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Plow Under
8th Edition

Reviewed April 22, 2005

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.00

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Plow Under - Friday

This is another card that's being overused. I see too many players rush to put a set of Plow Under in their deck when they are building with green. It's not that straightforward. The card is good, but it's not THAT good. Oddly enough this card is stronger against control decks. I know it may not appear that way to inexperienced players, but control decks HATE losing advantage because of this card.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5

Paul Hagan

 Plow Under --

I think people are a little bit too big on this card right now. I realize that, in theory if sometimes not in practice, it sets your opponent back two turns. However, there are a lot of times that I see Plow Under played with nothing to back it up, and it just turns out as delaying the inevitable. Don't overlook the ability to lock down an opponent with Eternal Witness, something to make copies (Kiki-Jikie, for example) or to bounce it (Crystal Shard, persay), and Plow Under, but I think that speaks more on behalf of the Eternal Witness than the Plow Under.

All of that said, I think Plow Under is a decent enough card. If you plan on slowing your opponent down, if not locking them down completely, then I think Plow Under is the right card for you.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 2.5


 Plow Under

Solid, solid, solid. Plow sees a LOT of play, hence why we are almost sold out of them on our Website. Setting your opponent's mana production back is a really solid ability, and although Plow costs 5, Green's ability to accellerate makes 5 not a problem at all, as you'll probably produce that way before turn 5, and as early as turn 3. Pushing your opponent's mana back to one on turn 3 can be devastating. Plow can also take away your opponent's ability to draw into something else useful, also devatating. Extremely playable and extremely played.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4
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