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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Crooked Scales 
Mercadian Masques Rare


Reviewed December 99, 2003

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Judge Bill

Thursday -
 
An interesting effect. This was used to great effect in limited decks for repeatable destruction. And it was somewhat fixable, either in the fact that you choose your weakest creature against your opponent's strongest, and the fact that you can pay 4 to try again if you lose the flip.
 
However, there's much more efficient creature destruction in constructed.
 
(Now, if I could only set my presents up like this...)
 
Constructed: 1
Limited: 4.75

Chase

Thursday: Crooked Scales

Merry Christmas everyone! Let's hope you don't pull this card as your rare from that old Masques pack you have sitting around.

I wasn t playing at the time this was Type II legal, but I am guessing that because of the fact that every card in this week sucks, I'm going to take a wild guess and say that this wasn t played in either format.

Constructed: 1.1 (the .1 is because I feel like giving something a rating higher than 1 and because it's Christmas)

Limited: 1.1
 
Jason

12-25 Crooked Scales

 

Crooked Scales only starts to get good when you have seven mana. With a high activation cost and the limitation that you both have to control creatures, this card can be unwieldy.

At seven mana, you start controlling more of luck factor of this card but its still 50/50. In a draft I could see taking this card because reusable removal is nice, especially if you have a creature with regeneration. In constructed you could use it with a lot of regeneration creatures also, but if your unlucky this card becomes plain useless. Avoid this card like the plague if you are unlucky and use it to death if you have a double-sided quarter.

 

Constructed 2.5

Limited  1.5

 

 

 

 

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