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Cabal Coffers 
Torment Uncommon


Reviewed January 24, 2003

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Scott
Gerhardt

This is the card that makes Mono-Black work.  It's the card that fuels the Mirari that doubles everything.  The Mana advantage gets to be overwhelming.  The deck doesn't run X spells, but being able to copy a corrupt it pretty good.  Getting to 9 mana to do it ain't too easy - with Coffers it is.  The card is ridiculous and belongs in every mono-black deck that it's legal in from now until forever.  It's that damn good.

In limited, it's not.  You can't go mono-black and you can't really abuse this card for what it's worth.  Usually total garbage.

Constructed: 5
Limited: 1.5
Current Price:
$2.20


Chris
Gerhardt

Ohhh, so good in mono-Black. At Pro-Tour Chicago this past weekend, you could see it everywhere in MB control decks. Has great synergy with the deck, and can make Undead Gladiator a nice engine to cycle through your deck to look for something you need.

In limited, since you need 4 Swamps just to start seeing advantage from this card, it's not really useful.

Constructed - 5
Limited - 2


Judge Bill

A great card for mono black decks. The ability to produce mass amounts of black mana can make for very explosive plays. Really only good in a mono black deck, as it is only good with lots of swamps.
 
And for that reason, I don't play it in sealed. In draft, it would be a low pick for me, since you need a lot of black to play it.
 
Constructed: 3.25
Limited: 2


Andy
 Van Zandt

Cabal Coffers
Only useful in a mono-black deck,  but depending on the deck it is often the
card you're tutoring for.  It accelerates your high end spells or gives you
the ability to double-threat in one turn.  In limited it's a very late pick,
since unless you're playing mono or very heavy black it probably won't get
played.
constructed- 3.2
limited- 1.5


Brett
Livingston

Cabal Coffers

Won't see play in type 1.  Type 2, Lots of play in
MBC.  Really nice with mirari and corrupt and other
suck spells, or skeletal scrying.

Limited- Great, but i mean not the best if your going
black use it.

Contructed:4.5
Limited:3.5


Jason
Chapman

Cabal Coffers - Well, mana is good and this card can make your mana growth exponential. Dropping a couple can be huge and power Black's expensive game winners.

Constructed - Accelerating constructed decks is huge - 4.00

Limited - You probably won't have enough Swamps to make a difference with this card, pass it up unless you are going Black - 2.00

PEZ - A whole subgroup of control decks abuse this card even with the threat of Strip Mines - 4.25

 

 

 

 

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