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Annex
Onslaught


Reviewed December 15, 2005

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 1.87
Limited: 1.4

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Annex

For the most part, this card is going to be marginal at best. It will find it's way into the gimmick decks, but I'd imagine there aren't many uses beyond that. It's neat, but it doesn't serve enough of a purpose in most situations or decks.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1
 

Paul Hagan

Annex

When I saw this card listed for review, I had to go look up what it did to make sure I had it down right-- this is usually a bad sign. Sure enough, a four mana card that takes a land from someone was exactly what Annex was, and it is definitely not too hot. I won't completely rip this card; four mana is as low as I would be willing to go if I were making a card with this effect. At anything less, Annex starts becoming all types of scary. However, at four mana, I don't really think it warrants a slot in too many decks, unless you absolutely have to accelerate mana, artifacts are not an option, and green is not in your deck. Then, *MAYBE* you should play Annex.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Annex

Uh, no.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1
Limited - 1
 

Jordan Kronick

Annex - I loved this card when I first saw it, if only because it was a new effect. Cards that steal other cards have always been a strong favorite of mine, and I was pleased that they finally completed the set with Annex.
Unfortunately, it is frequently the least powerful of the thieving cards, as land is frequently the least powerful thing around. However, there are times when the exact opposite is true. A common combination for land destruction has always been blue for a bit of card draw, countering and bounce (Boomerangs and the like acting in the capacity of temporary LD). Annex adds to that combination by allowing blue to increase your mana supply, while depriving your opponent's. It's not a great card, but it's something that I'm very glad exists.

Constructed Rating - 2.7
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 1.7
 
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