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Westvale Abbey
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Westvale Abbey

Reviewed June 24, 2016

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3
Commander [EDH]: 3

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Westvale Abbey
I knew I was officially old when I rOrmendahl, Profane Princeead this card as a strange mashup of Vitu-Ghazi and Gargoyle Castle. That's not necessarily a strike against the card, though it's true that decks whose colors and cardpool have access to the former don't have that much incentive to replace it, and decks that interact with the graveyard don't have any reason to dislike the latter. But there are definitely worse ways to summon a gigantic, unsolvable creature, and it also interacts with things that care about creatures dying. It's not a huge deal for older formats, but it's as hard to stop as any land with non-land abilities and the fact that it doesn't tie you to a specific color is worth noting.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

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