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Bad Moon
Last Printed in Time Spiral

Reviewed October 30, 2007

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.00

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Bad Moon

The staple of mono-black aggro. The deck can hold its own without this card, but not easily. If you've got a deck that puts a black creature on the board nearly every turn, it wants this card.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 3


Tuesday - Bad Moon

Crusade/Glorious Anthem for black creatures, and a useful card in a mono-black aggro deck. This was reprinted in Time Spiral, so expect to see a lot of this card if MBA or Suicide Black decks ever become popular. Like yesterday's card, this one speaks for itself: if you're playing black aggro, it's great; if you're not, don't play it.

In limited, I would sideboard it unless you're nearly mono-black, because it could end up hurting more than helping if your opponent is heavier black than you are.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bad Moon

I was genuinely surprised that no-one ever tried to make a Suicide Black style deck in Standard when Bad Moon was reprinted. We also got one of its best friends, Dauthi Slayer, and other cheap, strong black creatures like Withered Wretch and Stromgald Crusader. You hear me out there, deck designers? Get to work. This is another chronically underappreciated card that can turn a beatdown into a massacre and even Rimebound Dead into a threat.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Bad Moon

I pulled a foil time shifted version of this. But let's get to the review. It's a Crusade for black creatures with a easier mana cost. It would be good except that black creatures never really needed the power boost because it has plenty of removal and disruption to clear the way in addition to fear. It's a bit slow for constructed, although still playable locally.

In casual, this is more playable as games are longer so investing in a +1/+1 isn't ad bad.

In limited, there's a high chance you'll be facing black as well, but it can be sideboarded in if they don't play black but you are.

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

Tuesday's card is Bad Moon, which pumps all your black creatures up +1/+1.  This is a neat card is you run some type of aggro black deck, zombies perhaps, maybe even Rats.  However, black usually doesn't have room for Bad Moon because it ideally wants control type cards like creature kill and discard.  Bad Moon is still good if you would rather try a different approach to black.

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