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Lust for War
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Lust For War
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed June 1, 2010

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.87
Limited: 3.33
Multiplayer: 2.92

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Lust for War

Well, it's not removal, but it is a repeatable burn spell that hits your opponent, if they have a creature. It also makes it impossible for them to leave it back to block. In some ways it reminds me of Sleeper Agent-- except that Lust for War can be put on a creature with power 2 or less in order to actually deal more damage to the person who didn't put it in his deck and pay mana to cast it. I also like that the 3 damage triggers when the creature is tapped, not when it attacks. Since most small creatures that Lust for War is best off targeting have tap abilities, the Lust will still deal its damage even if your opponent taps his Llanowar Elves for mana instead of swinging at you.

Constructed- 2.2
Casual- 3
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer- 2.75


Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Lust for War
Welcome back readers hope you enjoyed your memorial day weekend. Today's card of the day is Lust For War an interesting red enchantment from Rise of the Eldrazi. Whenever enchanted creature becomes tapped Lust for War deals damage to the creatures controller, on top of that it forces the creature to attack every turn. LOL “ So your Meddling Mage attacks, you take 3 and I block and kill it?” Or better yet attach it to something with zero power or a 1/1 and just let it happen. In standard its an enchantment without totem armor and not really a competitive one I would skip it here. In extended and eternal here to its not impressive and wont see play. In casual and multiplayer it can be interesting to see the dynamics of multiplayer, the person attacked may not always be you. In limited its a constant source of damage barring the creatures death or enchantment destruction, it can swing a game in your favor I would pick it. Overall its an interesting concept but not for constructed.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited :3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Lust For War which is fairly limited in usage unless your opponent has no way of destroying the enchantment or their own creature.  If they do, or only have larger creatures the value of this aura drops dramatically.  The standard play is using this on a creature that has one or even zero power and avoid blocking it entirely.  Overall a bit too much of a gimmick to be really effective in the constructed formats as any combination with it can be easily disrupted.
With Limited this turns into a very powerful card as three damage each turn coming from their own creature can be very hard to handle.  Played while one of the many creatures with Defender in the set is on your side of the battlefield and you can avoid the damage that would otherwise be taken by not blocking.  In the slower format promoted by Rise of Eldrazi the three damage each turn can often win the game even if you are taking one each time from the unblocked attacker.  A great choice for Sealed and worth a relatively early pick in Booster as it is likely to be overlooked, but can make a big impact.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

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