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Ultimate Price
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Ultimate Price
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 16, 2015

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 3.87

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ultimate Price
I have nothing against the Return to Ravnica version of this card, but I would have to say I prefer this version's art. I've always liked Magic art that was slightly less literal, and though the style of this piece is different from a lot of past abstract pieces, there's something oddly chilling about its composition. In gameplay, it's pretty straightforward and pretty powerful, but it's much easier to play around than something like Doom Blade, especially now that almost every block has multicolored cards. It'll still remove just about anything you need, but it requires a little more thought and a little more diversity in which removal spells you play alongside it.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Ultimate Price which is a two mana Black
instant that destroys target mono-colored creature.  This will be the
new Terror, Doom Blade, or Go For the Throat in the Standard setting and
will be useful against most opponents.
In Limited this is a potential first pick in Booster when there is a
weak rare as it is low cost and very effective source of removal that
can be splashed.  In Sealed this is an automatic inclusion if using
Black and a compelling reason to use the color.  There are a decent
number of creatures this can't destroy in the block, but a target should
be available most of the time.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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Ultimate Price
Most of the time, this is better than Doom Blade. Sure, there are a lot of multi-colored creatures out there, but two mana to outright kill a creature is pretty good, and is going to have a small window where it doesn’t work. If you run this, it’s a good option to put something else that can kill multicolored creatures in your sideboard so you can switch it out if you find yourself against someone using a lot of gold cards. 
In draft, cards like this are 1st or 2nd picks. Unless you have a real bomb creature in your pack, you shouldn’t think twice about taking this if your deck is going to have any black in it at all. In sealed, it’s a good reason in and of itself to at least splash black.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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