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Reviewed November 21, 2002

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Boys and girls... can you say, "COMBO"?  Well, if you can't, you better learn it for this one. Find one of a ton of ways to get some fat creatures into your graveyard, then Reanimate them into play. How would you like to be staring down a 7/7 Verdant Force before you even draw your first card?
In limited, Reanimate lacks the combo-licious pieces that make it great, and is just okay at best. But who the hell is playing Tempest limited, anyhow? ;)
Constructed - 5
Limited - 2

Judge Bill

An extremely aggressively costed card. For 1 mana and life equal to the creature's converted mana cost, you can put a creature from your graveyard into play. You don't even have to be playing the color the creature is. The life can hurt a lot, but if you take control of the game because of it, then it really doesn't matter.
In limited, I generally wouldn't play this, because there aren't may attractive targets.
Constructed: 4
Limited: 2

Danny Tatro

       This card can be insanely powerful if you can't remove whats going to be coming ito play.
First turn play land and cast entomb, 2nd turn reanimate(or exhume) but reanimate even leaves mana for a duress, or another creature, a tutor, or regeneration for Laquatus Champ etc.
Nothing like dumping a Hypnox or Laquatus Champion then having it come into play for 11 or 6(Technically your eqaul since they lose 6 too with champ.) life. I think theres probably going to be alot of suicide black//reanimator combo decks out there. You can use 4 Vampirics with Reanimates and Exhumes Dark Ritual, Negator... dang... thats alotta ways to abuse this thing efficiently.

             In Limited it revives a dead creature that you liked, but couldn't make it. However often it better not be too expensive or that evasion creature your opponent has been beating you with since turn 3 is going to take its toll a lot quicker. Although in limited it could be situational, chances are its a better situation for you.

             In Sealed its definitely good to have more creatures. Since there aren't as many in sealed. Definitely play this card if your going black.

Is it just me or does black have a natural ability to have its cards wonder they banned dark ritual...

Constructed: 4
Limited: 4.5
Sealed: 5



This card is obviously VERY good if played in the right deck. Right now Reanimator decks are popular in Extended as they have reason to be. First turn you Entomb for something fat like a Verdant Force and second turn bring it into play. To me, that's just ridiculous. The drawback is that you lose life equal to the card's casting cost but there are ways to get around it. You'll see most people run a copy of Phantom Nishoba to help get their life back. Just pray that your opponent doesn't run bounce.

In limited, it really depends on what you draft. If you pull a couple of fatties, it's definately worth playing for late game kills. You also have the choice to steal your opponents creatures too.

Contructed: 4.5
Limited: 4.0

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