Megaton's Fate
Megaton’s Fate

CardName Fallout

Date Reviewed:  April 3, 2024

Commander [EDH]: 

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Reviews Below: 


It’s no surprise that there are multiple nuclear bomb references in the Fallout set, and this one manages to be one of the modal spells many Magic players love. In terms of the mechanics, it’s largely a combination of things we’ve seen before – the pseudo-discount on an expensive spell, or a board-sweeper-plus variant. The latter is always useful, albeit a little on the expensive side in this case; it would probably be good in Standard, but that’s the one format it won’t be in to start. The former is perhaps best thought of as a synergy piece for artifact decks, where I expect it’ll be responsible for some big swings in the red artifact deck mirror (I never get tired of using that phrase).

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: N/A
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander [EDH]: 3.5

 James H. 


Megaton is a city in Fallout 3 that was built on an unexploded nuclear bomb, and…you have the choice to either disarm the bomb or let it go off. And the payoffs are captured here, with a reward for disabling the bomb or a “reward” for letting it go off.

Megaton’s Fate is an interesting enough angle: an expensive artifact removal spell that gives you a partial refund or a very powerful board wipe. Eight damage is usually enough to nuke an entire board, and so this can be a useful way to have a card that can serve multiple functions. Six mana is the sticking point that makes this a weird sell outside of Commander, though; it’s a bit too pricey in either of its roles, and even accounting for the flexibility tax makes this still look a bit weird.

Constructed: 1.25 (just run cheaper board wipes)
Casual: 4
Limited: N/A
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 3.75

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