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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Oblation 
Onslaught Rare


Reviewed October 7, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Scott
Gerhardt

This is a very interesting card.  It allows you to deal with anything that is not a land, but at a steep price.  It's uses are incredibly varied.  Shuffling in something that's gonna die to draw two more.  Clear out a path for your creatures to win.  Get rid of an annoying enchantment.  I see this card being used in t1 Necro to eliminate a Necro once it's usefulness has expired.

I think you'll find this card has it's uses in constructed, but still will see little play.  It's one of those super useful cards where the drawback makes it iffy, and the result might not warrant it.  I could be wrong.

I played this card in my sealed this past weekend and I think it's gas in limited.  It will deal with their bomb, and there are LOTS of bombs in the environment.  You will definitely need this card if you can play it.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4.5


Judge Bill

I think this could be a very useful niche card in constructed, specifically in a deck with Mobilization. Early, you can use it to stop a creature rush. Later, you can use it on one of your soldier tokens to draw 2 cards. I realize they get the cards if you shuffle one of their permanents in, but the tempo advantage you gain by using it may be well worth it. Time will tell, but I think it might see some play.

In limited, however, this is amazing. A Lord getting you down? Make them draw it again. Come down to a decking war? Again, use it on one of their permanents, and they'll draw an extra card. Combat damage got one of your creatures in death's crosshairs? Shuffle it in, and draw 2 to replace it. This will prove to be worth its weight in gold.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 4


Rob
Lawing

A very interesting card for white especially white weenie style decks. I see this card as something like a bounce for big threats on the defense or a way to get extra cards by returning a permanent you control. But the best use would be to cast it on something you own with a comes into play ability... then it is pure gaasss! I won't try to name all the ways you could abuse this card there are just too darn many. A bomb in any format.
 
Rating
Limited 5
Constructed 5

 
Alex
Hockey

Poor man's vindicate. Yes it is mono white but it lets
your opponent draw 2 cards! And it doesn't even
permenantly deal with anything, it just puts it into
your opponent's library. Maybe it's Ok in a white
beatdown deck but I still don't like it. A 2.5 in
constructed.

My comments are the same in limited - except losing
card advantage like this would have a much more
devastating effect than in constructed. A 2 in
limited.

 

 

 

 

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