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Reviewed March 3, 2009

Constructed: 2.80
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 2.50

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Against aggro decks, this'll usually stop 'em dead as a 4/4 or bigger. Against control.... not so much. It has the potential to be huge for its mana cost, but it really suffers from the fact that it gives your opponent a way to kill it, and that way is by doing something most players would like to do anyway-- have a lot of cards in hand. Then again, it's black, the color of discard spells...

Constricted- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Where was this guy when people still played mono-black decks with The Rack? I think he can be a very good creature for that style of deck, which has a problem with discard spells becoming less relevant late in the game. Time to dig up your Delirium Skeins and Smallpoxes (you've forgotten about Time Spiral's power cards already? Shame on you!). In other situations, though, he doesn't really do too much - it's very difficult to guess with any degree of certainty whether and how soon an opponent will have no hand left in Alara block limited, for example.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

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Tarma-Rack is back.  Don't be surpised to see this guy in quite a few discard decks.  While potentially small at first, the fact that you could end up with a 7/7 for 3 is nothing to laugh at.  Like yesterday's card, the jury is out.  A card for a narrow range of constructed decks but probably the most efficient creature ever printed for the discard decks out there.

Constructed: 3 (5 for discard decks)
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

Tuesday 3-3



Constructed: This was in the winning deck for the PTQ down in SA Tx. It was a Rack type deck in Extended. With all of that discard it can stay a good size beat stick.  Standard you need more variety to go with it. But still a good card.


Casual: Looks good at first, but in multi-player if the opponent you choose leaves the game for whatever reason, like dying, Nyxathid goes away too.


Limited: Not a top pick in a 2 Shard and 1 Conflux draft. Even if we were going heavy black, does not look to good. But I could be proven wrong.


Overall a great card for Extended and older formats.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 2

Limited: 2




Aethereal Tuesday - Nyxathid

This has the potential to be a great card against aggro decks...until they hit it with Path to Exile. Against control, this thing should never be bigger than 2/2. Therefore, this won't get much play in standard. In extended, however, I wouldn't be surprised if people tried to resurrect the Tarmagoyf Rack deck with this in there as some additional beef. That's about the only place I can see this guy getting some play time, though.

In limited, he could be decent as a 3/3 for 1BB, but there's probably something better you can pick in the pack.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2.5

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