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8th Edition Common

Reviewed November 4, 2003

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Coercion - In casual constructed, it's a mainstay in hand destruction decks. Too bad it's a sorcery or it would be soooo good as an instant.

In limited, it's not bad at all when your opponent has a bomb or two that you can't deal with... this gives you a possible way to deal with it. Still, not a first pick...probably a late addition.

Constructed: 2.75
Limited: 3.25
Current Price:

Judge Bill

Tuesday - Coercion - 8th
Well, take out Duress, and have the other best discard spell rotate out (Cabal Therapy), and you go from plentiful hand control to this crap.
It's decent at what it does, but, as another set reviewer says when he reviews cards, You overpay for the effect not because you want to, but because you have to.
It might be good in a sideboard of a MBC type 2 deck, but other than that, this is a card without a home.
In limited, MAYBE if they had a bomb you couldn't otherwise deal with. MAYBE.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 1.5

 Van Zandt


Too expensive for constructed, especially when duress generally does what
you need for a third of the cost. In limited though, the knowledge +
pre-emptive removal aspect combined make it playable. Not great, not an
auto-include, but playable

limited 3
constructed 2.1

Danny Tatro


An ok discard spell, but its not played in constructed. Cabal Therapy and duress are about it for hand disruption in constructed.

In limited its not amazing, but it isn't terrible either. I have played this before and got someones bomb, so it can help alot.

Constructed: 2
Limited. 2.5



I ran a MBDiscard deck at states and never considered this card. Unburden is
much better. Both cards have something better then the other (opponents
choice, but two cards or my choice, but one card) I went with Unburden
because late game when the opponent might not have a hand (goblin, ww,
elves, affinity) I can at least cycle it while Coercion is just dead.

Casual Rating: 2.5
Art Rating: 2
Shylo Coercion might be good...against newbies who stack their hands with huge green fatties. Don't hope that that 1 or 2 cost spell is still around by 3 lands, and this turn is better spent playing Bane of the Living or Phyrexian Arena. In Type 2, 1cc discard spells have traditionally been more played (such as Duress, and I play Blackmail in my MBC deck). In 8th Limited, this card is good on checking if your opponent has a bomb or a trick in his hand. Still, this space could be better used drafting another creature.

Type 2: 2
8th Limited: 3

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