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Congregation at Dawn

Reviewed October 26, 2005

Constructed: 2.4
Casual: 3.05
Limited: 2.95

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Jeff Zandi

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Congregation at Dawn

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

Congregation at Dawn

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.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

Congregation at Dawn

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


Congregation at Dawn

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

Phoenix Tamer

Congregation at Dawn

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.


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