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Reviewed March 15, 2006

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

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Jeff Zandi

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This card is a decent combat trick in limited, but I don't think you would ever play it in constructed. In limited, this card can easily change which creature lives and which creature dies in combat. This card is not exactly a removal card, however, since a creature has to be blocked before this card is likely to be valuable. Frankly, I don't usually draft this card and I often cut it from the final deck on the unusual occasion that I do draft it. It can be useful, though, in a pinch.




Undoubtedly one of the best combat tricks any red/blue deck could want. Most red/blue decks on the tournament scene use bigger, more powerful spells to win than just swinging with a creature, so this hasn't really caught on yet. But in Limited, if you have one of these, your opponent can't realistically "win" any combat phase. Schismotivate turns chump blocks into foolish attacks, trades into wipeouts, an unblocked ping into the finisher, and a melee attack completely on its ear. The best part is that your opponent (usually) doesn't know it's coming (s/he may have guessed you were leaving mana open for something, but most players would expect a Convolute or Char instead).

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4.5
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