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Dark Temper

Reviewed March 24, 2009

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.38
Multiplayer: 2.87

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Dark Temper

Without a black permanent, this is a little weak. Three mana for a Shock? But if you can "turn it on", it's practically better than black removal. I don't see a "nonblack" clause here, or anything else lame like that. Just destroy a creature. For 2R. Dark Banishing can't even claim that, although it does say "can't be regenerated". Remember, Shadowmoor is still legal, so even in a mono-red deck you could turn this on with a black/red hybrid card like Ashenmoor Gouger. In fact, in a mono-red burn deck with a few red/black hybrids, this would handily take out any creature that's too big to burn down.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.5
Limited- 3.75
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Dark Temper

For those Jundians out there, this card is great. Instants that kill any creature will find play. In limited, this is good if you can stick to two colors. In constructed there might be better choices for many decks but in a Jund deck there is not. As a common expect this as a surprise in limited combat. Not a standout in multiplayer.

Constructed: 2 (3 for Jund)
Casual: 2
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 2

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