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Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.50 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 2.41 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 1, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Unhinge is a card that sits on the bubble for playability. It provides a discard effect and a cantrip, but it just isn't quite efficient enough at what it does. If the discard were only at random, then this card may see some play, but it isn't so it won't.

In Limited, it gets a little better, but I still don't think it is strong enough to see very much play. It IS card advantage, though, and provides a useful ability attached to a cantrip. That's usually a good sign of a playable card in Limited.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3


OH MY GOODNESS!  Praise the lord!

***insert black church choir music here***

We have a playable card.  It's been a while since we've seen on of these here.  This card might even get a 2.  Well, maybe.  

It's not great in the current format by any means, but at least it's a cantrip.

Constructed: 2 (pity rating.  I just need to give something a decent rating this week)
Limited: 1.9


Anything that says Draw a Card is playable usually. This is very playable in a black deck as it gives you 2 for 1 card advantage. The card they discard, plus the card you draw, for the 1 card and 3 mana you invest. In Limited this card is a 3 (average but decent). In constructed I don't see it ever getting played, and its a 1.


NOT a bad card, finally! This is 2 for one card advantage, and that ain't bad. True, you don't get to pick which card, but who cares? Compared to the other crap this week, this a freaking Urza's Rage.
Discard Rating: On par with Coercion, but I've met Stupor, and it's no Stupor.
Limited Rating: 2
Constructed Rating: 1


Limited **
Constructed *

Prior versions of this card never saw play... why on earth are people suddenly liking Unhinge?!

Bad against Flashback?  Yup!
Bad against Threshold decks?  Yup!
Bad against Madness?  uh, YUP!!

The current constructed environment has so many MUCH more playable discard spells.  Do yourself a favor and play with REAL discard like Duress and Addle!  Geez, both Rats and Mesmeric Fiend trump Unhinge, not to mention Bog Down and the Uber-Broken Probe!  I hear Recoil kicks major bootay.  Hey, and what's this Gerrards Verdict that all the kids are ranting about?  (you getting my point?)


Limited:***(3 Stars)
Constructed:**(2 Stars)

I really like discard in limited since it can really change around your opponent's plan. Add in a cantrip effect and I'm sold, but I'm not gonna take it too early in the draft. In constructed, you just have better discard at your removal such as Duress.

John Hornberg

Unhinge is a bad card in constructed. There are better card for one's deck, such as Gerards Verdict, Skullscorch, Duress, and a few more. It gets a 1 in constructed.

Limited it's still kind of useless, but it's cantrip, and it's effect can be beneficial. I give it a 2, because drawing cards is always good in limited, despite how pointless the card can be.






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