Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
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.
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.
Tuesday - Coercion -
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
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
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.
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
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
Type 2: 2
8th Limited: 3