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Reduce to Dreams 
Betrayers of Kamigawa

Reviewed March 2, 2005

Constructed: 1.58
Casual: 1.58
Limited: 1.58

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Reduce to Dreams

This card goes right into a category I like to call Expensive Sideboard Cards. If the casting cost were lower, sure, you could play it in constructed against Affinity. As a sorcery, I doubt this card would slow down Affinity very much in any case. This card is way, way too narrow to be even the least bit useful in limited, except maybe in Magic Online leagues FROM THE SIDEBOARD in a late week when you find yourself up against an opponent with a ridiculous number of artifacts (unlikely) and enchantments (more likely).


Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
 Reduce to Dreams

It's a five mana sorcery that bounces all your and their artifacts and enchantments. This is way too slow for Standard, and too expensive to be combo-y in type one like some of the other Artifact bouncers can be, not to mention being a sorcery. This whole card just gets filed under "uck.!"

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1


* game store owner

 3/2 Reduce to Dreams

This might have some uses. I know the first thing to do with a card like this is to look at the possible defensive possibilities. However, it can also be used to pick up all your artifacts and give you soem mana to reuse. Just something to think about. I don't expect this to be a huge card in casual circles. And in limited play, this isn't that strong in Kamigawa block.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5


* game store owner
(Shuffle and Cut)

Reduce to Dreams
Well, we won't need this against Ravager anymore now, will we...Boom.  Not really of much use in current formats, but he could find some weird place in casual tricks perhaps.  I can't think of what they would be right now, because I am totally exhausted from working a double pre-release for Yugioh this last weekend. Bleh.  In limited, you would only consider this as a sideboard if your opponent has something very evil.
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2


 Reduce to Dreams is one of those cards that people will work so hard to abuse and then realize it probably isn’t worth their time. Sure I can think of some uses for it but nothing good enough to justify 5 mana. If you need an answer to an opposing deck you need to find something cheaper. If you want to find something that combos with your own deck you simply need to find something better.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 1.0

Paul Hagan

 Reduce to Dreams --

This card seems extremely unimpressive. For five mana, you get a mediocre effect that is only half relevant in today's metagame. However, with the new bannings announced earlier in the week that will put a severe damper on Affinity decks, this card slides that much further down the Scale of Goodness. As far as casual environments go, unless you have a ton of artifacts and enchantments running around your local gaming circle, I would spend one more mana and play Upheaval.

This card seems pretty bad in limited. It might have been half-way decent in Mirrodin block, but once you hit Kamigawa and the artifact count goes way down, it will rarely even get a second glance before being stuffed into my sideboard.

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