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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Spirit Cairn
Judgment - 

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.40 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.43 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed June 13, 2002

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I don't know that I like this card very much, its too situational. Compare this to Squirrel's Nest which will always put out a squirrel every turn. A 2 in Constructed, 2.5 in limited.

Judge Bill

In constructed, I don't see enough effects that will make use of this card. Maybe against Zombie Infestation or Wild Mongrel, but thats about it. It may be good in the side against the madness deck, if it ever hits the board.
In limited, however, I really like this card. It gives you a flier, which is hard to deal with in limited. And it's reusable. Just remember to activate it, since you don't have to do it's effect.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5


We were building block decks this past week and we looked at this card.  there are a few tricks to utilize it, but I'm not really sure how you could totally take advantage of it.  I do think if it is going to get played, it will definitely be in constructed.

In limited I think this card is terrible.  I would probably just pass this card along and let some one else think about how they choose to use it.

Constructed: 2.1
Limited: 1.4


This card is definitely a good combination card with some deck styles, but I see it mostly seeing Limited use. A decent card to have in your deck considering the way Looters and such dominate the board. 

Limited: 3

Constructed: 1


Limited ***
Constructed **

In limited, there's just too many cards that have the words "discard a card for X" for this card to EVER be useless.  If I had even 1 or 2 spells in my sealed deck or draft I would play this card.  Looter and this card on the table is really outrageous if the opponent doesn't break up the combo FAST!  Even if they do deal with your Looter, Spirit Cairn will definitely punish them for playing with the likes of the almighty Wild Mongrel and such.

While much more limited in constructed use, can you imagine Compulsion AND Spirit Cairn together... who the heck plays enchantment removal!?!?  And gee, nobody plays with Mongrel or Psychatog in Constructed decks do they?   

John B

Spirit Cairn is clearly a card that wants to have a deck built around it, but it is far too weak to justify it, especially since the cards that would go with it have little to no synergy of their own. Some talk of it being the kill in a deck built around Solitary Confinement, but even there I'd rather have a normal kill that was halfway decent without the Confinement, like Beloved Chaplain or something.



2W casting cost which for W lets you buy a 1/1 flying token when your opponent discards. Seems very narrow to me. It might see some OBC constructed sideboards for the madness deck but a 1/1 doesn't seem to block many of the madness creatures very well. In limited files this under I for "I must be stupid to play this in a deck."

Andrew Chapman

A discard hoser is interesting, and almost powerful enough to warrant some play in block. In the end, I think it will be too situational and too slow to prove useful.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3


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