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Sorrow's Path
The Dark

Reviewed May 6, 2005

Constructed: 1.13
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 1.38

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

 Sorrow's Path

Sorrow Path is one of the worst, and funniest, Magic cards ever printed. Tap to suck? How about tap to blow your own face off? This card is an exploding cigar that comes with its own pack of matches. I gotta tell ya, I don't even know how the "good" part of this card's effect really helps you. "Exchange two of your opponent's blocking creatures". Exchange them for what? Why am I exchanging them? Sometimes I have to exchange a pair of shoes after I buy them if they don't fit quite right. Sorrow's Path is a card that I don't believe will ever fit quite right in a good Magic deck.

This card is literally FAMOUS for being bad. Sorrow's Path is the Shawn Bradley of Magic cards.



* Game Store Owner

 Sorrow's Path - Friday

This card has always seen very little play. It's not really efficient and you'd also need to have multiple players taking advantage of you to make full advantage of the fruit. Long story short, don't actually play this card no matter what format it's in.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1.5

Paul Hagan

 Sorrow's Path --

This card is aptly named, mostly because of how sad I become when I look at it. At first, Sorrow's Path looks absolutely silly...until you hit the last line. I'm not even concerned with the two damage being dealt to me, but the two damage that hits my creatures is a bit of an issue. It takes what could be an absolutely stellar card and makes it almost worthless. 1/1s my opponent controls will now be able to take down 3/3s that I control -- hardly a decent exchange. Sorrow's Path also hurts you a bit more in that it does not produce mana, meaning the turn you drop it is a turn without a boost to your mana.

There is hope for the Path, though. Imagine the possibilities of this card in a multiplayer environment, where you can create all sorts of chaos with two opponents' combat that doesn't even involve you. It can still potentially waste some of your dudes, but if it means screwing up someone's blocking assignments in your favor, who cares?

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 2.5 (but only because of group games)
Limited Rating: 1.5


 Sorrow's Path

Wow...this brings bad to a new level. Judge Bill told me that a number of Magic players consider this the worst card ever printed. And we can see why. Exchanging 2 blockers probably isn't going to get you amazing results most of the time anyhow, and in the meantime, you are going to be hurting your own guys and yourself. Sounds kinda S&M to me. Leave this in the box under your bed.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 1.5
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