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Prison Term

Reviewed May 19, 2008

Constructed: 3.45
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 4.00

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Prison Term

This is a whole new wrinkle on Aura removal.  Not only does it let you "trade up" for disabling a better creature, but while other Aura removal spells encourage the opponent to play mroe creatures, this one actually discourages them from doing so until they've dealt with this.  And for most decks, that means holding back their army while they find an answer, or downright sacrificing the creature it's on.  And while they're doing that, you can swing in for the kill.

Constructed- 3.5

Casual- 4

Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Prison Term
As a removal aura, I rather like Prison Term. You don't get the life gain and it can't target Treetop Village, but you can "change your mind" when your opponent plays something more threatening - even if the more threatening thing has shroud.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5

Prison Term

            I really think this card has a chance to make it in the constructed environment. The ability to move it onto larger threats later in the game and the fact that it takes away activated abilities make it much better than your average Pacifism reprint. Whether that makes it better than Oblivion Ring remains to be seen. In limited, it will be an amazing card that will just give your opponent fits.

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 4


Monday May 19

Prison Term


Constructed: Good card, have you ever played Pacifism and wish you could move it to a new threat that was worst than what you played it on? Well here is your answer. Good card not the greatest. Block it is a very good card for white base deck, Weight of Conscience is better in a tribal deck because it removes the threat from the game. The 2 white in the mana cost will keep it from multi-color decks.


Casual: Good card for multi-player. Some casual players will like this card.


Limited: This card is awesome. Play it early, something worst comes along move it to that. Uncommon makes it hard for more than one copy, but it could show up twice. Top pick for draft and hate draft. Sealed deck if the white supports it because of the double white in it mana cost.


Overall a good solid card for white, not the best but up there.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 2

Limited: 5



Aethereal Monday - Prison Term

Pretty much your standard block pacify effect, with a small added twist. You can play this on something small early, and if it's still around when they play something bigger, move it to that. This is especially useful in limited, which is where this card is good, but in constructed, there's not really any reason to play this when you have the superior Oblivion Ring.

In limited, a great card for white to have. Just watch out for enchantment removal.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 4

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