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Reviewed October 24, 2005

Constructed: 1.25
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 2.25

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

5 Time Pro Tour

I definately underrated this card when I first played with it. While I still

have my doubts about this card for constructed, I have seen the light and now understand why this card is SO GOOD in limited. This card might as well say "give all opponent's creatures -1/-1" because once this card (already a perfectly useful instant for limited) is in the graveyard, your opponent knows that if they play a one toughness creature, you WILL Dredge Darkblast

up on your next turn and kill it. This knowledge alone changes what your opponent will do even without you having to use it.

Paul Hagan


Ugh, horrid. There are infinite amounts of better removal cards, even in limited. -1/-1 is just too little to really trust to remove the frightening threats in your opponent's decks. I don't care if it is recurring removal, either. I'm also a bit confused -- why is this card Dredge 3? Did someone decide that 1 was too much?

For limited: you know how I like to harp on "any removal is good removal"? I lied. I would like to amend that statement to be "any removal except Darkblast is good removal". Don't bother drafting this card unless you absolutely have to, as in "I can either take this or a foil Island".

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



A nice pick in draft or sealed, and you can use it to knock out a 2 power creature (during your upkeep, play it, then dredge it back on your upkeep and use it again.) Not bad, and there are a few irritating 1 power creatures you can use this on.

Not really a constructed fare card, and not exciting enough for casual play, but a decent card for limited.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 3


* Game Store Owner


Cards like this seem to appear in nearly every base set. It's nothing amazing or just terrible. It's simply a mid-line card that's just 'OK'. It is the type of card you look for more in limited play than constructed. It has Dredge. However, I'd like it more if the Dredge cost was 2 instead of 3.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3
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