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Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

Reviewed June 09, 2006

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.46
Limited: 2.63

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Jordan Kronick

Rix Maadi

For two colors that like to blow up land so much, they sure have a great one of their own. Each of the guildhalls is effective in it's own way (except maybe Nivix). Rix Maadi can have perhaps the biggest effect on the game once it gets rolling. Disrupting Scepter has long been an effective limited card. This trades the one-sidedness of the scepter for the ability to produce land and be much harder to destroy. I've seen it used extremely effectively, and it can really screw with an Azorious player who's trying to play control. It will most likely become useful in constructed as well, where you can more quickly bury your entire hand and then strip out the rest of theirs.

Constructed Rating - 3.0
Casual Rating - 2.9
Limited Rating - 2.9


Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

(Dungeon Palace? Dude, did I take a wrong turn into the red light district or something? I just can’t bring myself to discuss something called a "dungeon palace." For the rest of this rambling, I redub thee "Graceland!")


Tap: Add 1 to your mana pool.
1BR, Tap: Each player discards a card. Play this ability only any time you could play a sorcery.

Limited: Elvis once told me that discard usually isn’t as good in limited as in constructed play, mainly ‘cause a guy is much better off just smashing face than trying to get all hand disruptive and stuff. (And then he told me to get him a peanut butter & jelly samwich and some barbiturates.) Still, it does have it’s place. Anytime your opponent is out of cards is a time when he/she isn’t casting something at you, which gives you more time to pull out a win. Of course, using Graceland means you’ll be hitting yourself in the head, too. If you’re really committed to a hellbent deck, that’s probably okay. Probably. I have mixed feelings on this one, so I’ll split the difference and call it a 2 out of 5.

Constructed: More mixed feelings. Graceland looks much better in constructed for two reasons: Hellbent and dredge. On the other hand, Bottomless Pit never conquered the universe, either. 2 out of 5.

Casual: Somebody fetch Daddy a set of Megrims! 4 out of 5 for fans of the discard, a 2 out of 5 for the rest of you.


Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace

"Each player discards a card" is only really effective in a deck that empties its hand early on. Which is exactly what most Hellbent decks do. And it's on a land, so it can't really be countered (though it can be Stone Rained).

Constructed-- 2.5
Casual-- 3.5
Limited-- 3
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