Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Chalice of the Void - The Meddling Mage of the
artifact world (but better). While Meddling Mage
only stopped one card (and then died to Shock),
Chalice requires artifact removal to stop it, and
it gets ANY spell with a specified casting cost.
Chalice in a Nethervoid deck, cast one naming "1"
and one naming "2". Your opponent's spells
cost 3 extra to cast...you're running land
destruction. The smallest spell that can be played
now costs 6. But since you are wrecking their
mana, good luck to them.
In Type 1, you play
out your hand turn 1, including your own Moxen,
then cast Chalice for 0. Now you're opponent can't
cast his own Moxen. Looking bad for him.
One has to believe they will consider banning or
restricting this card in Type 1.
In type 2, this is a
wait and see card... probably useful in some combo
if at all.
limited, it has limited uses, so to speak. Unless
your opponent is playing something you can't deal
with, it's probably not coming in. Even
then, they could easily have artifact destruction
to deal with it.
2.5 (Type 1 - 4.5)
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In type 2 or even
Extended, it's quite balanced, with a good
number of outs, and anything but 0 takes enough
time to set up that it can be planned around. In
Type 1, expect this to be put on the restricted
list in January, if not sooner. The fast mana
combined with the narrow focus of decks in type
1 means that you just need to know what your
opponent is playing, and if you win the flip,
you win the match, as setting this properly
locks out 70+% of a given deck in type 1.
In limited, it's
trash, as the decks are even less focused than
type 2, or even block constructed. Don't draft
it for anything but monetary value.
Chalice of the Void
Maybe an anti goblin card, or an anti chrome mox
card. Otherwise it's got
very restrictive uses (and is a touch pricey for
anything other than what I
mentioned already), and it's hard to consider it
a maindeckable card
because of that. Useful in limited only if
someone is playing double
warhammer or oblivion stone, and you just can't
Chalice of the Void
This card could
one day have a use, but it seems to expensive
to stop the card you need it to. Plus you can't
really play it in any ol' deck, it'd have to be
SB for a specific "whatever."
Chalice of the Void is
another card I'm not sure about. Potentially
devestating to combo decks or any deck that
revolves around one specific card or casting cost
strata. Interesting in control and in the right
environment but at least with me the jury is still
Constructed - I am still undecided about this card
Limited - Clearly
less useful than in Constructed - 2.25?
I don't have a cool
quote to go with this card. I haven't talked to
anyone about it, and it doesn't spark any
internet pop culture quotes.
I opened this in a
draft held by friend with the box and a half he
scored at the prerelease (Judging is good!
Judging is very good!) It is so very
interesting. I am dying to use this card in a
deck, I am just not sure what cards to
compliment it with. At best, it is a sideboard
card. I can see it being played for 2. 4 mana
to make terror a dead card? Sounds good. 4
mana to stop Shatter? Bargain. 4 mana to
prevent any Piledrivers driving your pile? Good
god that sound sick, but a deal nonetheless!
Everything worth talking about in the metagame
is two mana. With some form of mana
acceleration, if you can get this out on turn 2
after playing first, you can stop goblins dead
in their tracks. Goblins are nothing without
I expect many of the
top players in my local metagame to overlook
this card at first. At least until the pros
discover it is a bomb in sideboards, and then
all those net decking fools will be chasing
after copies of the Void as if they had mox in
their name! Then again, I play lethal vapour
decks, so what do I know? hehe.
In limited, don't
bother. There are 312 different cards in
Mirrodin. You don't know what your opponent
will be playing. If they dominate in game one
with a umber of 3 CC creatures, then you can
consider boarding it in, but then they will just
board in their artifact hate game 3.
Just a word to those
who misread cards sometimes. This works
symmetrically. It will counter your spells as
well. Be careful.
2.5 for now (gonna keep my eye on it though)
Limited rating: 1
(Don't even bother)
"I really want to
break this card" rating: almost Lethal Vapours