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Reviewed May 23, 2006

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 4.25

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This is most likely one of the most powerful removal spells White has ever gotten, right up there with Swords to Plowshares. The lifegain is easily a worthwhile drawback, since most attacking creatures generally have modest toughness, or else they'd be blocking (Vigilance and huge flying dragons notwithstanding). The real drawback to this card is that a creature must first attack to be a legal target, meaning this can't deal with Carven Caryatid, Souls of the Faultless, or any other meddlesome blocker stymying your attack. But as a tool in creature-light control and combo decks to prevent being taken out too early, this is solid gold.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3
Limited- 4.5




The first time I saw this card Swords to Plowshares came to mind but the more I look at it the less I want to play it. It does offer a great effect, especially for only one white but I simply can’t find the right deck for it. White already offers Wrath of God, Faith’s Fetters and even Devouring Light without splashing a second color. The only thing Condemn has over those cards is the costs but each of them does a lot more than this card. Condemn can fit in a Side Board or two, but as far as playing it main I only see it in white weenie deck.



I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, removal in limited is always a good thing. Instant speed removal is even better, add a very low casting cost and you have one of the better removal spells in this format.

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