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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Imperial Seal
Portal 3

Reviewed March 18, 2005

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.63
Limited: 3.87

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Imperial Seal

A sorcery speed Tutor is kind of a problem, since you have to wait until NEXT TURN to actually draw the card. However, in Type I, where you have lots of other cards at your disposal to help you draw cards, Imperial Seal might be quite good for setting up combos. Priced to move at $162.48.


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

Vampiric Tutor as a sorcery? Now legal in Vintage? Dan Gray says thank you to Wizards for suddenly making this card price shoot through the roof. But seriously, in constructed this is fantastic, as any tutor is, and the price of one black mana, a draw, and two life is more than acceptable. In casual it's still great, and the life loss normally makes it less cheesy to your opponents than Demonic Tutor. In Limited, if by some miracle you ever have this card in limited, it's a first pick for sure if you are playing black.
The ability to tutor for your best card at the time is too good to pass up.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4


Imperial Seal
Um... Vampiric Tutor?
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

Paul Hagan

Imperial Seal --

As we all know, Vampiric Tutor is an amazing card. It allows you to find any card to counteract your opponent's play, or it allows you to find the one necessary card that you need to win the game, or...well, it has a ton of uses, most of which involve searching your deck. Vampiric Tutor is an instant, while Imperial Seal is a sorcery. So far as I can tell, this is the only difference. Thus, I won't give it a 5.0. However, the power level of this card is so great that in constructed, casual, or limited play, it deserves multiple slots in your deck.

Constructed Rating: 4.0
Casual Rating: 4.0
Limited Rating: 4.0
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