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Unnatural Speed
Portal 3

Reviewed March xx, 2005

Constructed: 1.20
Casual: 1.80
Limited: 1.40

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Unnatural Speed

This is a bad card. Haste is a great ability, but not one worth using a creature enchantment to produce. There's not much more you can say about this card, or its closely related cousin, Vigilance. This card is worthless in constructed and comes closest to being playable in limited because Unnatural Speed, at the very least, is an Arcane instant. Seriously thinking about putting this card in your deck? Don't be so HASTE-Y !



* Game Store Owner

Unnatural Speed - Wednesday

There have been a lot of cards that have given the ability of haste over the years. Unfortunately, most of them don't work out well. This one is no different. Haste is something that you want to have in the form of an enchantment or something. The reason is that having to pay even more mana to attack, in some ways, can defeat your purpose.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1

Paul Hagan

Unnatural Speed --

I will use Unnatural Speed to get away from junky cards like this one. Unnatural Speed is one of those cards that you look at and wonder why you would ever play it. Yes, I realize it has Arcane, but so do a lot better, more useful cards. Granting one card haste so you get one more attack out of it doesn't seem worth wasting a slot in your deck. If Unnatural Speed was an enchantment that gave all creatures haste, it *might* get consideration, depending on what creatures I was working with. Consider the case of Fires of Yavimaya mixed with Blastoderm, Saproling Burst, etc. As is, just not worth it in any format.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 1.5


Unnatural Speed

Meh. Boring. Pretty much useless and unused in any format.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1
Limited - 1.5

Secret Squirrel

Unnatural Speed

I tried to mix this week up with good and bad cards (it’s ˝ and ˝) so while it’s a drag to read the same reviews of a card you know is terrible, I know the site gets complaints when we only review good or only review bad cards.

With that in mind, this is just a bad card. Its only possible chance of seeing play is if you’re trying to make a budget deck, but even then, it’s bad. You’re setting yourself back a turn by playing this card plus the creature. The most important thing about it though is that red cards ALREADY HAVE HASTE! If you’re playing a creature to win the game, you shouldn’t wait to play this card, just play it a turn earlier. The only reason I am not ripping this card to shreds right now is that it’s an arcane spell that’s an instant. If you’re trying to splice something for its cheap arcane cost, then you can play this then splice for another card. Still, it’s crap, and shouldn’t really see play in any format.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
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