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Drown in Sorrow
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Drown in Sorrow
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed February 12, 2014

Constructed: 3.10
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.60
Multiplayer: 3.17

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Drown in Sorrow

You'd be surprised how much of an average game of Limited this can kill. Theros block is all about small creatures getting Bestowed upon, so if you can cast this before the Bestow, you're in a good spot. On the other hand, there's also a lot of Heroic tricks in this block that can pump up a creature big enough to survive this. But I'd rather my opponent waste his Triton Tactics surviving this effect than blowing me out in combat.

Outside of Limited, I'm not sure. We've already got Anger of the Gods for small creature wipe, and that's better at it. Unless you really don't want to play red, I wouldn't bother.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 2.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Drown in Sorrow
The downside to the current highly-detailed style of art they have for Magic is that you often can't see the details on the version of the picture that's sized for the card. In this card, for example, the cloud above the man's head is full of skull-like faces, but you might not notice that when it's across the table from you, especially if only for a second. In terms of game text, of course, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I mean, Infest has always been a good card, and this is just Infest with scry. If your deck used Infest, it can use this. (I still like Infest's art from Shards of Alara better, personally.)
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Welcome back readers todays card of the day is the strictly better Infest. Infest was already a decent card keeping weenie decks in check and providing a powerful board sweeper. Drown in Sorrow simply adds a scry to it and voila. Outside of standard its s trict upgrade to infest so wherever infest is seeing or has saw play this card is simply better. In casual and multiplayer this card is solid against weenie decks and a good early game play but its power is limited compared to actual board wipes. In limited its really solid a way to reset the board of creatures. Overall a super powerful upgrade to an existing card that will see standard play and moderate play elsewhere.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Drown in Sorrow which is a three mana Black sorcery that gives all creatures -2/-2 until end of turn and you Scry 1.  Infest was already a great card and this is strictly better by adding Scry which is a nice bonus.  Mono-Black is a popular build and this is a strong weapon against tokens and many other creature designs, so this being main or sidedecked should be a frequent sight competitively.  Older decks using Infest will have no reason not to swap that out for Drown in Sorrow and overall this will be a popular card across formats in sidedecks at the very least.
In Limited this is a double-edged sword and difficult to splash, but in the right situation the power is definitely there.  A strong second or third pick in Booster after a Black rare, though a focus on three toughness or better creatures is beneficial.  In Sealed it depends on the pool, though keeping it in mind for the sideboard can be value enough if the opponent has token production or an aggressive early game.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Skid Rambo

Drown in Sorrow sounds like a song by Nine Inch Nails. As far as the Magic card goes, it is a good one. If you hate getting beat down by tiny creatures then Drown in Sorrow might be the answer. I like this card because it fits into so many Standard Mid-Range decks right now. The Scry ability is an added bonus that comes with Drown in Sorrow. The downsides for this card are fairly obvious. There are tons of creatures that Drown in Sorrow can’t kill and it is a Sorcery. But, Black has many kill spells and they can take care of the bigger creatures when Drown in Sorrow is not enough. I had the pleasure of using this card at the pre-release and I know for a fact that it is great in a Limited format!
Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3.5

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