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Tragic Slip
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Tragic Slip
Dark Ascension

Reviewed March 12, 2012

Constructed: 4.30
Casual: 4.35
Limited: 4.40
Multiplayer: 4.00

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Tragic Slip

I like this card. Black has no shortages of one-mana instants that give -1/-1, with a bonus. In this case, the bonus is a morbid trigger that may as well be "destroy that creature", only better. Tragic Slip is a pretty good way to put Blightsteel Colossus  or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre in their place. And black has enough ways to sacrifice cretaures that you can pretty much make it -13/-13 on command, provided you can keep a creature on the board to sacrifice.
In fact, I think I like this better than Doom Blade, which costs one more and doesn't work on indestructible, black, or regenerating creatures, even though Tragic Slip depends on its target having toughness less than 13 and a morbid trigger (unless its target's toughness is 1, in which case no trigger needed). Besides, creatures of toughness 14 and greater are much rarer than indestructible ones.

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

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Tragic Slip
Thirteen is an unlucky number in various European cultures, which is why it shows up so much in the Innistrad block. What's Shivan Meteor's excuse? You'll probably never count yourself unlucky to have Tragic Slip in your hand, though. It's perhaps best applied alongside other kill spells and/or creatures that sacrifice themselves in order to achieve its full potential, but those are plentiful enough that Tragic Slip can basically be considered a card that removes whatever you want at any point in the game, and for half the price such a card generally costs in non-horror-themed blocks. If that kind of support work still sounds like a turn-off, and you're looking at Doom Blade all the time every time, I have two words for you: Blightsteel Colossus.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Welcome back readers todays card of the day is nuts, in standard it kills all the one power dues that are so popular and it later can kill anything with the right amount of support. In extended and modern the same concept applies this card is legit forcing even indestructible creatures to bow down to its power. In legacy and vintage I could see some use of this but it is not a format changing or defining card. In casual and multiplayer morbid is not hard to trigger at all making this a cheap early and late game removal spell and it being able to kill blightsteel is important. In limited it’s the bomb a very easy early pick and splashable. Overall this is a premium removal spell good early and late game.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Tragic Slip which costs one Black mana to give target creature -1/-1 until end of turn or -13/-13 if a creature died that turn.  This is one of the best one mana cards available and is a must in all Black sacrifice or aggressive removal builds and like other negative toughness effects gets around the non-Shroud or Hexproof protections.  On nearly any turn at least one creature on either side of the field is likely to die and this will almost always make for a second death.  To say that this will have a presence in tournaments is an understatement and it will be popular for years to come in formats that allow it to be played.
For Limited nearly any removal is playable, but a common that can easily handle just about every creature is an excellent addition to every deck using Black.  Multiple copies are possible and in a format driven by creatures it should be aggressively drafted in Booster and be a primary consideration in Sealed for at least splashing Black.
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0


     Welcome to a new week of card of the day reviews here at Pojo.com! To kick start this week we are looking at Tragic Slip from Dark Ascension. Tragic Slip is a common black instant that costs one black mana. Tragic Slip gives target creature -1/-1 and has Morbid- If a creature died this turn, target creature gets -13/-13 instead.

      Hands down the best common from Dark Ascension. While others may come close, this guy is just mind blowing! -13/-13 kills just about anything. And it would even be enough to take down a Blightsteel Colossus or Darksteel Colossus. Those who may skeptically say that the -13/-13 is only if something dies obviously aren’t trying hard enough. Dark Ascension and Innistrad are loaded with things just looking to die. And the best part is, they usually have good abilities for doing so!
Limited: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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