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Sigil of the Empty Throne

Reviewed February 4, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 1.80

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Sigil of the Empty Throne

It seems every block we get a card or two that encourages us to play enchantment-based decks. This one does a good job, giving you a 4/4 flier for every one you play. Red and black decks can burn out the Angels- maybe- but can't kill the enchantment. Green and white decks can Naturalize the enchantment, but have a harder time dealing with that 4/4 Angel it left behind. Blue decks? Well, if they don't tap out they could counter it, but that's true for everything.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 2.5


Wednesday - Sigil of the Empty Throne

This is pretty expensive, especially since it doesn't do anything at first, but potentially abuseable. This could possibly be played as a finisher card in Enchantress decks. Or, get this down with a creature in play, then use something like Shimmering Wings to churn out angel tokens really, really fast. Unfortunately getting this to resolve against Faeries might be a problem, but the deck that probably wants to use this should play counters itself.

In limited, I wouldn't bother, because you probably won't have many enchantments to use with it.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 1.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sigil of the Empty Throne

Dear Wizards of the Coast,

If you don't make that enchantment block very soon, I'm going to scream.


David Fanany


What's that? There's still time left?

Oh, okay.

Sigil of the Empty Throne's main problem is that it doesn't really do anything by itself. You need other enchantments, and you needs lots of them, and most of them probably need to be cheaper than Sigil of the Empty Throne so you can play at least one every turn. It's lots of fun with cards like Mark of Eviction, Cage of Hands, or the old favorite Rancor. Competitive decks probably won't want to bother without more significant support. So, everyone: write to Wizards and demand they finally make that stupid enchantment block!

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 1/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Sigil of the Empty Throne

This is really really overcosted. For 5 mana it does nothing when it's played and requires more enchanment spells to do stuff. I rather just play an Archon of Justice and beat face next turn. Very short review, but the card simply does nothing.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5, indulge in your enchantment fantasies
Limited: 1/5


Wednesday - Sigil of the Empty throne

A really cool new design, anybody else think this is kind of out of place in conflux?  anyway, for casual decks for sure.  Anybody running enchantress type decks will love getting 4/4 flying angels + the enchantress's card draw.  Constructed never likes enchantments.  Limited, it depends on how many enchantments you pull.  If that's a lot and if they're asha's favor, go for it.  4/4 flyers win limited games, A LOT.

Constructed: 1/5

Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5

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