+ Combo Potential



- Not every deck has blockers

- Comet Missile poses a huge threat to the use of this card

- There not being more bad things about this card


Constructed- 4/5- The card helps with those blockers in ways you can’t imagine.

Limited- 3.5/5- Still strong in limited. Just less blockers probably

Art- 3/5- That guy needs anger management…or video games…


That’s it for Critical Blade. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, or complaints, E-Mail me at


Later Days…


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