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Waking Nightmare
Champions of the Kamigawa

Reviewed August 18, 2005

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.16

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Waking Nightmare
"Playing you was like a nightmare," is what your opponents will say when you

play this Arcane discard spell. Well, maybe they will and maybe they won't, but I believe you will not be disappointed in the value of making your opponent discard two cards in limited play, particularly in the age of Saviors of Kamigawa, when "hand size matters." In constructed play, there are better cards to make your opponent discard, unless you are particularly interested in Arcane spells.

Phoenix Tamer

Waking Nightmare
This is a great kamigawa card, by great i mean a great discard card.
You can control the hand either when you have three mana or dark ritual
it. What's even better is that you can play multi-color easier then like
distress. With having to only one black mana and two generic, it makes it
more playable in a game. For mono-black decks, it's still good for a block
deck or just overall to control an opponets hand. Finally, I know i'm the
one to say how easy it is to get cards and all. But, it's easy to get a hold of
more and likely, you'll get one if you buy a pack of Champions of Kamigawa.
Their are better discard cards i know but for limited, kamigawa play, i would say
one of the best discard cards.


Waking Nightmare

As an instant, Waking Nightmare could actually see a lot of play. As a sorcery, it isn't as good, but still sees some interest. In limited, Nightmare is a nice filler card for Black, but something that can easily be cut for something better. Nicer for a casual theme deck.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2.5
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