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Sanity Grinding

Reviewed October 3, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.50
Limited: 1.50

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Sanity Grinding

Monoblue mill? I don't see much of a strong case for it in Constructed, but if it exists, it definitely wants this card. Trouble is, no other deck does. And that deck doesn't sound all that strong to me. Its dependence on the rest of your deck hinders it in Limited, but in a casual mill deck it would rock.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 1.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sanity Grinding
I've never been a big fan of the "mill" strategy, but if you are, then Sanity Grinding seems like a possible addition to it. It seems rather swingy, like it will always have either a really huge or a really small effect. Something like Traumatize is certainly more consistent, but Sanity Grinding can pay off with the right setup (it definitely needs a mono-blue or at least hybrid deck).
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Sanity Grinding
This card can lead to a very insane mill but you'll need to get extremely lucky to do so and the luck factor makes this card very bad in
competitive play.
In casual you can potentially mill 50 cards with this with is gamebreaking. There's also a deck already based on this which isn't completely
terrible so it's definitely playable.
In limited, you could potentially play this since it reorders a quarter of a deck and it's much easier to mill an opponent to death. Could be
considered if you get an unusally large amount of blue mana costing cards.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 2/5
BeJose Sanity Grinding UUU
Chroma - Reveal the top ten cards of your library. For each blue mana symbol in the mana costs of the revealed cards, target opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard. Then put the cards you revealed this way on the bottom of your library in any order.
So many medicore cards this week. To slow for anything but T2, lack of support within T2. It requires you play cards with high U symbol counts, of which good cards are to find with which to fill out a deck. Nice concept but not really worth the effort. Have fun in casual and don't even touch this in limited.
Once again I'll express my annoyance at the chroma keyword
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1/5

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