Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Uncommon
2U - Instant
target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each
card in your graveyard.
3.20 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.93 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed February 11, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
Logic is going to find a home because of it's
combo flavor. In a blue deck with lots of ways
to discard cards (for advantage) this card is
going to be very happy. I think it's really
going to make a showing in dual colored decks -
especially Pyschatog, Zombie Infestation, and
Wild Mongrel type decks. Blue-Green Threshold
may be a match for Black-Blue Psychatog... but
that remains to be seen.
Constructed Rating: Dominant
played through its mana cost, Circular Logic is
similar to Rethink. The fact that it has
synergy with many cards,
particularly in the Odessey block (Compulsion is
my favorite in this regard),
makes it that much better. I would expect to
see Circular Logic commonplace
in OBC as well as being played in Type 2.
Though not quite spectacular,
definitely a solid card that will help to flesh
out a number of decks.
Logic will certainly find its way into
numerous type 2 decks, despite the argument of
being better counterspells available. It has
mechanic usable by many decks, and will be even
useful in block constructed. While its
is a bit confusing, remember that you can discard
to any effect (Wild Mongrel for example) and then
its lessened madness cost for a surprise
In limited, it is as solid as any counterspell
in the format. If you feel you like to play
counterspells in limited, this should suit you
If you doubt their ability to do what you want
to, this will easily be left out.
Constructed Rating: 3
Limited Rating: 3
think this card will see more play than people are
expecting. It's a cheap counterspell and is
definitely splashable. It could become a
reasonable mainstay in constructed. It could
possibly even me one more tool for those pesky
As for limited, there's not a whole lot you can do
with this card. I could see myself passing
it up, or even drafting it and it not making the
cut in my deck. However, it is useful.
card is very situational, but fits in Psychatog
decks as a counterspell
for U with so many discard options available.
I don't know that I'd include
four of these, but most likely 3. I'd almost
always play it in a limited
environment as its usually going to be a nice
Power Sink and is always easy
to cast. In Constructed a 3, in Limited a
Yuck. This card requires thought to come up
with a good use for it. I hate thinking!
=( Find some cheap instants that allow you
to draw/discard (Careful Study?)and this may be an
option due to the Madness.
play Force Spike because it's good. It's
only good super early. This card is good
later, and in the right deck, is the same mana
cost. Even at 3, it's not horrid. I'd
like to think it's gonna see play, but it might
not. People know it's there. It's a
matter of playing it in a deck that fills the
graveyard with at least a few cards early, like
things with Sleight of Hand, Obsessive Search,
Peek, and Opt.
In limited, it's always good to counter
stuff. It will be useful at some point.
Circular Logic is my pick for most played
sleeper in this set. It will see
a lot of play in a lot of decks because it
capitalizes off of the speed that
many decks have, which usually involves multitudes
of cards going to the
graveyard, and it also can be played as a splash
card, because it requires
one blue, a rarity for counters. So, I give
this card a 5, which is perhaps
a little bias because I really like this card.
In limited, no counters are really overpovering,
because they are usually in
multiples of one or two at the most, which makes
them an unpleasant surprise
at best. Still, a counter can be devastating
when played at the right time
in limited. Thus, I give this card a 3 in
limited, and I'd say that it will
go between 7th and 9th pick.
Constructed:***^(3 1/2 Stars)
I really like Circular Logic all around.
since it's a counter in Limited and can be better
Constructed since you can get things like
Wild Mongrel out more often to make it even
Also, it's one of the few good counters left in
(well, not quite yet, but wait a month).