rating all the wishes at one star in regards to
limited play, they should never be useful in
sealed... possibly in draft but not likely.)
Constructed Rating *****
My favorite wish, and in my
opinion better than Mystical Tudor. Cunning
Wish puts the card directly into your hand so you
get to use it immediately while Mystical puts it
on top of your library. The extra two
colorless mana is worth it to me.
Of course "tudors"
can only search for cards in your library, while
"wishes" allow you to search thru your
Sideboard. BIG difference, as this allows
you to game one play cards that you would hate to
have in your maindeck (like Hibernation) because
Hibernation is a dead draw versus a non-green
Constructed Rating *****
Another 5 star wish IMO,
Living Wish is actually cheaper to cast than
Cunning! Being able to wish up a turn 3
"silver bullet" creature that will crush
whatever opponent your facing is a good thing
indeed. The option to search for land is
just as useful protecting from land screw early
not to mention going for any groovy non-basic you
may have a need for.
Judgement has several
additions to the already long list of useful
Sorceries. Several of the
"punisher" cards are sorceries that give
you a win/win situation almost every time.
Earthquake, Shower of Coals, Firebolt, Ghitu
Fire all are proven to be efficient, having access
to the one that is best in any given moment kicks
boo-tay. Use Recoup/Anarchist to recurse
these "silver bullets" if you really
want to be evil.
(The above 3 Wishes have the
added benefit of being undercosted and easy to
splash into most any deck. Playing with
these wishes in a multi-color deck increases the
usefulness of the wishes as you have access to
more selections to wish for.)
Constructed Rating ***
The casting cost is what
hurts Golden Wish. WW in the cost makes it
tough to cast... and the total cost of 3WW means
it'll have a tough time being effective in
constructed play. The general rule is that a 5cc
spell should win you the game... Golden Wish may
find you your way to win but you won't be able to
use 'till next turn!
It DOES have the ability to
search for either enchantments OR artifacts...
although the lack of good artifacts from R&D
lately means this is gonna search for Enchantments
nearly 90% of the time. Having said that,
there are plenty of good enchantments out there to
wish for. Having "main deck" COP:
Red is a white mages dream come true.
Constructed Rating **
Yes you can search for
anything... but is any card actually worth 10
life? I say emphatically "NO"
thanks to the "kinder, gentler" age of
magic that is lacking of any broken goodness or
any killer combo deck.