Welcome to a new week of card of the day
reviews here at Pojo.com. We kick off a stormy
week with a very stormy card indeed, Mizzium
Mortars from Return to Ravnica. Mizzium Mortars
is a rare red sorcery that costs one generic and
one red mana. Mizzium Mortars deals four damage
to target creature you don't control. Mizzium
Mortars has an Overload cost of three generic
and three red mana and replaces the word target
with each, dealing four damage to each creature
you don't control.
Mizzium Mortars is one of the best and
most sought after rare cards from Return to
Ravnica, simply because of what it does. A
potential board wipe for six mana is not that
bad at all, especially since the only board it
will potentially wipe is your opponents! That
four damage at sorcery speed is a bit slow, but
it clears a path for your creatures to deal a
possible game ending score. And that is
definitely worth the six mana. Even the base
effect of just four damage to one creature could
save you from a nasty creature, and that comes
at only two mana.
And what makes this card even better (not
that it needed it) is the multiplayer value!
Each creature you don't control means that in a
multiplayer game, you are blasting everyone
It really is no wonder that the MIzzium
Mortars is such a great card, who wouldn't like
smacking your opponents field and not your own?