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Reviewed November 6, 2003

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Judge Bill

Thursday - Shatter

So, I'm choosing my cards for last week, which was type 2 artifact destruction. I only saw October's cards, and so I put Shatter in last Thursday's slot. Then I look at November, and see that the Pojosama has this for today's card already. Oh well, such is life.

A very basic mechanic. Also, very necessary in today's environment, as there are a few artifacts running around out there.

In 888, crap. In Mirrodin Sealed, golden.

Type 2: 2.75
888 Limited: 1.25
Mirrodin Limited: 4.25

 Van Zandt


Well, we all know killing artifacts is good in mirrodin block limited, and
cheap instant removal is even better. And you can put it under sceptre.
Not much to say beyond that. In constructed, Red generally has better
choices if you -really- need to kill an artifact. Not unplayable, but in
general, probably the less optimal choice.
limited 3.4
constructed 2.8

Danny Tatro


In Mirrodin limited this card can be an early pick easy, since it destroys most all threats at instant speed for 1R. A great limited card for Mirrodin.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 4.5



What can I say, this card does it's job perfectly. Red likes to see
artifacts explose and this does it on turn 2 or when ever you want as an
instant. Detonate is another artifact killer but is a lot more restricting,
although you can get a little more out of it. Demolish is'nt to great since
artifact destroying is a sb thing, and why would you use Demolish. Then
Rustmouth Orge does it, but he costs 7! Yikes, and no evasion either.

Casual Rating: 5
Art Rating: 4
Shylo Shatter is a badly mistreated card. In about every environment where this card would be useful, some other card outshines it. For example, Hull Breach in Invasion/Mercadian Type 2, Shattering Pulse in Rath Block, or Pillage/Demolish in the current Type 2. However, it might see usefulness in block and Type 2 as artifacts are flooding the scene. It's a decent card as long as nothing better is available. In 8th Limited, it sucks as there are next to no artifacts worth using it on. In contrast, in Mirrodin Limited it shines, again due to the abundance of artifacts.

Mirrodin Block: 4
Type 2: 3
Mirrodin Limited: 4
8th Limited: 1

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