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Oblivion Ring
Shards of Alara

Reviewed November 21, 2008

Constructed: 3.90
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Oblivion Ring
Oblivion Ring was a big hit when it was introduced in Lorwyn - and as a cheap, nearly-permanent removal spell that can target almost anything, why wouldn't it be? Being reprinted in Alara suggests that it's here to stay, and I personally couldn't be happier. It gives control decks a versatile answer, white weenie decks a fighting chance against Garruk, Ajani Vengeant, and Elspeth, and Auratog.dec a three-mana near-Vindicate that prevents recursion. Play it early, play it often.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5

Friday 11-21-08

Oblivion Ring


Constructed: Is it better than the one printed in Lorwyn? Duhhh, it is the same card fool. Oh yeah. So why did they reprint the best removal spell for again one year later? Answer: Planeswalkers. But they get almost everthing else, except shroud.


Casual: Use it to get ride of the biggest threat on the table for multi-player. Most of the time they will leave you alone, so they one with the biggest threat goes away first. If you do not like being the first out.


Limited: If you had heard the LSV took a Oblivion Ring over Cruel Ultimatum you are probably wondering why? When it comes to drafting, the decks tend to be faster in Shards. So by the time you get to cast your Ultimatum, it might not be helpfull enough. And again, it gets Planeswalkers. Sealed deck if you get enough white or I might even splash it for main deck or side board it in.


Overall it came back to soon, but with all of the new Planeswalkers that are probably comming out it was a good idea to bring it back this soon. We will see.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 5




BeJose Oblivion Ring
I don't know how we have not reviewed this card yet. This has to be one of the most popular cards in recent history. The ability to deal with any permenant is amazing. Not only that but it removes the permenant from play, important when dealing with static abilties and such. Granted it can be removed it is still an excellent piece of removal (one of the few that can also deal with planeswalkers). Splash for it in limited, great in standard if a little to slow for the older formats and reliable removal for casual. All round great card.
Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 4.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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