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Anguished Unmaking
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Anguished Unmaking
- Shadows over Innistrad

Reviewed April 19, 2016

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 4.33
Multiplayer: 4.00
Commander [EDH]: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Anguished Unmaking
You may recall that this card's art was revealed before the card itself, and so a lot of people thought Vindicate might be coming back. I actually didn't find that very likely, but I was indeed hopeful - the powergaming side of my personality loves that sort of flexibility and efficiency, and the rest of me loves to say the word "Vindicate". In a lot of situations, though, Anguished Unmaking is almost as good: not only do white and black have ways to mitigate the life loss, but exiling is surprisingly relevant - strategies from Unburial Rites to the various Gideon cards actually fear it more than they would Vindicate. In the current Standard environment, a lot of decks will have a natural advantage against it because of creature dual lands and the awaken keyword, but I don't expect that to hold it back that much.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

Anguished Unmaking

Black/white multicolor cards and decks have always been defined by the quality and variety of their removal. This one definitely deserves a slot in any B/W deck, as it's a potential answer for practically any sort of threat at instant speed. While it is competing with both Mortify and Unmake in older formats, it's ability to hit artifacts or planeswalkers is a major selling point, and its drawback is pretty insubstantial when you remember the other thing black and white have in common: lifelink. 

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4.5
Commander- 4


Anguished Unmaking

Hey look, they didn't completely neuter vindicate for standard. Okay then.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 3.5
EDH: 3.5

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