Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Limited: 3.91 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed June 19, 2002
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mechanics are SO much fun. This card's rating is
fairly chaotic. Sometimes, its utter poo.
Sometimes, its the nuts. I don't see it being
played in Constructed where you really can't allow
to choose whether or not you're going to kill
creatures. In Limited, its likely going to be a
smack to the face. Constructed 1.5, Limited 3.
is okay. It is a nice card for certain decks, but
I see Type II decks only using it in the
sideboard. Red is built on speed, and the only way
a red sligh-ish deck could use this deck in any
really great fashion is in a match up with a Frog-ish
deck, or something that's heavy creature.
Three mana is nice though.
Overall, a 3 in constructed.
In limited, Wrath of God is
Wrath of God. This, though, it iffy, and not a
first pick unless you feel like being a dick, or
are playing red. In draft, this is a good card for
any red deck, but ends up being passable because
it can be stopped. A 4 in limited.
still don't understand why RED got all the
punisher cards. But regardless, such is
life. We will deal and move on. A
Wrath of God effect for 3 mana is really good.
I think it has limited uses against some decks.
Also a lot of red deck like having creatures, so
that may be an issue. Also, Breaking Point
v. Anurid Brushhopper is pretty silly.
In limited, you can take it as a last ditch effort
type card. Try to use it to balance the
board. If you don't well...you did six
is a pretty cool little card, and I still don't
know what it's true value is. The fact that it's
got such a low casting cost makes me like it even
more, and I can definitely see it being part of a
great burn based deck. I played it in Limited and
I was always happy with it. Basically it said
"Lose Commander Eesha, or take 6 and
die." Win win! Combined with a lot of
punisher cards, you're really going to get to piss
your opponent off.
You have to make sure you've
got good balance, though.
Punisher cards amaze me yet
confuse me all at the same time. I really believe
this mechanic will spawn an entirely new decktype,
one using an aggressive strategy in the early game
that morphs into a control deck by the mid-late
game. If and when someone designs this deck, I
expect it to be a wrecking ball... what's better
than an aggressive deck that has a good late game?
In limited, Breaking Point
is a sweeper so you have to play with it. While a
bit situational the cost and the effect are both
I must be mistaken.
Surely this is not a reasonably costed red spell
in Judgement ? I like this card a lot. Lava Axe
+1 or Wrath for 1RR. It's too bad the other red
in this block is only ok but not great or this
card would make red decks crazy good. As it is
it's just the best red card in a mediocre block
for red. Still, it will get played.
The casting cost
on Breaking Point is decieving. At 3cc, it appears
to be cheaper than Wrath of God. However, that
early in the game, if you are in need of killing
off creatures, this will always be a 6 point shot
to your opponent's head instead. This means that
it is only truly a Wrath later on in the game when
you have brought their life total down. In short,
it will be a cheap late game red Wrath of God.
In Limited, any removal is
good removal. Mass removal is even better. Cheap
burn aimed at your opponent's head is also very
good. Looks like we have a winner either way.
The 2 possible outcomes to
this card (Wrath of God or 6 to the dome) are both
so good that you can afford to let your opponent
choose between them. And the price is just
criminal at 1RR.
I believe this card will see
major constructed play. It's very cheap, very fast
and extremely effective. The intended effect won't
be as useful in limited, because it's very
difficult to build your deck around a single card
in this format.
Constructed - 4.5
Limited - 3.5