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Date Reviewed: 9.20.04
Average Rating: 4.3
Limited Average Rating: 3.83
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Hey everyone! I think Diamond Cutter is one of the
best cards in the game. I mean, think about it. you
can block, and attack with the same creatures. It's
awesome when you combine it with Toel, Vizier of
Hope and Logic Cube. There's not much more to say
about this card except that if you're running a
mono-light deck, you'll want 4 copies of this. I
think it'll eventually get banned.
Hello everyone! This is Chips with a review of
Diamond Cutter. This is a very good card in light
but at 5 mana you really can't make use of the "Your
creatures don't get summoning sickness" effect this
card has. You'll mostly use it for light's blockers
to make them able to attack shields. This card is at
it's best when used with Toel, Vizier of Hope. It's
a very good card
(Top 4 at
Diamond Cutter gives a whole new purpose to building
a blocker-heavy deck.
With Cutter you're not just plopping down blockers
to last until you drop a bomb fattie. You're
plopping down blockers so they can transform into
your bombs. Diamond Cutter is exactly what the
doctor ordered for Light, a civilization that was
played largely for giving decks some hit & run cover
#1. It removes summoning sickness. Your creatures
like it when they are healthy and ready to attack.
So do you. You can drop guys like La Ura Giga &
Marine Flower on turn 6th with Cutter. That way you
bring one more guy to the shield-slaughtering party.
#2. It removes non-attacking restrictions from
creatures that cannot attack players or that cannot
attack period. This is very good. Makes all that
mumbo-jumbo on blocker cards null and void for a
#3. Not expensive. 5 mana is managable. You prolly
won't have an ideal Cutter field before turn 5, so
it comes just at the right time.
#4. Simply mean when combo'ed with Toel or Holy Awe.
Obviously the Awe combo comes when Awe is triggered
the turn before. Now there's no blockers to get in
the way of shields hits. D-Cut for some shields and
then untap your guys with Toel to double as
blockers--hey, that should be illegal. Sign my
#1. Can only attack players via Cutter's effect.
But, who are we kidding? If it were possible to use
this puppy to attack players and creatures then it
would be e-v-i-l. That restriction's there for a
reason, Mr. Cheaterpants.
#2. Diamond Cutter's mostly played in blocker-heavy
decks, which are venerable to nasty drops like
Paladin and Scarlett Skyterror. But hey, that's
because most Light players refuse to think outside
of the box! Just kidding.
Sometimes (but not always) when a card has decks
made around it that means the card is good. Diamond
Cutter helped make mono-Light what it is today--a
civilization that can produce answers to a lot of
top decks, provided it doesn't get toppled by tons
of blocker-hate. Light now has some sneaky ways to
go from defensive to offensive in the blink of an
eye. Granted, it's no Holy Awe but it does add
excitement, glamour and intrigue to Mono-Light.
Okay, maybe just more options.
Constructed: Mono-Light 5/5. Go ahead and think
about that Gen Con Indy winning deck. Never say
something is impossible.
Constructed Overall: 4/5. Can fit into multiciv
decks that run Light.
Limited: 3/5. Should you be able to snag some
blockers, why not draft Cutter.
Well here's the cornerstone of any Mono-Light deck.
Want blockers that can attack sheilds? Just throw
four Diamond Cutters into your deck. Use the DC.
Then recover them from the grave to use agian.
Diamond Cutter also gets rid of summoning sickness.
One bad thing about decks that are built around this
card... Cards that bounce/tap/destroy your blockers
all in one fell swoop spell doom. Also you do not
have the ability to attack whenever you want. So
many times your opponent can just ignore your
blockers until they find a way to kill them all.
Some opponent's will make the mistake of ignoring
blockers for too long. Then along comes the Diamond
Cutter along with the six blockers. Boom. Game Over.
If you havenít play-tested with a Diamond Cutter
deck yet, I highly recommend it. It can be a
lot of fun. You play with a lot of weenie
blockers, Holy Awes, Diamond Cutters, and maybe
some Terror Pits. Toss out some blockers early
to hold the enemy at bay. Then you hope you can
shield trigger a holy awe. Then comes your
Diamond Cutter and you can attack with a wad of
unblocked weenies. It takes some patience and
skill to play like that.
Diamond Cutter is a top notch finisher. A
Diamond Cutter deck won the Gen Con Championship
Limited: 3.00 Ė Itís hard to know if you will be
playing blockers in limited, but if you do, then
Diamond Cutter can be tossed in.