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Doom Blade

Reviewed July 22, 2009

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.40
Multiplayer: 2.50

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Doom Blade

This is what black decks will be playing for the next year at least, and why regeneration just got more valuable. If you play black, go out and get a set. You'll be glad you did.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Doom Blade

Ever sat with a hand full of Terror and Shriekmaw, staring wistfully at an opposing battlefield full of Esper Stormblades? No more. A few months ago, Terror was considered good mainly because of its cost; regeneration was more commonly seen in limited games, partly because of . . . Terror. I've heard it suggested that Doom Blade is even better than Terror, which really hinges on the question: is regeneration still irrelevant? Ironically, it might not be . . . partly because of Doom Blade.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Doomblade

Welcome back readers and the name for the most generic fantasy magic card title goes to *drum roll please* DOOM BLADE! Terrible card name aside Doom Blade is an improved Terror that hits anything that isn’t black but allows regeneration. With Terror leaving the format Doomblade is the immediate replacement for decks utilizing black removal. In standard Doomblade is already seeing a bit of play and there’s not much to say about a great removal card. In extended it will see play as well, eternal formats I don’t know how much play Terror saw but I expect Doomblade to see the same amount. In casual it’s a must have for killing things, in multiplayer targeted removal isn’t as strong but can hit a wide variety of creatures so it may see a fair amount of play. In limited its removal take it. Stay tuned for even more black cards this week as we continue our reviews of Magic 2010 cards.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 1.5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Doom Blade, the replacement of Terror. Able to destroy artifacts in addition to Blue, White, Green, and Red creatures is a nice boost, but it does lose the no regenerate benefit.

This did come up for me once during the pre-release and may be a slight concern when playing against a very small list of Standard cards that allow non-Black cards to regenerate. The few that exist are primarily found in Green, but there are some artifacts as well.

For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a high end kill spell with few cards it compares to negatively. Instant speed, large volume of potential targets, and low cost make it an excellent card. Well worth playing in a Black or multicolor deck.

For Limited this is the kind of card that makes a Black sealed deck playable. One or two copies and you have a serious threat to most opponents. In booster draft this is a high pick when playing the color and a worthy hate draft when nothing critical in your colors exist.
Simply a dangerous card.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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