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Agony Warp
Shards of Alara

Reviewed December 15, 2008

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 4.15

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Monday - Agony Warp

A nice utility card for Faerie decks. Usually this is just used as a fairly cheap kill spell, but in the right situation, you can off one guy and prevent some damage from another guy. Outside of that deck though I don't see very many uses for this; there are better choices in older formats. If you're playing Faeries, you should probably run at least a couple of these.

Limited is where this card shines. It's removal, and removal is always good.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Agony Warp
Last Gasp was good, so Agony Warp is good too. Well, it's not quite that simple - Agony Warp can sometimes effectively kill two creatures by making something too weak to trade with your blocker, so maybe it's even better. I guess sometimes one mana symbol really does make all the difference.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Agony Warp

Obviously this card is really good since even if it just destroys 1 creature, it's efficient. But it even saves another creature in combat, among other things that -3/-0 can do, which means this can swing board position from a disadvantage to a great advantage, all for the cost of 2 mana. UB is very easy to pay with the availability to Underground River, Esper tri-colour land (sorry, can't think of the name at the moment) and Sunken Ruins, with the last of them being available only for allied colours. No mystery why it makes the cut of Faeries.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 4.5/5

Monday 12-15-08

Agony Warp


Constructed: This is a very strong card for it's cost and rarity. For two mana you get two effects. Very simple and very powerfull. The only small draw back is it cost one blue and one black. But that is really small. This card should be in every blue and black deck for standard for sure.


Casual: Fun card. Pull out the old Isochron Scepter deck.


Limited: Solid top pick for creature removal and for the fog effect. Works well with combat tricks too.


Overall one of the best commons from Shards. Plus it can get ride of some of those indestructibles that are around.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 4




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