Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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3.84 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 3.82 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 15, 2002
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|I know that I
had to concede to this card a few times back in
the block season. Back in Limited, if you were
already B/W and opened her up in the third pack,
you were golden. If you weren't, chances are you'd
pass her for something better. In Limited a 3,
sealed a 3.5, in constructed where decks are built
to support her, a 4.
black angels always good? Hell yes. While
playing this at 5 mana is detrimental, it's also
a good follow up to some world clearing spell
like Obliterate or jokulhaups. Of course, it's
always good to cast it with kicker and blow up
your opponents lands, too. I've lost many a game
to this bad girl - she's naughty.
Rating: She's ALMOST better than Dark Angel -
Jessica Alba. But not. I mean, come on!
What more needs
to be said for an Armageddon with wings? Good
This angel is scary
good. At 5/4 for 3BB and blow up your land she
is not so great but addWW for the kicker and you
have the old school Ernhamgeddon deck in a
single card. I was a big fan of that deck so I
am a big fan of hers.
In Limited unlike a
lot of cards she is probably less effective
because you had to be playing B/W to take
advantage of her and in IBC block limited B/W
was not a very appealing combo. I'm not saying
that it was a bad color choice but it required a
lot of specific cards to be playable.
This one is fun.
She is also one of the few ways to get an
Armageddon style effect in the current
environment. The only down side is that most
of the time, you don't want to play her without
her kicker. Other than that, I think it is a
really neat card. It's just a little rough
to play with in a lot of decks.
As for limited, this card is completely hit or
miss. Again, I feel that it is mainly
because of the kicker being a necessity.
Desolation is one of those
cards that your opponent will always have problems
dealing with. If you play her without the kicker,
then you've got a 5/4 flyer, which will usually
finish off the game due to the evasion. If you
play it with the kicker cost then your opponent
must find a very cheap way to deal with it very
fast. Desolation Angel works well with cards that
allow you to sacrifice your land for benefits,
such as Overgrown Estate.
In constructed, you have a
powerful game ender, but the removal of your lands
can be hard to recover from if your opponent gains
the upper hand after Desolation Angel hits. As for
limited, it's better, usually a first pick. Very
cheap for a Black creature, and the flying ability
will make sure the 5 damage gets through.
Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 4.5
Constructed:4 1/2 Stars
I have always loved
Desolation Angel. It's a beatin' stick in just
about every limited game and isn't too shabby in
constructed, either. The B/W set of spells to back
her up is pretty good, too.