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Tempest Rare

Reviewed June 25, 2003

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Constructed: 5  5  5  5  5  5  5  ....
Limited: 5
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Earthcraft is apparently banned in Extended and restricted in Type 1. It's long since fallen out of Type 2, so really, the only reviewable format I can use is casual play. Since one of the favorite decks in group and casual is Squirrels, I can see Earthcraft being pretty much retardedly amazing. Tap your Nest, make a squirrel, tap it to untap your nested land, tap your nest again, make a squirrel, tap it to untap your nested land... and so on... It's an infinite and broken combo. The group game players can only pray that someone has Wrath of God AND Tranquility, or it starts all over again. Sick!!

Casual: Broken
Group: Broken

Judge Bill

Everybody's favorite combo with this is Squirrel Nest. It was restricted in type 1 because of this combo, but I doubt it needed to be. There is a lot more degeneracy floating around in type 1 that makes restricting this unnecessary, in my opinion. And since it's banned in Extended, I really have no format where I can review this. Having this as restricted makes the Nest combo totally unplayable.
In limited, you have no combo potential, and the ability to untap a land is really weak. I'll pass here ...
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1


Earthcraft is totally sick and wrong and relatively easy to break. It is a classic combo card in the best sense of the word.

Constructed - If you can play it in your format there are some good ways to abuse it - 4.00

Limited - Less abuse potential but still a strong card for getting out fatties - 3.75

Scott Sager
By itself the card is not worthy of restriction, however, once Squirrel Nest was printed you had a deck capable of producing "infinite" 1/1 creatures consistently by turn five. 
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

It's a combo piece, and that's all.  You would very rarely play it in
limited as a mana booster, unless you were packing a huge huge fatty that
would call for it.  In constructed,  you'd start out by throwing it in a
deck as a mana booster, then you'd be like "well, if i just throw in this
and this, i can go infinite on turn 3..." and it very quickly becomes a
combo deck, like mesacraft.
limited 2.5
constructed 3.1

Danny Tatro


      This card has been banned for a long time for its easy-to-pull-of infinite combos. This is one of those cards whose mechanics was a little too good at too cheap a cost.

      In limited not as good. You can at best speed yourself up, but its just too clunky to pull off easily every game.

Constructed: 5
Limited: 1.5

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