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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Mist of Stagnation
Judgment - Rare

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.88  (9 Reviews)
Limited: 1.20  (9 Reviews)
Reviewed June 6, 2002

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Too expensive and unwieldy to be very good, I'm sure that someone will make a good deck out of it. Its fairly horrible in Limited and I would not play it. A 1 in Limited, a 3.5 in Constructed.

Judge Bill

Trying to get funky with a Stasis variant. Bleh. First off, your opponent is likely to have enough cards in his graveyard for it not to matter. Second, you have to worry about not having too many cards in your graveyard, as you have to untap that many permanents, even if you have to untap some of your opponent's.

In limited, it gets even worse. Did you ever play Stasis in a limited tournament anyway?

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1


I am no fan of this card. It wants to be Stasis but it is overcosted and the effect is weak without a bunch of bad backup cards. Generally blue 5 drops need to say Morphling on them to be very good. In limited it is worse than is just a bad choice.


Well, yesterday I was griping about Grave Consequences and here is a card that actually works along with it.  Kind of strange how things work out.  This card seems like it is ONLY going to be good in constructed.  

I personally can't see many reasons to draft this card in limited.  Maybe if all the rest of my cards fell into place right, but it's not likely.

constructed: 1.8
Limited: 1.0


If Rising Waters was Stasis's retarded little brother, this is the kid they keep in the basement and don't talk about. I'm sure a lot of bad players will bring this to tournaments, and they'll win some good matchups, but I don't see this winning anything any time soon.

Limited : 2
Constructed: 2


limited **
constructed ***

Stasis was never my kind of deck... although lots of other people played it in multiple variants in past years.  While Mist of Stagnation is similar to Stasis... it is NOT Stasis. 

First problem is the much higher casting cost of 3UU.  This means it is tough to cast AND will be difficult to splash into another deck due to the UU.  Also an issue is the fact that the high cost means you won't be able to set up any type of lock down at all in the early stages of a game.

Second problem I can see is that there are very few "Graveyard Removal" cards that are truly playable in either limited or constructed.  So now to truly get any form of "lock" you must dedicate a large portion of your deck to disrupting the opponents graveyard.  All this... and your lock is only a "soft" lock that doesn't even shut your opponent down permanently. 

John B

So if I invest 5 mana and a card I could get:

A) An enchantment that, if I continually empty my opponent's graveyard (since they'll be discarding down to 7) and fill my own as much as I can without getting more cards in my graveyard than the number of permanents I control (then I'd have to untap my opponent's permanents), will slow my opponent down so much that even a slow route to victory could win me the game if I can survive the final tapping of my opponent's creatures, OR

B) a 6/6 regenerator that can change colors if needed and grows if it damages a creature.

If Mist of Stagnation costed 2 it might be playable.1.5


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