Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Rare
2BB - Sorcery
creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each
swamp you control.
4.10 (9 Reviews)
Limited: 4.20 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed January 22, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
ANOTHER power card from Torment that's black!
Could this set be the reason black has been
shafted of quality cards so much as of late?
Expect to see the constructed environment
shaken up substantially by the Torment expansion!
A very playable sweeper card is gonna help
multiple kinds of black decks... note it deals
with both untargetables and Pro Black
the disadvantages of actually running this section
is that sometimes, whether you want to or not,
sometimes you see your fellow CotDers reviews
before you get a chance to write your own.
Hopefully, this doesn't influence my
decision. It seems several people have
thought this a pretty good card. I'm not
People are calling this the "Black
Wrath". Maybe it is, but in my opinion,
a solid mono-black archetype is going to have to
emerge for this card to be all that and a bag of
chips. Is it going to? Who
knows. The problem is this card requires a commitment
to mono-black control. I don't see Pox or
Necro in the environment, so I don't think it's
gonna happen. Call this the little engine
that could, but didn't.
In limited, sure, it's a bomb. Mass critter
removal, no matter how good or bad, is always a
bomb in limited. Time will tell on this
card. Have to see if it really is
powerhouse, or just another card with all the
potential an no deck to go into.
card. Yeah. Hope your opponent doesn't have it.
of God Rating: Foul and twisted like the very
Mutilate is not only an extremely powerful
spell, but also an extremely important one.
It would be enough for people to consider making
black a main color, even without the other black
support coming in Torment. It's under-costed
mass creature removal, only outdone by Wrath of
God, in an environment where creatures are an
essential part of nearly every popular deck type
(I'm referring to the type 2 environment, but I
have no doubt the same will be true of Odyssey
Constructed - 5
Limited: **^(2 1/2 Stars)
Constructed: **** (4 Stars)
Mutilate looks to be a stellar card in Constructed
since it could fit right in, and bring back, Black
Control. In Limited, I think that it will
problem of not being able to stop fatties and the
that you will probably have to draft more than one
color which will hurt your -X/-X factor. All
I think it's a pretty solid card.
card is amazing. Black gets mass removal for a
total cost of 4. I won't sat it is the best black
card ever but I bet it is in the top 10. I can
hear suicide black players panting all over the
world. They can blow up the board then drop
yesterday's card of the day (Nantuko Shade) and
pump him to at least a 6 power hit for the
opponent's dome. This card once again proves the
alliance between certain WOTC designers and
the forces of darkness and corruption.
5 for Constructed and limited. WOTC designers
batting average for the week 1 hit /2 at bats =
control decks just got a HUGE weapon. There
no longer be a reason to use white for Wrath of
anymore, as that is what you've got right here.
everything in the environment can be taken out by
so only 4 swamps means this spell can take out
about everything too. No regenerating, no
In Limited, this is significantly weaker for 2
reasons. It is hard to build a limited deck
that won't be creature dominated, and you will
hard time finding enough swamps to make Mutilate
worthwhile. The heavy black content in
scue this a bit though.
Constructed Rating: 4
Limited Rating: 2
Talk about madness. This card is never bad
if you are playing black.
Limited : 4.6
limited, Mutilate is obviously a bomb and scores a
5. Any Wrath that you
can actually decide how big you want it to be some
of the time can be a game
breaker. In Constructed, I think it will
actually find play, and is much
better than some of the alternatives. Still
it is not a Wrath of God as
some creatures can survive through different
measures (for example this
won't kill Psychatog most likely). A 4.5 in