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Devouring Light

Reviewed October 25, 2005


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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Devouring Light

This might be the best Convoke card in Ravnica. In limited formats, removal is always at a premium. This card removes an attacker OR blocker making it already better than Chastise. Convoke makes it possible to play this card without having any untapped lands on your side, adding to the deception value (and power) of this card in all formats. In limited, you can even play this card in a third color, as long as you are playing some white creatures that allow you to take advantage of this card's Convoke ability. This past weekend, Devouring Light proved itself valuable enough for Standard constructed play, appearing in white/red decks as well as in white weenie decks.



* Game Store Owner

Devouring Light

This card is one of the underrated and under appreciated cards in Ravnica. There were talks about so many of the other uncommons in this set dominating, but this one is amazing. If you don't have this card, make it a point to trade for a set of them. Both aggro and control decks can play this and make great use of it.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

Paul Hagan

Devouring Light

Love it. I'm currently playing this in one of my decks, and it has worked out favorably enough. With the surge of frightening creatures with the word "Dredge" somewhere in their name, removing a creature from the game is a welcome, permanent solution to the issue that they present. Even if this card didn't have Convoke, I would like it. The added bonus of being able to play this using your somewhat less useful men is just one more reason to consider playing a set of four of these in any white deck.

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5


Devouring Light

Excellent in limited if your going a good amount of white. Removal for white is always welcome, and you get a nice bonus of removing it completely from the game, unable to make a reappearance from a grave. It's also convokable, which means it's a solid threat against your opponent, even without mana.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 4

Phoenix Tamer

Devouring Light

All right... can everyone agree with me in that i say the Convoke ability is not needed? I mean sure it might solve the synergy problem in most decks, but i don't think it's needed. As most people can see this is not going to be a widely played card, more in likely you will only see this in theme decks. This is not needed in casual, but may prove some use in limited other then that, just another card in my "white" box.


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