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Chrome Mox 
Mirrodin Rare

Reviewed October  99, 2003

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Chriome Mox turned out to be the chase card in our Pre-Sale eBay Mirrodin auctions a few weeks ago.  People were going wack over this thing, and bidding it up like crazy, with some bids going over $25 per card.  We have it for $22 at our shop and on our Website, and we still can't keep it in stock.  So, whether anyone feels this card is crappy, amazing, or whatever, people are falling over themselves to own it. Time will tell if it finds its way into constructed decks.

In limited, it really doesn't seem worth the slot.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 1.5
Current Price:


Judge Bill

Ah yes, the other chase word - "Mox." As a result, no matter the playability of this card, it will sell for much higher than it should for a while.
I just have a problem seeing where this can fit in. Most of the decks that want mana acceleration don't want to have to give up a card to do it. And if they do, that card will usually come back at some point (Skirk Prospector). Maybe I'll see this card's full potential after states, but until then, it's just not worth chasing.
In limited, it's crap. Don't bother playing it, or even drafting it if you're not keeping what you draft.
Constructed: 2?
Limited: 1

Danny Tatro

 Chrome Mox
    In constructed you may not want to remove a piece of a combo card in your hand for mana, which is where mox diamond would be better. No ones heard of any real ways to use this card, and Mox Diamond didn't see all that much play so... we'll see, but looks bleak.
    In limited its just not worth the slot.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 1


Chrome Mox is just great for fast aggressive decks. While it represents inherent card disadvantage in a deck with 30 creatures do you really care if it gets you 1 turn up on mana drops? This card is really a great one - catch 'em while you can.

Constructed - Mana is good, Speed is good, Mox is good - 4.50

Limited - Less important in a format where games are always a bit slower - 3.45


Chrome Mox
"Any card with the word Mox in it will be a chase rare"
I don't like this card much.  Sure it is mana acceleration, but it comes at the cost of card disadvantage.  And I don't know about anyone else, but if I put a card in a deck, it's there to serve a purpose. 
In playtesting, my friend has these in his white weenie deck. While it occasionaly helps him get a turn one Skyhunter, it is often a dead card late game, and it sucks up card advatage.  If i were to put this in myd eck, I would do one copy, but then I wouldnt be sure to have it in my opening hand, so yeah.  Dead card.
In limited, it is no better.  Just be happy that your limited event paid for itself (if you pick it), and use other cards.
Constructed rating: 2.5 (Being a little generous)
Limited rating: 2.5
Rare Draft value: very high, considering it wont upset anyone else because they weren't gonna play it either.

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