Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Torment - Uncommon
1B - Sorcery
player sacrifices a creature.
3.62 (9 Reviews)
Limited: 3.91 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed February 21, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
is good...Non-target removal is better...Reusable,
untargeted creature removal is the best of all.
Edict is a card that will make a very big
impression on the upcoming environment.
solid removal at multiple stages of the game is
Doing it both with one card is even better.
In limited, this card is huge. Pick it
first, play it
first. Every time.
think this card is decent, but I think it is over
hyped. In most beatdown decks, you should
still be looking for spot removal that kills what
you want it to. Something in the light of
Terror, Dark Banishing, etc. However, in
slower controllish deck, Chainer's Edict shines a
I would take it in limited. Any removal is
good. Also, it is more likely in limited
that you will hit the 5BB to pay the flashback,
which isn't as likely in constructed.
It's not a Diabolic Edict, but it definitely has
its place in both formats.
Edict is better than Diabolic Edict. There,
I said it. The
reason is simple. It can always be cast
twice where Edict is a one shot. I
consider that VERY valuable even if you do lose
instant status. Its
probably only .1 better, but still. In
Limited its removal for 2 creatures,
which is always good, a 3.5. In Constructed
its even better because decks
can be built around it, 3.8.
my favorite days of magic, we had a deck called
Ass Whupping Lynch Mob - based around mountains
of removal and swamping your opponent with great
threats. Diabolic Edit was one of the stars of
that deck, and Chainer's Edict makes me want to
bring it back. So here you go
4 Flame Burst
3 Urza's Rage
3 Faceless Butcher
4 Flametongue Kavu
4 Prophetic Bolt
1 Pyre Zombie
4 Shivan Reef
4 Urborg Volcano
2 Underground River
2 Salt Marsh
2 Sulfur Vent
4 Sulfurous Springs
Whuppin Rating: *whip*
Black needed this reprint! Some would even
say this is an improvement over
Diabolic Edict. While not an Instant, the
ability to make the opponent sac
2 creatures more than makes up for Chainer's Edict
being a Sorcery. The
flashback is easily attainable in Limited play.
More of a stretch in
Constructed still the best removal black has
access to currently.
that kill critters are good. Things that
kill them twice are better. It's like the
good 'ole days again. White Knight gettin'
ya down? Got Edict?
gets into all those hard-to-reach places, and with
tempo and occasionally card)! If creatures
are expected, and Ivory Mask is
not, what's not to love? Sorcery speed,
yeah, yeah. This is type 2,
Constructed:*^(1 1/2 Stars)
The problem I have with Chainer's Edict is that
not an instant like the original (see Diabolic
Also, the Flashback is a little high and
won't help too much that late in the game.
Constructed, the same things apply except that you
have a better range of removal to use, like