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Mirrodin Common

Reviewed October 27, 2003

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Annul is definitely apropos for Mirrodin. The question is, will an artifact deck become so mainstream that Annul becomes a maindeck card. I'm betting yes. In limited, it's a mid pick and playable considering the environment.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Judge Bill

Well, for most of the week, we're messing with artifacts in Type 2. To start off with, we see blue's answer.
As always, blue has to hit it before it gets to the board. Blue, though, also gets the added bonus of hitting enchantments too. So this would be huge against slide, one of the more popular decks in my area. Not very good other then that, though, so it would be a sideboard at best. And since Stabilizer is an artifact, you would play the Stabilizer instead, as it prevents the slide deck from doing much of anything.
In limited, if you're playing blue, you're playing this. With 1/2 the set being artifacts, and random enchantments making the number even higher, you'll find something to hit.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 4

 Van Zandt

The right cost, and obviously of great use in the current block.  A solid
piece of "removal" in limited,  but probably still a sideboard card in type
constructed 2.9
limited 3.2


A hard counter for 1?  Sounds good to me.  That it only applies to artifacts and Enchanments..or, as we say these days, that it only applies for half the block...sounds good to me. 
From the word go, you have a potential answer to a potential bomb.  It is an easy way around worship, and other assorted game stallers.  It stops Isochron Scepter/Boomerang before it can get too troublesome (assuming you went first).  All for one mana.  Call in now and we will throw in a set of steak knives.
Limited, you play it.  Half your ooponesnts cards are likely to be artifacts.
Constructed, we should find a few in your sideboards if you are playing blue.
Limited rating - 4 (was lovely having three until I came across the smart ass witha pure green deck!)
Constructed rating - 3 (A counterspell is only as good as the threats your opponent plays.  There are more non artifacts/enchantments in type 2)
Sounds like a naughty word rating - Annulriffic



This is just gooood. With the release of Mirrodin, every one is running
enchantments and artifacts. Heck, even goblins run the Spellbombs. I think
these are def worthy of main deck in most anything with blue in them.

And with a didenote, I went 3-3 at states with my mono black discard deck.
I'm very happy with it for my 1st major tourney.
Shylo Elliott This card is your classic sideboard counterspell. Sure it costs just one blue mana, but unless the spell you want to counter is a artifact or sorcery, it'll have no effect. As is a classic sideboard card, it will only see use as long as there are key artifacts and/or enchantments in top tier decks. In Mirrodin limited, half the set is artifacts. You might play blue and you might face a bomb, but if you don't see a lot of Annul, don't pack it.
Mirrodin Constructed: 4
Type 2: 3
Mirrodin Limited: (in Multiples) 4, (singles or doubles) 2

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