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Death Pits of Rath 
8th Edition Rare

Reviewed July 31, 2003

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Death Pits of Rath

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2.5
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Hmm... I wasn't playing yet when this card showed up originally in Tempest. I don't know how successful it was then.  It seems like a card that must have a deck built around it and it's ability. Perhaps a weenie deck, or a pinger deck, since it doesn't specify combat damage. Goblin Sharpshooter might be insane. Maybe include Pyrotechnics for good measure. Tutor to go get what you need. Interesting. Probably more viable in a Casual deck than in Tournament constructed, but you never know. Seems like a fun card to work a deck around.

In limited, it's way too random unless you have a few pingers to work with, in which case it might be amazing.

Construced: 3
Limited: 2.75

Judge Bill

Death Pits Of Rath
A nice card to have. This guarantees no matter the size of the creature, if it takes damage, it's gone. This might be nice to combo with Goblin Sharpshooter, although I don't see this making a tournament deck right now.
In limited, it's a marginal card at best. You still have to find a way to deal damage to their creatures.
Constructed: 2.25
Limited: 2.5


Death Pits of Rath has always seemed over priced to me. Sure it makes the enemy critters easy to kill but 5 mana for a card that makes other cards in your deck marginally better? I will pass on the Pits.

Constructed - Instead of the Pits, why not play mass removal? - 2.25

Limited - Since it affects all creatures do you have a plan to deal with it? - 2.25



I wouldn't think you could just stick the Death Pits in any deck. You would
to def  keep it in mind when putting the deck together.
Hmmm. Maybe make a fun R/B deck using this card and Goblin Sharpshooter. 
"ohh, my sharpshooter just killed all your creatures. now please get them
off my table."
Be sure to include lots of little goblins and zombies. Killing an Arcanis
the Omnipotent with a Shock is always fun too : p

Death Pits of Wrath
Casual Rating: 3.5

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