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Slice in Twain
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Slice in Twain
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed November 10, 2010

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 3.87
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Slice in Twain

Since most good creatures nowadays are artifact creatures, Green now gets to kill creatures. Impressed? Well, Slice in Twain can do it to enchantments, too, and draw you a card. I always say drawing cards is a good thing. Other than that, this one's pretty straightforward. Four mana is a bit high for a Naturalize variant, but not too high. Creeping Mold, Seed Spark, Splinter, and so forth have proven that it's worth it if you get a nice benefit to go with it. Is "draw a card" a nice enough benefit to compare with two Saprolings or the ability to target lands? Time will tell.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Slice in Twain

There's a lot to like about Slice in Twain. Its high-styling title reminds me of classic fantasy novels like Erewhon. The creature getting sliced resembles the golem from Barter in Blood, which is cool for people who remember the first Mirrodin block. And its game text is just as devastating as it was on Mystic Melting or Aura Blast - the speed is right, the cost is fair, and though it's not so spectacular, it wins games.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Slice in Twain which at four mana is a fairly high priced option for artifact or enchantment removal.  The draw a card effect is a nice addition and aside from this being Green the only other real consideration for playing it, but outside of the sidedeck this really isn't likely to see much play at such a high cost.
For Limited this large number of artifacts, especially artifact creatures, makes destruction a useful tool for any deck to have available and drawing a card allows this to be an ideal choice.  There is no reason not to run this if Green is your primary color as you will have an artifact to destroy, most likely a creature of similar converted mana cost, and will get the card back to avoid losing advantage.  An early pick in Booster and an easy inclusion for Sealed despite the slightly elevated cost and double Green to consider this is card supported by the format and shouldn't be overlooked.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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