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Merciless Eviction
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Merciless Eviction
- Gatecrash

Reviewed February 12, 2016

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 4.67
Multiplayer: 4.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.67

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David Fanany

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Merciless Eviction
The Orzhov are somehow even scarier in the recent Ravnica block than they were in the old-school Ravnica block. Yes, the Ghost Council's new incarnation is easier to deal with, and the underplayed but devastating Mortify didn't get a new printing, but this time around they have the board sweeper that they should have had all along. You'd think a cabal of politically astute ghosts who have their own church and can throw an infinite amount of money at any problem would be able to get things done, and that's what Merciless Eviction reflects. This isn't a paint-by-numbers Day of Judgment plus block mechanic to fill a role in Standard. This is the sort of card where you get your mana's worth in versatility, reliability, security, and killing huge numbers of things for profit.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5

Merciless Eviction
A modular kill-spell. I know there's options that just wipe the board squeaky clean, but it can be one of those spells that's absolutely great for you, and terrible for opponents. I'm surprised it doesn't see more play, but I suppose there's better options to be had, i guess. Oh, and it exiles, so that's something.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4.5
EDH: 4  
BMoor Merciless Eviction

Being able to reset the board is a valuable commodity. Flexibility makes cards shine in a variety of game states against a variety of decks. Being able to have the answer you need, when you need it, is a wonderful thing. This card basically gives you free reign to disrupt your opponents' plans on several different levels. It's a sideboard card stapled onto a maindeck stapled, and you get to choose which one you need when you play it. And that, my friends, wins games.

Constructed- 4.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 5
Multiplayer- 4.75
Commander- 4.75

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