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Yet Another Aether Vortex 
Unhinged


Reviewed November 24, 2004

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 2.25

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

 
*Snap.*
 
Yep, that's the sound of my mind at reading the last ability of this card.
 
Combine Mass Hysteria and Revelation, and I'm fine with the first 2 abilities on this card. It's the last ability that really makes my mind spin, and makes for a wonderful wacky casual card. I'm sure someone could find a fine way to abuse this. (You really just need a Future Sight like ability to really get your mileage out of this. Or maybe you could just use Sensei's Divining Top instead.)
 
In limited, it's OK. The haste portion is marginally useful, especially since your opponent gets to benefit from this ability too. However, it would take a focused deck to make the last ability work, and I don't see it in limited.
 
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Yet Another Aether Vortex

This one is a little more...complicated. The bottom line is that when the top card of your library is a land, a creature or an enchantment, that card is considered to be both in play under your control (that means that a creature enchantment would not necessarily have to be played on your own
creature) AND YET STILL on top of your library. I LIKE the idea that you sort of have access to one more card than the ones in your hand. When you block with the creature that is also the card on top of your library, if that creature is destroyed, it goes to the graveyard only to reveal quite possibly another creature at the top of your library. The thing I DON'T like is the problem of what happens when the creature card on top of your library, which you have been counting as also being in play, becomes the card that you actually draw into your hand. During your upkeep, this creature was on top of your library, and also considered IN PLAY. When you draw it, however, it's no longer on top of your library and in play, now you have to play the creature from your hand just to CATCH UP to the board position you enjoyed before you drew it. That's a lot of words to explain the fact that Yet Another Aether Vortex is not really providing the kind of free lunch that it appears to provide.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.5 (waiting for the inevitable combo deck that makes it GREAT)
CASUAL: 3.5 (these guys know something I don't)
LIMITED: 3.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge

Yet Another Aether Vortex

Holy Broken Cards Batman! Like Future Sight isn't broken enough, let's play it with this card and just have anything on top of our deck be playable or in play. Not only is it unbelievably broken, but its fun, and great for casual play. All in all, a great card for power and for fun.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2


DeQuan
Watson

This is an interesting card. You can attack with guys from the top of your deck. Weird definitely. Playable, I'm not so sure. It does work for your opponent as well, and that's already a big risk.

Constructed: Heeeeeeell No!
Casual: 3
Limited (Un-sets only play): 2
 
Paul
Hagan
Yet Another Aether Vortex --

I can't really think of anything to say about this card. All of your dudes having haste is acceptable, especially if you wind up with a bomb creature on top of your deck. Of course, your opponent will have the same advantage. Be careful when playing this card.

In limited, I think this card might hang out in my sideboard, if only because I don't like arming the enemy.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 2.0


Andy
 Van Zandt

Yet Another Aether Vortex
A potential "1 card to go off" combo component if i ever saw one. It should take very little tuning to ensure that you get more benefit off this card than your opponent, except perhaps in limited.

constructed 4
casual 3.5
limited 2.5
 

 

 

 

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