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Tooth and Nail

Reviewed August 31, 2007

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 2.50

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Tooth and Nail

There were plenty of two-creature combos in Mirrodin Standard that made an Entwined Tooth and Nail essentially a game win right there. If this resolves, you lose. It is nine mana, but then it's Green, the color that can make that happen. Many said that it was downright unfair. I'm sort of inclined to agree.

Constructed- 4.9
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4


Friday - Tooth and Nail

The alternative deck to Ravager Affinity back in those old days was the deck built around this card. It saw several incarnations over the months, most notably the Elf and Nail variant that used Skullclamp before it was banned. The idea with this was you ramped up your mana really quickly with the Tron (using Sylvan Scrying and Reap and Sow to set it up) and then played this out searching up a win condition, of which there were many (Darksteel Colossus, Kiki-Jiki, Trike, etc.). It's really too slow for Extended these days, unfortunately, but it used to be great.

In casual, great for tutoring and playing your favorite fatties. Imagine tutoring up two Verdant Forces with this.

In limited, it's too expensive, and you probably won't have two bombs to find with it, so nah.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Tooth and Nail

Technically, there is precisely one use for Tooth and Nail: green decks with huge amounts of mana. But once you play it, the possibilities are endless. Leonin Abunas and Platinum Angel? Triskelion and Mephidross Vampire? I'm sure you can think of more. I'd avoid it for limited play, though. It's much too slow and another creature would work better pretty much any time.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 1/5

MTG Rules Advisor
Tooth and Nail:

The deck built around this card has fallen to the wayside in extended. Still, it is powerful. Not much else to say here, except that big == good.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5 (Johnny, Timmy and Spike, all in one?! Can it be?!)

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Tooth and Nail (5GG)

Choose one - Search your library for up to two creature cards, reveal
them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library; or put up to
two creature cards from your hand into play.
Entwine 2

For 9 mana you get to search your deck for 2 creatures. Just search
your deck for any 2 creatures with combined mana cost 10 or higher and
you already have a good deal. It becomes a really good card when those
creatures are able to win the game instantly.

Sadly, this can not longer be used in Standard, but it's still highly
playable in Extended.

In casual, this searchs out your buys if you're not into combo.

In limited, this thing costs a bunch and maybe only be worth playing
if you manage to get another big fattie bomb in your deck some where.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2.5/5

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