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Celestial Prism 
Beta Uncommon

Reviewed December 30, 2002

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Classic.  Simply classic.  Oh yeah - complete crap too.  There might have been a time this was a decent mana filter - when the only City of Brass was about $20 and only in Arabian Nights.  Now, not even the much better predecessor, Mana Prism, is even played.  I can not think of a single reason I would ever play this in constructed for any reason, barring SEVERE temporary mental illness and a bad concussion with slight amnesia.  I'd have to be drunk too.

In limited, ONLY if you're faced with some nasty doubles and even triples of mana costs in a 3+ color deck AND your mana base is worse than Jennifer Lopez's marriage base.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 1.1
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An interesting artifact mana source. I can think of more useful sources in the current constructed environment. It costs you 3 to cast, then you have to put an investment of 2 mana in to get only one out. Not the best deal going. But if you happen to be playing draft or sealed with Beta (yeah, right...when you do that, be sure to invite me, okay?) then this could be a helpful card as a mana smoother.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 4

Judge Bill

A useful ability, and one which has been emulated on many cards since. There are several times in constructed where I wished something like this was legal. It's a nice ability to have to cast your off color spells.
In limited, I would definitely play this. Mana fixing like this is always useful.
Constructed: 2.75
Limited: 3.75

Van Zandt

Celestial Prism
Back in the day,  this card saw a lot of play in my area.  I still own 9 or
so unlimited edition Celestial Prisms.  It was one of the best ways (aside
from dual lands and birds of paradise) to splash colors into your deck. 
Nowadays though,  it is simply inferior to many many cards,  mana prism,
fellwar stone, etc.  It could perhaps see occasional limited play,  but
aside from that,  those 9 Celestial Prisms will probably be staring at the
inside of that box for a long time to come.

Constructed 1.5
Limited 2.5


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