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Awakening Zone
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Awakening Zone
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed May 19, 2010

Constructed: 3.87
Casual: 3.95
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 3.95

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Awakening Zone

This card does two very exciting things for a very reasonable cost. First, it makes tokens. Every turn you get another token. Remember Bitterblossom? This is no Bitterblossom, because the tokens have zero power, but getting one every turn for no extra investment is a powerful thing. They chump block, they build up, they eventually contribute to the Overrun. And second, it makes colorless mana. One extra mana per turn it sticks on the board, in the form of a sacrificeable creature. Granted, they're one-time-use mana, and if you're using them for creatures you likely don't want to have to sac them for mana, but you have the option available. This card gives you a steady stream of resources that will only continue to accumulate as the game progresses. The longer the game goes, the more advantage you have if this card is on the board.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.75
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Awakening Zone
It's a tribute (or condemnation) of Bitterblossom's legacy that cards keep being called "the [color] Bitterblossom." I think the current holder for red is Goblin Assault, the one for multicolor is Thopter Foundry, and the one for blue is Sharding Sphinx. This is the green one, but it's also an excellent synergist, working overtime to bring the best out of everything from Soul's Attendant to Polymorph. Can Bitterblossom do that? (Don't say yes.)
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Awakening Zone which for only three mana puts a 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn token into play on your turn. This would be a good source of mana or blockers, but with the set supporting the Spawn tokens they have usefulness beyond mana and blocking.

In Limited the high cost of Eldrazi cards and several support options make this card even better and it is a worthwhile first choice in Booster. For Sealed this can easily be played alongside other Green options for acceleration and make any high cost cards easier to play, either by the blockers stalling the game or by the added mana from sacrificing the tokens directly.

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

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