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Amber Prison 
Mirage Rare


Reviewed August 7, 2003

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Scott
Gerhardt

Amber Prison

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.75
Current Price:
$1.95


Chris
Gerhardt

Tap it down and keep it there. Amber Prison is kind of a fun card, and you can always change it's target if something bigger and better comes along.  A little expensive at 4 mana, but as I said, more for the fun deck anyhow.  Btw... if you are interested in this card, I believe it was also printed in 6th Edition.

A great play in limited. Tapping your opponent's biggest threat in an environment where there isn't a lot of artifact removal is always a good thing.

Constructed: 2.75
Limited: 3.5


Judge Bill

Amber Prison
 
A permanent Icy Manipulator. By paying 4 mana, and keeping this tapped, you can keep something else tapped. Unfortunately, Icy is a lot better most times, as even though the thing keeps untapping, so does Icy. Since they both aren't in a format the other isn't (except block constructed), I would never use this.
 
In limited, this is a nice thing to have though, as the Icy effect can help you deal with their problematic permanents.
 
Constructed: 1.75
Limited: 3.5

Tyler Grund

Amber Prison:

This card is basically a "fun" card to play with, with little to no
practical game play use.  I used to play it YEARS ago as a poor man's Icy
Manipulater (when I mean poor, I mean REAL poor)  it has an interesting way
of locking up one of your opponents best cards, but its not really all that
spiffy.

In limited, could be usefull.  Someone pulls a big fattie that could crush
you in 2 turns, its nice to tap it forever...but then again, A Fattie in
return would be a better choice.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2.8


Andy
 Van Zandt

Amber Prison
An expensive Icy at worst,  I like the versatility of this card.  It gives
some colors a little backing for what they wouldn't otherwise have- like
creature kill in green.  But it is admittedly a bit slow.  Still quite good
in limited, with potential occasional type two uses.
constructed - 3
limited - 3.2
 

 

 

 

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