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Chains of Mephistopheles 
Legends Rare

Reviewed October 15, 2003

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Chains of Mephistopheles - Use it with Howling Mine and in multiples, and you can get a soft lock on your opponent. Either assure that you will have more cards than your opponent, or get them to mill more than you. Never actually seen it in action...just heard of the combo.  Anyhow, it's pretty old school. Useless in limited.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 1
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Judge Bill

Interesting. This and Mind's Eye actually work together, as Chains (Oracle wording) exempts the first card draw by a player in any draw step.
Now that I've gotten that out of my system, this is nasty in multiples. If you have control of the board, you'll keep it, and deck your opponent quite fast, as their hand will quickly deplete until they (and you) are forced to start milling. Outside of its deck though, it is quite weak.
Constructed: 2.75

Danny Tatro

    This is a old combo card, however it has never done anything insanely amazing to date really, but its odd power isn't to be denied.
    In limited, you probably don'y play this.
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 1


Chains of Mephistopheles has always been an interesting card but one that I view as too difficult to take advantage of.

Constructed - Never a favorite, the card text hurts my head - 2.00

Limited - Very few ways to take advantage of the card in this format - 1.00


God!  Whats with the cards this week?  I have no idea waht this card does.  I try and read it,and my head goes all funny.  Wait, i'll try again.
Ok, so basically, except fro the first card you draw, any card you draw is replaced by you sdiscarding a card..and if you have no cards in your hand, you mill for one?
Well obviously it has some sort of combo in mind, but it just hurts trying to work out this card, let alone what can be done with it!
As such, I cant give honest ratings...
Mephestolephesioiusephious Rating: 10
Art Rating: 10
"I wish I wasnt on medication" rating: 10


Chains of Mephistopheles

Now this is an awsome card. I remember looking at this card a long time ago,
but never read it because it had to many words : p I dont do that anymore
though. More of a sideboard card, since vs a lot of decks that dont have
card draw is useless. Replacing their draw with discard is very very nice.

Chains of Mephistopels (who's Mephistophelse)
Casual Review: 4.3

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