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Remand
Ravnica


Reviewed December 16, 2005

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 2.15
Limited: 2.31

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Remand

This card has caused a ton of debates. It's not completely terrible. But on that same note, it's not amazing either. Early game it at least gives you the ability to disrupt your opponents tempo and gameplan. However, late in the game, it just causes them to eat up mana. That's not a bad then...but when you need to stop a spell, it's not a great thing either. You can use it to draw a card if need be, by targeting one of your own spells, but you really don't want to HAVE to do that.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
 

Paul Hagan

Remand

This card is one of the Top 5 Most Overrated Cards in Ravnica. Yes, there is a contest. No, we don't have a winner yet. Judges are still out; they can't seem to agree how overrated Doubling Season is. Anyways, two mana for a counter is generally pretty good, right? Well, sorta. At one point, Memory Lapse was played. It, however, took away an opponent's turn. Mana Leak is pretty good, too. That said, Mana Leak actually counters cards. Remand does neither. It draws a card and hopes that your opponent doesn't have enough mana to cast the spell again. I keep seeing this card played, and it keeps not working out that well.

If I were making anything that played counters right now, my list would include cards like Mana Leak, Hinder, and yes, maybe even Rewind (even though I'm not too big on more than 8 counters in a deck). Remand, on the other hand, would be sitting in my chafe box alongside past turkeys like Rethink and Hindering Touch.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 1.5 -- too many options to play Remand
Limited Rating: 2.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Remand

It's like a Time Walk... a really...not as good...Time Walk. =/

Just not seeing much play in limited circles. Don't know about the control world out there for constructed though. Not so much for casual play - too boring.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 2
 

Jordan Kronick

Remand

Finally, this week, we come to one of my favorite cards in Ravnica. Remand is something I mentioned in my article last week as being an excellent example of a "Tempo" card. It slows your opponent down, while not depriving you of much. Sometimes it's even more than that. Remand can counter an important spell which is then rendered much less useful. For instance, Remanding someone's Giant Growth that they had just used to make things complicated in combat means very little usually - unless that was their last green mana. At times like that, Remand is a quick little spell that can throw a huge monkeywrench into your opponent's plans. That it can also help a control deck avoid the early rush and smooth your mana curve a bit makes this one an all-star.

Constructed Rating - 4.0
Casual Rating - 3.6
Limited Rating - 3.75
 
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