Wheel of Misfortune – Commander Legends
Date Reviewed: December 8, 2020
Commander [EDH]: 4.13
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
It was almost inevitable that the first negative-spun Wheel of Fortune variant would have this name, but I do still hold out hope for eventually getting one called “Wheel of Doom” as a reference to the Impractical Jokers. Until then, I know that there are some people who don’t like chaos effects in their multiplayer games, but I would invite even those people to try playing with this card. There are times when it’ll deal 15 damage to people, which is worth keeping in mind for a color that likes to win with direct damage but can have trouble doing so against multiple opponents. And it pretty much always results in multiple people drawing seven cards, which makes other interesting things happen and keeps those multiplayer games flowing.
wheel of misfortune: turn, turn, turn
A nice homage to the original Wheel of Fortune, Wheel of Misfortune offers an interesting bit of a guessing game: how much life is someone willing to commit to a Wheel effect? A weird mix of burn spell and wheel effect, misfortune comes to the most ambitious, while profit goes to all but the miserly…though if you should all choose the same number, everyone just takes a chunk of damage. Don’t cast this card with the expectation of it being a Wheel effect, but see it as a nice upside and a fun way to liven up a game.
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