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Mercadian Masques Common

Reviewed December 31, 2002

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One of the best utility cards blue has.  In the right situation, it's as good as an Ancestral, and in some situations, it's even better.  Being able to hide your goodies pre-Duress is really nice.  Really great with a more full hand, though it is at least card replacement.

In limited, you play it for the ability to go digging for what you need.  Can be a butt saver in the right situation.

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 4
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Happy New Year's Eve,'s a reminder not to party too hard tonight, or you'll end up looking like the chick in the Brainstorm pic tomorrow morning. ;)

Gee, more card draw and card advantage for Blue. A decent card for constructed since it's basically pick a card or 3 from the top 3 in your library for only (U), and at Instant speed to boot. This card would be especially helpful in limited formats, as the smaller deck sizes of such are even more affected by the ability to draw cards to get to your "good stuff".

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4

Judge Bill

A great utility spell. You get to draw 3 cards, while arranging the next 2 draws. Unfortunately, the draws may not be good. That's where an effect that shuffles your library comes in. If the library gets shuffled, you get 3 good cards, while not having to worry about your next 2 draws.
Also, if someone hits you with a discard spell, you can hide the card you really want to keep on top of your library.
In limited, this helps just as much, as you get the cards you need early or at that time, while putting the cards you don't need back for another day.
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3.5

 Van Zandt

It hides your cards from duress,  it fixes mana problems,  and it fully
refreshes your hand if you have a cheap shuffle effect.  This card gets more
amazing with the more cards WotC puts out.  In limited it's still quite
good,  it just doesn't hide cards as well,  and it's harder to find shuffle

Constructed 4
Limited 3



One of my more personal favorites for card draw, if
you took off the then put 2 cards from your hand on
top in any order, its ancestral recall.  However, it's
not.  I've used this in Several decks and seems very
play-worthy.  In type 1 there are better cards to play
(Impulse, Ancestral Recall, Stroke of Genius)

In Limited.  I love card draw, card advantage is
always good, If you go blue, play it.

Contructed: 3.5
Limited: 4

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