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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Enchantment - Rare

Whenever a player plays an instant
or sorcery card, remove it from
the game. Then that player copies
each instant or sorcery card removed
from the game with Eye of the
Storm. For each copy, the
player may play the copy
without paying its mana cost.

Eye of the Storm

Reviewed September 23, 2005

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.87
Limited: 1.5

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Eye of the Storm

I don't really understand this card. More importantly, I can't imagine why such a card would be created. Is the idea that the person playing this card might be the only player using sorceries and instants? Is this a sideboard card for blue control decks against super aggressive creature decks? Why would you want a bunch of cards to get copied by BOTH players? Finally, why would you want to play an enchantment that costs seven? There WILL be some interesting decks invented using this card. I think these decks will be limited to the Extended and Legacy environments. No love for this card in limited, either.



* Game Store Owner

Eye of the Storm 5UU

Quite simply, I don't like this card. Oddly, it might work into a strange combo in some way. However, I don't understand the benefit of allowing your opponent to get all of the removed cards effects (at instant speed no less) and having to deal with it from behind a slow blue deck.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 1

Paul Hagan

Eye of the Storm --

Junk rare. Usually, whenever you see something that messes with the game state to the degree that Eye of the Storm does, you can pass on it. When it costs seven, the chances of it being bad increase a bit more, since you have to have a lot of mana to play the iffy card. When both players can benefit from the card, then you can probably just set your drink on it now and use it as a coaster, because that's about all it will be worth. Just pass.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 2.0 -- I know about you guys and wacky combo decks :)
Limited Rating: 1.5


Eye of the Storm


Another Blue Mage darling, most likely. Eye of the Storm is actually quite interesting, as it has the potential to be quite chaotic. Consider that Blue is playing this puppy. That means that many permission spells involved. Maybe you could quintuple counter something. Draw tons of cards. Direct damage for large amounts. There is a lot of potential here, limited only by your imagination and card pool. Definitely a card for the creative types. You'll have to find a way to get it out earlier, or stall until it can hit - but where there's a will, there's a way, and Blue always seems to be pretty willful.


Constructed - 4.5

Casual - 4.5

Limited - 2


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