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Congregation at Dawn
Reviewed October 26, 2005
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Not a fan. This card fits the most prevalent
green/white strategy for limited right now, but
I still don't like it. When you need to top deck
a big monster, you don't want to draw THIS card.
When you play green/white, you generally don't
have the luxury of committing to a non-creature
card that only helps you get to another
creature. Obviously, in limited or constructed,
this card can help you set up a creature combo,
if you have such a combo in your deck. Time of
Need became an important card in Champions
block, and is similar to Congregation at Dawn,
but for now I would have to rate this card as
very average at best.
* Game Store Owner
I'm not so sure I like this card. It's not that
much better than other creature searching cards
from the past. It's also costs a slight bit more
than I would prefer. Currently, I don't see room
for this in any type of W/G deck. Casual players
might rally enjoy something like this though.
I can't really complain too much about this
card. It is fairly costed, it goes off at
instant speed, and you get to stack your deck. I
think the only major drawback I can see is that
you are forcing yourself into a series of plays.
I have already seen one person hunt down a set
of creatures, only to become stuck hoping for
another card to show up...in three turns. Be
aware of the state of the game when you play
this card, otherwise you will come to regret it.
I'll give this card a slight bonus in limited
play, as in the long-run, most limited games
turn into games of My Dude vs. Your Dude.
Congregation at Dawn ensures that your next
three dudes are going to be very relevant.
Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0
Not as great as I hoped it would be when I first
saw it. In RAV/RAV/RAV format, there are quite a
few ways your opponent can mess with your deck
after you set it, making this a bit of a waste
in many cases. I still would consider it as
filler for a deck, though. Not for constructed,
but it could be a really useful card in casual
play, where you need and want to see your big,
bad, or beefy guys.
Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 3
I'm liking this card. Not only do you get to
search for any 3 creature cards in your deck and
put them in any order on the top of your deck,
but it's also an instant. I'm not saying it's
magnificent, not at all, but it would prove its
worth in limited. I would say this is probably
one of the better search cards in Ravnica, and
definatly worth it to take a look in limited
play,constructed, and maybe it'll find its way
in casual someway or another.