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Eon Hub 
Fifth Dawn Rare

Reviewed June 23, 2004

Constructed: 1.9
Casual: 2.8
Limited: 1.3

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* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Um... hmm.  And your point is...?? 

I can't imagine a place for this in constructed since it costs 5.  But let's try to figure out something for it for Casual.  Um... no, I can't think of anything that makes much sense.  Is there a casual deck that is bugging you that does horrid things to you durin upkeep?  I can't think of anything in the casual realm at the moment.  I'm dumbfounded. You could use it to play things yourself that have some nasty effect on you during upkeep. doh.

In limited, only fools, the criminally insane and suicidal maniacs would put this in their deck.  This would be a first pick in Backwards Drafts.  (Backwards Drafting is where you draft cards for your OPPONENTs to play with....pretty fun)  --  Okay, I suppose you could side it in against the Bringers.
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5

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Judge Bill

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MTG Judge

*game store employee

Eon Hub
Now, it is possible to skip the entire Beginning phase of the game (with this, Stasis, and something like Necro or Yawgmoth's Bargain).
This seems tailor made to abuse a lot of Upkeep costs (like the aforementioned Stasis, or Razormane Masticore, to name a couple). Unfortunately, in most decks, this just does absolutely nothing. And the fact that it costs 5 and a slot in your deck makes it about 5 mana and a slot in your deck too expensive, except possibly in casual.
Constructed: 1
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 1

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Eon Hub


Bleh.  There aren’t any substantial cards that suffer too mightily during upkeep to try to make this work, at least not in serious tournament play.  Skip it.


This can be fun to play with stuff like Minion of Leshrac or Lord of the Pit, but it’s still a stretch to try to make those cards work; you can really be dependent on this card, in circumstances like those.  Since this doesn’t actually “do” anything, and since it can also benefit your opponent, I don’t see this as having a whole lot of use.


For limited….bleh.  Unless you have two or more Masticore in your deck, skip it.


Constructed:  1.5

Casual:  2.0

Limited:  1.0


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Eon Hub
Nothing about this card has anything to do with Magic: the Gathering. The
art is. unusual to say the least. The card itself doesn't DO anything.
Erasing the upkeep step from a game of Magic will never be useful enough in
limited for this card to be playable, but in constructed, it could be a
different story. In constructed, the worst part of this combo-rific card is
probably the five mana casting cost. Thumbs down.
CASUAL:              2.0
LIMITED:              1.0

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Eon Hub


Ok, let’s all get together and say it now to get it out of the way: Stasis. Ok, now that we got the obviousness out of the way, I instead am going for the more fun idea. I want to build a Eon Hub / Cumulative Upkeep deck with lots of cards from Ice Age I just hated to give up when their costs got too high. If only I can figure out how to get to five mana quickly…


Constructed:                 2

Casual:                         3

Limited:                        1



* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

Eon Hub
This card seems to have limited use.  It can be good for strange situations in type one play with cards such as Stasis.  This will keep Stasis on the table, because you don't have to pay the upkeep.  Also, you can use it against certain decks or cards as well.  If your opponent has something that happens every upkeep, this card stops it.
I'm not suer if the card is going to be strong enough to make it into decks in casual circles.  However, it seems like it would be pretty good against the 'bringers' from this set.  Limited players probably don't have much use for this other than rare drafting it or siding it in for strange situations.
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5

Eon Hub is sick. Simply put, there are too many cards in Magic where the only check on their power is upkeep costs. I can't even think about how many cards can be abused with the Hub. At the same time, decks already play most of the cards with massive upkeep costs without suffering too much.

Constructed - Not necessary in most builds but some decks will love it - 3.0

Casual - Way too much fun and so many crazy decks to be built - 4.5

Limited - Rarely useful in any situations I can think of - 1.5


 Van Zandt

Eon Hub
Probably better as a sideboard card,  to shut down some upkeep effect in a
particular deck.  Otherwise you'd need several cards requiring a high upkeep
cost to make this worthwhile.
constructed 2
casual 3
limited 1.5 

Secret Squirrel on the

Eon Hub
Quite an interesting card.  Stasis look alike.  Makes Grinning Demon and Juzam look cooler than they should.  Of course at 5, it’ll never make it in probably any constructed format.  And in limited, you can’t combo it at all, so the only format you could play it in is casual.  
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.5 

Eon Hub -

Constructed - Let's think of the major cards in standard that abuse the upkeep. Eternal Dragon, Bringer of the white dawn (With mindslaver), and... that's about it. But both of these cards are in the same deck, MWC, and W/X control decks. Eon Hub may not be maindeck material for any deck, but in some rogueish mirror decks that can afford the mana for it, this card can be the answer to the matchup. 5 mana to only half shutdown 2 cards probably isn't worth it, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Casual - Who says Eon Hub has to be sideboard tech? What if we used to kill our own opponents. With Mist of Stagnation, you form a stasis lock. With Cosmic Larva , you get a turn 5-6 7/6 trample. With Great Harvester, you get gamebreaker without a drawback. The key to all of these, is you don't have to splash, as it's colorless. Break your own card with Eon Hub, and try it out!
Limited - The only cards this shuts down are pretty much the bringers (In MD5 or 555). And unless you're real desperate, this probably isn't even worth it for them.
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 1.5

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