Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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2.30 (5 Reviews)
Limited: 3.13 (4 Reviews)
Reviewed April 1, 2002
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have picked a worse card for #5? This card
basically says, "waste every resource I have
and kill a few of your creatures and lands."
I just think that it basically has no place in
today's environment. In limited, you can obviously
kill lots of creatures with it, so its playable.
Limited a 3.5, constructed a 1.
just doesn't have the kind of power that you
want at that cost. It's a sorcery. The discard
is random. It affects you. Yes, you can get some
good out of it, but the situation would be very
specific, and hard to build your deck around.
It's not like the old days of Wildfire where you
could make all your own choices - this is not a
Rating: You know when you're getting chased by
the faceless men and they never catch you but
you never get away either?
Why this is the #5
pick by InQuest I don't know. I think some
one can make use of this, but currently, I can't.
I would turn my back on this card in both
formats right now. It might have a chance in
constructed, but it needs some work.
Devastating Dreams is
still a card I am looking to
break or see broken. It seems to be a great
but the price is steep, even if easily cast.
trick is to minimize or recover from the losses.
In Limited, this card is mass removal. Is
removal good in Limited? Yes. So is
I like this card, but
I don't love it. If it damaged each player for X
well then it'd be a great setup for a finish, but
as it is Devastating
Dreams will just slow the game down. It's also
nice with a hand full of
Flashback and Madness, but the 'at random'
stipulation means you'd want to
dump your whole hand, leaving you nothing to react
to your opponents'
In constructed, it's a nice board resetter in
Sligh, and excellent with
artifact mana in a Land Destruction deck. It's OK
in limited play, but take
good targetted burn ahead of it.
Constructed - 4.5
Limited - 3.5
The only Dreams
card that will regularly create card advantage
(both strict card advantage as a result of killing
creatures in a creature-light/creatureless deck
and virtual card advantage if your opponent can't
play anything), this card is also a decent
sideboard option against 10-land Stompy. = 3.5
I'm kind of torn on
this card. I think it is very good in a Ponza
However, I am currently unable to build a good
Ponza deck, and I don't know
if one exists.
Outside of a Ponza deck, you would mainly use this
to clear the board of
creatures. However, that will usually leave you
with at most one or two
cards in hand, and the fact that the discard is
random doesn't let you make
sure you can recover faster than your opponent.
I'm sure someone will find a home for this though,
and that's part of my
constructed grading ... its potential.
It does much the same in limited, and the
drawbacks are a lot bigger. You'd
have to do it for 4-5, and have a huge creature
out (and not have a huge
creature out on the other side of the table).
Dreams is kind of iffy. It can be effective as a
board clearing card for red, and possibly as a way
to land-screw your opponent, but the fact that
it's serious card disadvantage to do any amount of
damage makes it little more than a space filler in
any decks. Also, all the decks running red right
now are incredibly fast, and cannot afford to use
this card effectively without shooting itself in
the foot as well. In constructed, I give it a 2,
because no deck can use it effectively right now.
It has the potential to hit a 3.5 though.
In limited, burn is good.
Burn that hits all creatures is extremely good,
because it is just like a Wrath of God. This card,
in the end, is passable, because it is not a
for-sure board clearer, but it is an extremely
high pick. I give it a 4 in limited.
Limited: 4 Stars
Constructed: 3 Stars
When Torment first came out
I didn't really like all of the Dreams. Now I view
them differently. This one is great since it can
sweep the board and destroy their chances of
recovering. Although it hits you as well, you
should be able to set up for it fairly well. In
constructed, it might be able to help Ponza come
back a little, but probably not. Nice thought,