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Dark Petition
- Origins

Reviewed July 9, 2015

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 3.88
Commander [EDH]: 3.50 

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dark Petition 
For many years, Wizards of the Coast has held that Demonic Tutor's low cost, and the way this cost allowed you to tutor for something super-powerful and play it in the same turn, was what made it so dangerous. This was why the updated variants on the effect tended to cost at least four mana. In terms of that design philosophy, I'm not sure what this card says exactly. It does require more setup for you to have a chance of playing the card the same turn you search for it, but that's probably not too hard in the right sort of combo deck. And when there's no more mana burn, tutoring for your finisher with the express intention of not playing it until next turn isn't even a disadvantage.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander; 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Dark Petition which is a five mana Black sorcery with an easily met Spell Mastery condition that makes this Demonic Tutor at two mana as it gives the three mana to play the newly added card.  This will absolutely be a staple of Black decks going forward, both competitively and casually as it really has no drawback having nearly all of the power of one of the best Black cards ever printed.  The Dark Ritual from the Spell Mastery should almost always activate as by that point in the game there should be two removal spells in graveyard at the very least.
In Limited this is a game winner that gets whatever you need to gain the advantage at the time of it being drawn, which makes for an excellent topdeck second only to drawing the card you use it to search for.  An easy first pick in Booster and automatic inclusion when running Black in Sealed.  If the Black pool is weak though this offers very little and not enough to splash the color as it is purely support for other cards.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Dark Petition
Cool. A demonic tutor variant that acts just like demonic tutor mid/late-game. I like it. It's not perfect but it does a far superior job of the old diabolic tutor as the game goes on. 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 4
EDH: 4

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