Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Exhume is a card that
would do best with a deck built to use its
ability, such as Reanimator decks. It would make
little sense in other constructed decks unless you
have some plan to mill a bunch of cards into your
graveyard VERY early in the game and then use
Exhume before your opponent has something
significant in their grave also. But I suppose
that's a sort of reanimator too, then (the bad
In limited, you
can't build around it much, so it will probably
only be useful half the time (the half that your
best creature in the grave is better than your
opponent's best creature in the grave). Since it's
only useful half the time, that means it's NOT
useful the other half. Hence, it has no place
taking up space in your limited deck.
A key card in
Reanimator, as it allows you to choose a
creature in your graveyard without having to
target it, in case of things like Ground Seal.
Unfortunately, your opponent also gets to
reanimate a creature, so this really isn't good
outside of that deck.
And it sucks in
limited most of the time, because you've just
killed their best creature (hopefully).
Exhume is another card
that is only for the right decks. If you know your
deck will have the biggest baddy (or have a big
guy in the graveyard before you start killing the
opponent's stuff) then this card is great. If you
don't have some major fat in your deck your
opponent might so leave this card at home.
Constructed - You can
break this card here although there may be better
choice to reanimate - 2.75
Limited - With lots
of bodies only play this card if you have a real
bomb in your deck to bring back - 2.45
PEZ - Not a lot has
been done with reanimation decks but this card has
real possibilities - 2.75
I still remember the old trick that was played by
people back during 2000
Type II, where people would draw, discard a Woe,
and then Exhume it either
through a Dark Ritual the next turn, or play 2
lands and do it turn 3.
Either way, this proves testament to Exhume's
potential as a game breaking
card early in the game.
Late in the game, it is more than likely crap,
because you get a bomb, but
so do they. It depends on the bombs though.
In limited, it can recur dead creatures, but it
depends on what the
creatures are, and what's in your opponents
Constructed - 3.0/5.0 (Powerful earlier in the
game than later.)
Limited - 2.7/5.0 (Recursion, but at what cost?)