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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Sorcery - 1B - Rare

Reveal a card in your hand. Search
your library for a card with the same
name as the revealed card, reveal it,
and put it into your hand.
Shuffle your library.

Hellbent - If you have no cards in your
hand, search your library for a card and
put it into your hand.
Shuffle your library.

Infernal Tutor

Reviewed April 19, 2006

Constructed: 3.37
Casual: 2.87
Limited: 2.7

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Infernal Tutor

This card has some potential. If the Hellbent mechanic goes over as well as expected, you can expect to see a lot of this card. It will definitely be a rare to keep your eyes on. It will be interesting to see which decks and actually put a card like this to use. For now, I would expect this card to have only minor use in limited play.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 2

Jordan Kronick

Infernal Tutor

What we have here is a card that appears to have one function, but truly has three. There are three situations where it gets cast, anyway. The first, and most effective, is obviously casting it when you have Hellbent - thereby making it the same as the old classic Demonic Tutor. Obviously that's an incredibly powerful effect. If you're not casting it with Hellbent, then it's either searching for a decent other card in your hand or - as may happen an unfortunate number of times - casting it to search for something fairly useless that you simply can't get out of your hand. The Rakdos' ability to discard cards or otherwise use them for effects is going to be vital to the strength of Hellbent cards. Furthermore, this card has little if any place in limited. That should create some interesting situations where people are forced to choose between a decent common or uncommon (like the devastating Wrecking Ball) and this card - which will undoubtedly be a money rare.

Constructed Rating - 3.5
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.3


Infernal Tutor

How can you argue with a tutor? But here's the thing. You'll probably want to search for whatever you want, not just something already in your hand in most cases. So if you're really playing the Hellbent mechanic in your deck, this could really be a bargain at 1B. The question is, will Hellbent find a niche in standard constructed. Time will tell.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 1.5


Infernal Tutor

Unlike yesterday's card, this card's power level is hugely different whether or not you have hellbent. If you don't, you can only get a redundant copy of something you already have. And you have to reveal a card in your hand, so if you wanted to fetch a counterspell, that's a bit tricky (now your opponent knows you have two). But once your hand is empty, it becomes Demonic Tutor, one of the best search cards ever printed. I guarantee it'll find a place in constructed, where everyone is desperate to remove randomness as a factor. In limited, you tend to have one copy each of a few disgustingly good cards plus lots of filler, so definitely put this in your deck but don't waste it if you don't have hellbent.

Constructed- 4
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