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Tooth and Nail

Mirrodin - Rare

Reviewed July 24, 2004

Constructed: 3.8
Casual: 4.1
Limited: 2.6

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 I have no clue what to say about this card that hasn't already been said. It's just good. You can get fatties out cheap. You can get fatties out of the deck. You can do both if you have the mana to. This card has started making it's face known and it's probably going to be around for quite a while.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3

Jeff Zand

5 Time Pro Tour

Level 2 Judge

 Tooth and Nail

Tooth and Nail does the heavy lifting of providing the win condition to many combo decks. In limited, when you are less likely to be able to cast this card with Entwine, the value of Tooth and Nail goes down. However, if you’re playing a lot of green in your limited deck, chances are your deck will have the mana base and large creatures that make Tooth and Nail well worth playing. In limited, simply gaining access, without Entwine, to your deck’s best two creatures is often good enough.


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
 Tooth And Nail

Who would have thought that such a fun card could become such a tournament level card? This card is incredibly mana intensive, but fun to play. Now that we have Eternal Witness, the card even has Buyback, so to speak. This is probably one of the most fun cards to come out of the format.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 5
Limited: 2

2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

 Tooth and Nail

Obviously, this has made quite the impact on constructed; however, this really wouldn’t stand up without the ability to accelerate to large amounts of mana through Cloudposts or Urza’s lands. This hurts it, but it’s still a powerful card.

Being able to search up your favorite creatures in your deck makes for a lot of fun in general; being able to put them into play as well is even better. It might be a little better simply because of the increased availability of acceleration.

This is pretty mediocre in draft, but can be nice if your deck sports a number of extremely expensive creatures; this, unfortunately, has the side effect of making your deck bad most of the time. Draft it because it’s playable in constructed, not because you plan on exploiting it in your deck.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5

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Tooth and Nail
Ah yes, the main peace of one of the main rogue decks in Type 2.  Generally used to fetch Triskelion and/or Darksteel Colossus.  Also in Elf and Nail, which includes Wood Elves and Pyroclasm and Vernal Bloom.  Although Elves die fairly fast, so some people are going back to regular TN, with Cloudpost.  Both have been fairly successful, and I imagine still will be.
In limited, I havent seen it used much, but I guess it could be used to fetch your win condition, though it does cost a lot.
Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
Tooth and Nail --

Whenever a new set comes out, everyone is scrambling to find out what cards are "broken", or at least finding out which will be going for a lot of money later. I missed Tooth and Nail. Yes, friends, I was actually disappointed that I got a full set of Tooth and Nail out of two boxes, and I was actually happy that I received three Serum Powder.

For those not keeping up with constructed, Tooth and Nail is one of the two or three "decks to beat" right now. Utilizing such cards as Platinum Angel, Darksteel Colossus, and Leonin Abanus (to protect 'em), Tooth and Nail can force opponents to find an answer quick or go down in the onslaught of big men. Tooth and Nail screams "Casual Player!", too -- who doesn't want an easy way to get B.F.M. or Akroma, Angel of Wrath or Serra Avatar into play? In limited, Tooth and Nail takes somewhat of a hit, but it still might be a solid card if you have a high number of expensive creatures.

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 2.5

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