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Maelstrom Pulse
Alara Reborn

Reviewed April 20
, 2009

Constructed: 3.87
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.90
Multiplayer: 3.90

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Maelstrom Pulse

Ignore the "...and all other permanents" part for a minute. 1BG is a fair price to pay to be able to kill any type of permanent (except lands). Not only is it decent creature removal, but it's also artifact/enchantment removal, and even planeswalker removal. Make this your kill spell of choice and there's no need to make room in your sideboard for Naturalize.

The extra part about killing other copies will rarely come up, as people don't often have multiples of the same card in play. But the fact that it could come up brings this card's stock up a bit-- especially since most of the time, if your opponent has tokens, most of them will all have the same name.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 3.75
Limited- 3.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Maelstrom Pulse

It's real, and it's spectacular. Say good-bye to Mirror-Sigil Sergeant and his better halves, good riddance to Empty the Warrens' seething masses, and good night to that guy in your playgroup who likes Oblivion Ring way too much. The only thing I wonder is, since both green and black can destroy lands, why can't this card? Either way, play it early and play it often.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5




Maelstrom Pulse


Constructed: This card can give green black decks some more raw power. This new Vindicate can take care of some of those tribal decks out there. But I think will will be used for 'Planeswalker removal' more than any thing else.


Casual: It should see some play.


Multiplayer: This can cause alot of pain for players playing the same type of decks.


Limited: This is a great removal spell for limited. Especially if someone has a Planeswalker.


Overall a great card that will see alot of play when Standard changes this fall and should make a big splash in Alara Block.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 4




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