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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Artifact - 3 - Rare

At the beginning of your upkeep,
put a plague counter on Plague Boiler.
1BG: Put a plague counter on Plague Boiler
or remove a plague counter from it.
When Plague Boiler has three or more
plague counters on it, sacrifice it. If you do,
destroy all nonland permanents.

Plague Boiler

Reviewed September 22, 2005

Constructed: 3.12
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.62

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

5 Time Pro Tour

Plague Boiler

This is a very situational and dangerous to operate Nevinyrral's Disk (for you new kids, think Oblivion Stone) that only black/green players can really control. In constructed, this card is also good for blue/white control players who don't play permanents anyway. In limited, you draft this card pretty high and always play it, but you only LOVE it if you are playing black/green. The rest of the time, this clunky board clearer is strictly a defensive card.



* Game Store Owner

Plague Boiler

There always seems to be some hugely destructive spell. I'm not sure if WotC R&D feels that there needs to be one of these in every block or what, but here's another one. This one is useable. This one is neat, because you can have a bit more control over when it blows up. I'm not terrible excited by it. I do find it interesting that it required both black and green in it's activation. You can definitely expect to see a few of these in tournament play, so be aware that it'll be out there.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3.5

Paul Hagan

Plague Boiler

I'm intrigued by this card. It could potentially be really good, especially if you are running Green and Black to help move it along. However, it does take a bit of time for it to go off, meaning you have to plan in advance to make effective use of it. I won't say that the casting cost is too high, but if it was cheaper, you could at least have the chance to blow it up on the turn you play it.

I'm going to give Plague Boiler a slightly low rating, acknowledging that I could be completely wrong about this card.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 3.0


Plague Boiler


A nice reset button for any color, especially Black/Green to use. While White and Red usually corners the market best for board clearing, Plague Boiler gives the ability for widespread use, and at a low cost. The Oblivion Stone of the new block.


Constructed - 4.5

Casual - 4.5

Limited - 4


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