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Bane of Progress
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Bane of Progress
- Commander 2015

Reviewed November 30, 2015

Constructed: 2.17
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 2.50
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 4.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bane of Progress
Bane of Progress is the definition of a haymaker, especially in multiplayer settings. In one-on-one games, your opponent won't always have enough artifacts or enchantments in pay to make the six-mana investment pay off. But when you have two or more opponents, it's more likely than not that there will be enough on the table in some form to make him at least decent in size, and in a Commander environment heavy on staples like Sol Ring and Heartbeat of Spring, he'll often be a wrecking ball with stats higher than many formats' starting life totals. The downside to him compared to something like Fracturing Gust is that he's easier to deal with once he actually hits the table. Anyone who can't, though, is probably best advised to start shuffling for the next game.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Bane of Progress which is a six mana Green
2/2 that destroys all artifacts and enchantments then gets a +1/+1 counter for each.  This is a fairly situational card in Commander, but with multiple players the odds of getting a bargain for six mana are quite high.  Even two enchantments or artifacts in play equals two removals and a 4/4 creature off one card and it works incredibly well if supported with Rancor.  A solid addition to certain Green decks in Commander and has potential value in Multiplayer depending on the local metagame.  For other formats it is a bit too slow and specialized to see much play and the deck needs to have artifacts and enchantments managed to avoid conflicting with the destruction effect.
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 3.5


Bane of Progress
In a format where artifacts and (sometimes) enchantments rule the roost, this thing's a hell of a bomb. Everywhere else it's crap though. The 6-drop cost doesn't really affect EDH, especially when it comes to bang for your buck. I'm glad I haven't seen it yet.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 5
Multiplayer EDH: You will be the most hated player on the field/5

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