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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Chord of Calling
Rare - Instant - XGGG

Convoke (Each creature you tap while
playing this spell reduces its cost by or by one
mana of that creature's color.)

Search your library for a creature card with
converted mana cost X or less and put it
into play. Then shuffle your library.

Chord of Calling

Reviewed September 06, 2005

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.3
Limited: 3.83

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Chord of Calling

This card sounds awesome to me, either in limited or constructed. The key is that this card is an INSTANT. It's really just that simple. XGGG is not an easy casting cost, and make no mistake about it, this card is STRICTLY for decks heavily anchored in green mana. Even with the high mana cost, the ability to play this card at the end of your opponent's turn gives you a great chance to turn the tables in a game by bringing your most important creature into play without having to draw it normally. In many of your more serious constructed decks, this card may be too expensive to include, but I still think this is a great card.



* Game Store Owner

Chord of Calling

This one is interesting. Spells that let you search for creatures don't generally get a lot of play. But this one just might. Since you can reduce the cost by tapping creatures, it instantly becomes more useful. And speaking of which, this card is an instant as well. If you are green heavy this might be OK in limited as well to hunt down your power creature.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Tim Stoltzfus Chord of Calling

This is the first time we see the Convoke ability, which appears to be a mechanic that encourages a use for creatures on the board in the late game. Something tells me the ability will be on far better cards than this. It’s a spell that is narrow and requires a high colored mana commitment . This is fine in limited for helping to break creature stalemates by getting your best creature out of your deck. But in constructed, this is to Reshape what Tinker is to Tooth and Nail. I think Chord of Calling could be a bit better than Reshape, but it is obviously a “fixed” Tooth and Nail, and is really unexciting to me.

Constructed -- 2
Casual – 2.5
Limited – 3.5


Chord of Calling

Here a new mechanic is introduced, Convoke. Cards with Convoke have: "Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color." Wow...

So if you have something pumping out creatures, you can use Convoke to make a lot of things happen for free. Wow, wow, wow. It really makes Chord a nice card...how nice will depend on the rest of the set, of course. A solid offering for the new Ravnica set.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 4

Phoenix Tamer

Chord of Calling

This may prove to be a very useful card indeed. With the new Concoke
ability coming in, i can't wait to see what kinda game play the new set is bringing in. Very good for retrieval and is going to show magic players that you don't really need alot of mana to get your creatures out, you just need some creatures out to get others.


Paul Hagan

Chord of Calling

I'm less than impressed with this card. The newest on a long string of half-baked green creature semi-tutors, I think that those of us who want a way to hunt down the creature that we need will need to wait a little while longer. Sad as it is to say, I wouldn't even mind having Worldly Tutor back.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.5

Secret Squirrel

Chord of the Calling

Today’s cotd is from Inva, wait, NO, it’s from RAVNICA, the soon to be newest set of Magic.

Today’s card is a newer, less broken version of Tooth and Nail, which makes you pay the cost of the creature to play it (plus three.) However, it has Convoke, which allows you to tap down a bunch of your army to play this. The fact that it’s an instant goes together with its Convoke ability: you can tap down all your creatures at the end of your opponent’s turn, and cast a monster, all before you next turn even starts. In limited, I think this is much more powerful, as you have the time to set up mana and lots of creatures. It’s much more playable.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5
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