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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

2BB - Rare

Look at the top five cards of your library.
For each card, put that card into your
graveyard unless you pay 2 life.
Then put the rest into your hand.


Moonlight Bargain

Reviewed September 20, 2005

Constructed: 3.875
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.375

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

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Moonlight Bargain

This card is a black Impulse that is expensive in two ways, mana and life.
However, this card is still a powerful card for moving through your deck and getting to the most important cards in your deck. This card also provides much-needed card advantage. I think this card's designed with constructed in mind, but I'm not sure black decks are going to run four of these. In reality, I think this card is better for limited, because quite frankly, in limited you will go to any lengths (see Necrologia) to gain a little card advantage. In constructed formats, this card may be a stretch for anything except mono black control decks.



* Game Store Owner

Moonlight Bargain

This is a very neat card drawing effect on a black card. It can end up being huge. The other interesting thing of note is the spell speed. It's an instant. This can allow you to set up some stuff on your opponent's turn, or sift through your deck looking for a particular card and then cast the needed card on your turn. I wouldn't expect this spell to be something that four copies get played in a deck. It's very likely a two-of and possibly a three-of though. It's being compared to Fact or Fiction in many circles, but these cards are not very similar at all. The functionality of these two spells is completely different. Don't try to use Moonlight Bargain in the same situations as FoF or you might end up in trouble.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3

Paul Hagan

Moonlight Bargain

The stand-out feature attached to this card is the fact that it is an instant. I absolutely love the idea of picking which cards I would like to "draw", and the rest can just be thrown to the wayside. Four mana isn't too much to ask for a spell like this, so I can definitely see it showing up for constructed, casual, and limited play alike.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 2.5 (still have better options)
Limited Rating: 3.0


Moonlight Bargain


Now we have a search card on crack. Moonlight gives you a chance to look at your top FIVE cards and choose any, or none of them. You pay 2 life to keep what you want, which honestly is a bargain, if you really need something to complete a combo. And for even more evil, you can use it to get cards into your grave in order to Reanimate them somehow. Sins of the Past plays off of that well. A strong card in any format - card advantage wins games.


Constructed - 5

Casual - 5

Limited - 4


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