Out of all of the holofoil cards from the
Blastosplosion set, Miraculous Meltdown is by
far one of the most beautiful and visually
inspirational. The artwork is just amazing! As
far as the spell effects, however, this card
does seem to be overlooked by almost all
players. Let’s see if it deserves its “Super
(This spell is put into your mana zone tapped.)
You can cast this spell only if your opponent
has more shields than you do.
Your opponent chooses one of his shields for
each shield you have. He puts the rest of his
shields into his hand. (He can use the “shield
trigger” abilities of those shields.)
With a set of effects that are this unique, it
is difficult to compare Miraculous Meltdown to
any other spell. It has the potential to both
wipe out your opponent’s shields and a potential
to backfire. I’m not saying that this card is
worthless but I would only recommend this card
to experienced players. The cost of 6 mana
seems pretty fair since this is not an effect
that should be rushed.
As far as the effect, let’s just make it as
simple as possible. The first part says that
you need to have fewer shields. The second part
basically sends your opponent’s shields to the
grave yard until he/she has as many shields as
you do (they get to pick which shields stay).
This second effect could be an inconvenience
because your opponent can still use shield
So what’s the big deal? The answer is simple…
This card is a finisher. The best time to use
this card is when you have no shields because
that means that your opponent gets reduced to no
shields. Using this strategy is EXTREMELY
entertaining because your whole strategy is
based upon getting pummeled by your opponent and
thanking him/her for each shield they destroy.
Yes, it’s a suicide deck. Just reduce your
shields to zero, cast this card, and attack for
the win. Just keep in mind that your opponent’s
shield triggers still activate and it can get
pretty nasty depending on what they are
(especially Holy Awe).
Want to make this more enjoyable and effective
at the same time? If your opponent is stalling
then the only person who will be breaking your
shields will be you. Sure there are cards that
get rid of shields like Baraga, Benzo, and Uliya.
While these cards are decent, it’s always better
and harder to predict when you go all out. Just
wipe out all of your shields and go for the
win! Sounds masochistic and dangerous but your
opponent will be ripping their hair out as soon
as they see the combo.
So how do we do this and maximize on the
tremendous wonder that is Miraculous Meltdown?
Remember that “useless” card named Aurora of
Reversal (which a lot of you have already
flamed)? Think about this ideal scenario:
Aurora of Reversal and send 5 shields to your
mana zone (thus negating the cost of Aurora)
Miraculous Meltdown and destroy all of your
Swing with an unblockable creature! (more
“useless” cards from the nature civ)
Obviously I’ve made a successful deck with these
beautiful super rares. Not only is it fun but
it has scored several victories. The best part
is that nobody can defend against suicide
decks. Feel free to also try another “useless”
card called Ghastly Drain. I’m sure you all
flamed this one as well. Ghastly will not only
remove all your shields but during desperate
times you can draw a card for each shield
removed to look find Miraculous Meltdown. Just
remember that EVERY card in DM serves a purpose.
As I always say: Never give me the opportunity
to exploit a “useless” card.
This card provides a strategy that’s completely
unexpected and difficult to defend against.
Playing a deck that is designed to lose is very
difficult and frustrating at first. Only
experienced players should try gambling with
Holy Awe is teh sux vs this strategy!
4.5/5 – People will flame and hate but only out
of sheer ignorance. Those who discredit a card
without ever using it are the true n00bs.
Respect the Miraculous Meltdown.
2.5/5 – This card is only good at evening the
field. Don’t think too hard about formulating a
strategy for this in limited.
Please feel free to post your comments,
questions, and/or objections on the Message
Board and I’ll be more than happy to respond.
- DRY 1337