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Mind's Desire 
Scourge Rare

Reviewed June 23, 2003

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Mind's Desire

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Without its storm ability, Mind's Desire is bad. And even at first glance, it's seemingly ridiculous mana cost makes it seem like a junk rare. But in Type one, where you can literally play many multiple spells on turn one and find ways to produce large amounts of mana (Can you say "Moxen", boys and girls?), this card has the potential to be insane. Turn one, play a land, mox, mox, mox, some 0 or 1 cc spell, whatever, Mind's Desire for an ungodly amount, and... oh! another mind's desire.... A friend of mine play tested it in a Type 1 deck, and could go through his entire deck on turn one.  So, Wizards has restricted this card in that format.

As far as Type 2 and other constructed formats, it hasn't found a deck yet, but then again, Scourge isn't even legal until next week. We shall see.

In limited, uh... no.

Constructed: Unknown
Limited: 1.5

Judge Bill

It's really easy to see why this was restricted in type 1, with all of the moxen running around. I dare say, though, that this will be a part of a "slow combo" deck in Extended and type 2. I say "slow combo" because you'll have to wait until like turn 10-12, then play a few 1 casting cost spells before the first of these. Don't know how successful it will be, but I'm sure it'll be tried.
In limited, this is crap. You can't build up to the Storm so that you get more than 3 copies, and you definately don't want this early, which makes it not worth playing at all.
Constructed: 4
Limited: 1
Scott Sager
Mind's Desire
Apparently it's "Type I Restricted List Week" and we're beginning with a card that was restricted before it was even tournament legal. 
Aside from Type I where you have the Moxen and Hurkyl's Recall to make the Storm ability worth while, the card is just too expensive to make it worth while.  The restriction of this card may mean it will never see any play in the format it has the most potential in, but I'm sure there will be a few people trying to work it into their Academy decks to see how many spells they can play for free in a turn.  Hmmm...float all artifact mana + Hurkyl's Recall + recast all artifacts + Mind's Desire + free Yawgmoth's Will = I win ;)
Constructed: 2
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

Mind's Desire
Expensive+Storming+Sorcery+Random Effect=Bad.  I mean, it can technically be used for card advantage,  and I suppose if you had to choose over an off
color morph and this in limited, you -might- choose this,  but i'd say the
storming bounce spell is better in limited most of the time,  and it's bad
constructed 2
limited 2

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