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Reviewed July 21, 2009

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 2.90
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 2.25

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A very cheap kill spell that finds itself working on more and more targets since Magic got all multicolor crazy. Most people save it for sideboard fodder. I would say just maindeck it.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.25
Multiplayer- 3
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995


Efficient but narrow. There's typically around five cards like this in most large sets and a few small ones; most of them are strong enough to see play in limited, and many of them are strong enough to be played in constructed. Deathmark falls into both categories. Just watch out for Great Sable Stag!

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Deathmark

Welcome back readers today’s card is perfectly suited for a black mages sideboard, Deathmark. With the recent success of green/white elf oriented decks at the Spanish, Australian, and Japanese Nationals. A sideboard card for sure if you’re expecting to see any amount of white and green creatures, it just so happens that in current standard and extended formats white and green are two of the more popular colors for archetypes. In eternal formats I doubt it would see play except as a possible sideboard solution for certain decks. In limited its removal but also has limitations on what it can hit regardless a great card. Casual and multiplayer if you know a player who has a white/green deck you may want to run it to answer there threats otherwise not a fairly efficient choice. The effectiveness of the card depends entirely upon the metagame, at this point it’s a solid card.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 1.0
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is a fairly simple one with Deathmark. It destroys a White and/or Green creature and that's about it. A solid card and cheap at a single mana, but generally geared towards the sidedeck.

In Constructed it makes a decent enough sidedeck choice, but if you are putting a kill spell there are more versatile kill spells. If you already have one of those in the main deck, this can be a nice surprise in the sidedeck. With only one mana untapped most opponents will think they are safe from a kill spell and could be taken advantage of with this cheap specialist.

Casual doesn't really have much to do with this card aside from possibly using it in combination with Lifelace/Purelace or Niveous Wisp/Viridian Wisp. Just another kill spell in this format.

For Limited this is a good card to run as you have very high odds of playing a deck with at least some Green or White creatures. It is more useful in Sealed if you are already playing Black, but not bad as a later pick in Booster Drafts. It is the kind of card you may want to consider hate drafting if you are playing Green or White and have nothing in the pack to choose that is a benefit.

Multiplayer is also a solid place as you will see Green or White somewhere on the field. As an added kill spell it is cheap and effective.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.

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