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Caged Sun
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Caged Sun
- New Phyrexia

Reviewed November 17, 2015

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 2.50
Multiplayer: 2.50
Commander [EDH]: 2.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Caged Sun
I really wish they hadn't scaled back the novels and such around the time New Phyrexia came out. Many of my reasons you already know; and further, when I look at this card I see something that really, really looks like it could have been some kind of major storyline moment. There is a literal cage around Mirrodin's green sun, and it has the Mirran watermark in its text box - did they build it themselves? Did a planeswalker do it to try and preserve something of a dying world? Is that a stylistic resemblance to Esper filigree that I see - and if so, was Tezzeret following Bolas' orders, or breaking them?
In gameplay, this card is actually just about as special as you'd expect a caged sun to be. It's a Glorious Anthem for colors that don't usually get that, and a Mana Flare for colors that don't usually get that (which is actually most of them, come to think of it). Don't be too dismayed by its mana cost - yes, it's high, but sometimes you get what you pay for, and especially in multiplayer or Commander settings, its effects can be real difference makers.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Caged Sun
Ugh. So much potential wasted by making it a 6-drop. Skip!
Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1
Multiplayer: 1
EDH: 1.5

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