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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Fire Covenant
Ice Age - Uncommon

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.51 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 3.18 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed July 29, 2002

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Andrew Chapman

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Welcome everyone to a week full of weird cards to review. These cards represent some of my pet cards as I have gone through the game of Magic.

Fire Covenant was always a combo card for me. While Fireball/Channel was always banned for use, you could combo this with Binding Agony (or later Trecherous Link) on an opposing creature to get the same effect. 

A lead in the life total and this combo occurring meant a game win for me many times.

In limited, this card is good removal, but it comes at a hefty price. I'd probably be playing it if I were in those colors.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

An interesting board sweeper from the early days. The life you pay is a cost (wording from the Oracle). You also have to choose how many each creature receives when you cast the spell.
Having said those things, this card was overshadowed by Pyrokinesis and other spells throughout the ages. Not a bad card, but like a lot of other cards, there have been better in any format it's playable in.
I started out during the time you were playing limited with this card, but never got it. But I think it would be a great card to have, as it would break through a creature stalemate. Also, Alice sealed (Ice Age/Alliances) had very few creatures to begin with.
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 5



This card has some combo uses in constructed, but those are bad combos.  There was never a time when Binding Agony / Fire Covenant was the best combo in any environment, and it will stay that way.
In limited, it's a desperation resort. Take 8, clear their board.  Take 3, clear the path for one turn.  If you have the life to spare, it can win games.  If you don't, it's worthless.  I would (and did) definately play it, though, because of the swing it can cause in a game when played efficiently.
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 4
Current Price: $.95


Man, I feel like the Grinch.  I can't remember when we have done some cards I like around this place :)

Seriously though, I guess this card isn't the worst we've done.  It's direct damage after all....sort of.

Funny thing is, I think this card is better in limited than it is in constructed.  If I were able to get it into a deck I would definitely draft it and play it.

Constructed: 1.3
Limited: 2.8


Is the theme this week "Cards that will never see play except in group games?"

Fire Covenant is a card I would expect to see in the deck of a casual gamer, but not one that fits into a deck that wins in the hands of a pro.

Limited: 2
Constructed: 1


As this card is only playble in type 1.5 and type 1 in a few weeks, it is unplayable by me. Therefore gets a 1 in both limited and constructed. I did not even play when this was viable.


A nifty card, but not in constructed. In limited, I see this card going first pick almost every time, because it is an X spell for 3cc, and X life. The X life is kind of a bad drawback, but if it gets rid of creatures, why not. In limited, a 4.5. Creature removal = good. 

In constructed, the fact that it only hits creatures makes it kind of poopy. Red/Black can do better in the way of removal. In constructed, a 1.3.


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