Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
3.04 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.59 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed March 18, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating
|I always liked
this card better than Millstone, as its effect
could be so much greater. I've seen 10+ cards sent
to the graveyard in one pass in constructed. Its a
very solid card, probably an average pick in
limited as it does not effect the gamestate. Its
no Whetstone because it doesn't end the game very
quickly usually, but it can be a killer. If it was
included in today's environment, it has almost the
same functionality as Milikin, but you could use
it on your opponent after you reached threshold.
In constructed, a 3, in Limited a 2.5.
is a fun card. Any card with chain reaction
effects is fun. It's also very playable in every
format it's legal in, especially ones in which
mono color decks are popular. You could also use
it on yourself now to enable Threshold.
When's the last
time you saw this in a successful deck? It's been
a while if there ever was a time.
Sure, you can pull off neat
little tricks with it, but there just seems to be
more solid ways of winning in the fast-paced world
In Limited, this is all but
useless. Too many colors, too many lands means
this won't work very well.
This card is darned
good if you like to play stupid, boring,
non-interactive magic. Myself, I think the game
requires more strategy, tactics, and across the
table interaction than this card promotes. It's
sort of like sex without a partner, it gets the
job done but there is no meaning to it. The
Godfather would never play this card.
Constructed- 4 if
you like the deck type
Limited-2 can be
used but not real good
Old School Beatdown
Rating-Useless as a 1st level Wizard
Well, it's better than
Millstone in my eyes. I like it a lot.
Unfortunately, Grindstone doesn't fit well
in many decks.
I wish I had more to say about it, but I don't.
I can tell you that it does trade well, so
keep some in your trade binder. As for
stores, they do definitely sell well too.
Grindstone is a
strange beastie. It doesn't directly harm your
opponent's game, but slowly toils away in the
background reducing their library. It's a slow,
but reliable win condition as few decks can get
rid of artifacts.
Unfortunnately, this card's
effectiveness is based on luck. The effect is
sometimes better than that of Millstone, but you
pay more for it. In a constructed deck, it
wouldn't be a bad idea to complement your library
depletion with a couple of these. In limited you'd
be very fortunate to win via Grindstone. Limited
decks are also likely to be multi-coloured,
hindering Grindstone's extra ability.
Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 2
variant of Millstone........ I'm not impressed. It
doesn't matter when it drops, be it first turn
like this card or second turn like Millstone,
because you don't get to grind until third turn
Grindstone, though, has the
added feature or being a nuisance to mono color
decks, paticularly the low-land, very fast mono
green deck for extended.
Still, it's not all that
effective against it. All in all, it doesn't have
very much of a place in extended. I give it a
In limited, why not? It's
much like Laquatus, you're milling 2 cards away
from there deck, and if you're lucky, you get 2
more. It's okay in limited, but not a first pick.
I give it a 3.5, because decking your opponent is
nice, but not reliable, especially with a card
Limited: 3 1/2
Constructed: 3 1/2 Stars
I don't really care too much
for color specific cards in draft, but alternate
win conditions are pretty nice in case of creature
stalls. In constructed, I like Grindstone more for
sideboards since they can totally screw mono color