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Fated Retribution
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Fated Retribution
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed February 4, 2014

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 2.88
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Fated Retribution
It's funny that they've been putting creatures and planeswalkers together on the same removal spells (Despise, Hero's Downfall, and now this). Planeswalkers certainly look like creatures, but they play somewhat more like enchantments, except for being able to attack them. Anyway, there are certainly a lot of situations where you want to destroy a bunch of them at once, and this card is quite good at that, albeit at a high cost. That makes it something that control decks are likely to want to hurl at each other later in the game, especially since a lot of creature horde decks are faster than Fated Retribution. Don't underestimate the fact that it's technically an instant, too: while I suspect people will more often want to use it on their turn and thus scry, the option of casting it on someone else's turn is valuable, if only for the demoralizing factor of casting it in response to Overrun or Garruk Wildspeaker's ultimate or something.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Fated Retribution which is a seven mana White instant that destroys all creatures and planeswalkers and if cast on your turn also has Scry 2.  This is a high cost source of global removal that is notable for being an instant which allows far more effective timing opportunities than the typical sorcery options.  The high cost and need to keep that many mana sources available is enough to keep this out of most decks, but heavy stall Blue/White control or Multiplayer decks can certainly benefit.  It is unlikely to see much play in competitive Standard, Modern, or older formats and overall is more of a tool for formats with a slower pace.
In Limited the global removal is powerful against the more dangerous creatures and planeswalkers, but doesn't work on gods aside from lowering devotion and leaves any number of other indestructible or formerly bestowed creatures in play.  This can be used to your advantage and any board sweeper is worth having in your pool for the situational advantages and more importantly to keep it away from your opponents in Booster.  As a hate draft and for setting up a late game advantage this is worth the first pick in Booster and in a forty percent or more White deck it should usually secure a slot in Sealed as well.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Skid Rambo

Fated Retribution is a “great” new board wipe. I believe that the idea behind this card was to give mono-white a way to deal with planes walkers in Standard play. I am disappointed that they chose 7 mana as the cost but this could mean that a cheaper alternative is coming soon. The fact that Fated Retribution is an instant actually helps its playability “a lot”. Never underestimate the ability to wipe out a horde of attacking creatures! The Scry 2 ability doesn’t make this card any better or any worse. If it is turn 7 or 8 and a Planes Walker is about to bust an ultimate all over you, then maybe Fated Retribution will save the day!

Constructed; 3 
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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