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Amber Prison 
Mirage Rare

Reviewed August 7, 2003

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Amber Prison

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.75
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Tap it down and keep it there. Amber Prison is kind of a fun card, and you can always change it's target if something bigger and better comes along.  A little expensive at 4 mana, but as I said, more for the fun deck anyhow.  Btw... if you are interested in this card, I believe it was also printed in 6th Edition.

A great play in limited. Tapping your opponent's biggest threat in an environment where there isn't a lot of artifact removal is always a good thing.

Constructed: 2.75
Limited: 3.5

Judge Bill

Amber Prison
A permanent Icy Manipulator. By paying 4 mana, and keeping this tapped, you can keep something else tapped. Unfortunately, Icy is a lot better most times, as even though the thing keeps untapping, so does Icy. Since they both aren't in a format the other isn't (except block constructed), I would never use this.
In limited, this is a nice thing to have though, as the Icy effect can help you deal with their problematic permanents.
Constructed: 1.75
Limited: 3.5

Tyler Grund

Amber Prison:

This card is basically a "fun" card to play with, with little to no
practical game play use.  I used to play it YEARS ago as a poor man's Icy
Manipulater (when I mean poor, I mean REAL poor)  it has an interesting way
of locking up one of your opponents best cards, but its not really all that

In limited, could be usefull.  Someone pulls a big fattie that could crush
you in 2 turns, its nice to tap it forever...but then again, A Fattie in
return would be a better choice.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2.8

 Van Zandt

Amber Prison
An expensive Icy at worst,  I like the versatility of this card.  It gives
some colors a little backing for what they wouldn't otherwise have- like
creature kill in green.  But it is admittedly a bit slow.  Still quite good
in limited, with potential occasional type two uses.
constructed - 3
limited - 3.2

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