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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Grip of Amnesia
Judgment - Common

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.14 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 1.45 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed July 3, 2002

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Certainly a metagame card.  Kinda vicious vs 'tog, and not horrid against the field due to it's cantrip ability.  If they remove their grave, they lose threshhold.  If not, it's a dismiss.  Either way, draw a card.  Whether it's played depends on the metagame, but when it's good, it's great.

Only okay in limited.  Strips a graveyard from getting threshold and draws a card.  Not bad if you're looking to round out a deck with a cantrip

Constructed - 3
Limited - 2
Current Price - $.25



This card should be good in blue control decks at least as a sideboard tool vs decks with Roar or other strong flashback cards. But the narrowness of its effect should keep it primarily in the Sideboard. In limited I don't see much use for it other than,again, a sideboard card. Generally there are several broader Blue counters that will see play ahead of Grip.
Limited- 1.25


This card is more solid in constructed than it is in limited.  A 'true'
counter in the mid to late games, and pretty ass horrible in the early game,
its designed to annoy threshold and flashback decks.  Now that you know that
its better in constructed, and I only give it a 1.5 in Constructed, you'll
understand my 1 in Limited.

Judge Bill

At the very least, this is a card that replaces itself. I tink most of the time they'll just remove their graveyard anyway. However, against Tog and Threshold decks, this could do some real damage if they don't have a counterspell. The fact that this is splashable helps a lot too. Time will tell if this gets played a lot or not.
In limited, this would seem to be a pile, since there are very few situations where I would not just remove my graveyard.
Constructed: 2 (It's either going to be a 1 or 4+, and I think it's more likely to be a 1)
Limited: 1


Grip of Amnesia is a nice little counter, but the drawback is all too easy
for your opponent to take advantage of. It's not often that they'll have
nothing worth getting rid of from the graveyard.

It's a pretty bad pick in limited, and almost always a dead draw. However,
Grip of Amnesia could be made to work in constructed, as there are a few
tricks you could pull to empty your opponent's graveyard and make this card
a very efficient play.

Constructed - 3
Limited - 2


Well, Grip of Amnesia has some uses in constructed, but I'm not sure exactly when or where.  It's not a great early counter, but it does net you a card.

In limited, I almost always pass on it.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 1.9


This card isn't very good because it's so situational. Sure, it works in
combination with other cards, but it's not like you can counter on turn 2
with it. Well maybe if they used Book Burning. Regardless, there's usually a
better card for your deck. A real counterspell.

Limited: 1
Constructed: 1



John B


Andrew Chapman


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