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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day

Pyromania

Pyromania

Torment - Uncommon

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.00 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 2.20 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed February 25, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.

 


Rob
Lawing

I am still not sure how this card fits into the Red players arsenal. It seems to be too slow to fit in the Sligh or Sligh/Burn archetypes and one of the long time issues for these decks has always been drawing enough quality cards to maintain the heat. I just see too many better red cards which cost the same or less to believe this card fits in any red deck.
 
Limited is a different story. In the current limited block there are so many 1 toughness creatures and so many games that stall for lots of turns that I can see this as a decent card even if red is only a splash color for you.
 
The old school view of this card says "I want my Cursed Scroll back."
 
Rating
Constructed- 2 (Playable but not near optimal)
Limited- 3.5
Old School- (-5) And the old school is always right !!!

Andrew
Chapman

Pyromania is definately not the worst of the set of enchantments. While the continuous cost of 2 mana and a card hardly seems worth it, it may see some play at some point. I don't think it will see lots. but some people will play around with it.

In limited, I see this as much better. You can kill off creatures that wouldn't normally die, and slowly kill your opponent. It seems like a solid pick, especially if your lacking in other burn spells. 

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4


DeQuan
Watson

I bet some people are probably going to dog this card today.  I think it's not all that bad.  It's one more way for fast sligh type decks to deal extra damage.  Couple it with the madness cards and it can't be terrible.  Now admittedly, I have to say that discarded at random is not good, but I guess you take what you can get.

In limited I think it is very playable.  It gives you a way to spend those extra lands or mana fixers late when they come up.  It doubles as creature removal and can be a finisher.  I think it's a decent pick.  Maybe not an early pick, but a decent mid pick in a draft.

Constructed: 2.8
Limited: 3.0


Fletcher
Peatross


Pyromania is such a horrible card in my opinion, and this is coming from a man that LOVES removal. Essentially you have a 1 point piece of damage, otherwise you have serious card loss. I think this is the weakest of the mania's, and I'd almost never play it. If this was the 23rd card, I might consider putting in an 18th land instead.



Mason
Peatross

Hi everyone. This is my first time at SCA (Sucky Cards Anonymous). My name is Pyromania, and I suck. I do the same thing that other cards did far better than me in the past, at about the same cost. Doesn't that make me suck? I'm so sucky that on the way over here, Mons Gobin Raiders kicked a kobold in my face. I guess bad players might slide me into a deck, or if you really had cards you needed in your graveyard, or you could get back, like Squee. Oh, who am I kidding? I suck.
 
Sucky suck rating: Sucktastic
Limited Rating: 1
Constructed Rating: 1


Aaron
Teare

Limited **
Constructed *

WOTC finally learned that direct damage is flat our better than life gain.  It took them nearly 10 years... but they're catching on!

Pitching one card for a mere one damage isn't nearly as efficient as other cards from Torment like Narcissism and Compulsion.  Pyromania may be worthwhile in Limited to take out annoying 1/1's but that's about all Pyromania is good for.  

Scratch that, Pyromania feeds Threshold if you need it to.  Too bad its random discard or it might even work with Madness.  =(


Scott
Gerhardt

They took a card with great potential and turned it into something that will never be used in limited or constructed....

Limited: 1
Constructed: 1



John B
Turpish

 


Robby
Hinton

 

John Hornberg

Pyromania is a terrible card, but not the worst of the 5 cards like it, no, that title belongs to the black version, who's name escapes me at the moment. Still, Pyromania is an awful card, and will see no play. I give it a 1 in constructed, an awful card, and that's all that needs to be said. 

In limited, it's damage, but it's still bad. It'll go 12th to 15th, and will not make many decks, only limited deck with red desperate for removal... and they must be extremely desperate too. In limited, a 1.5, because it's bad, but it could be worse.

 

 

 

 

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