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Rally the Horde
Saviors of Kamigawa


Reviewed June 28, 2005

Constructed: 1.6
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Rally the Horde

Doubtful. You spend six mana, play this card, and then you HOPE for the best. What you are likely to get is a small handful of 1/1 dudes while you mill away your precious deck directly into the Removed From the Game Pile.
This card could come closer to qualifying as a finishing stroke for limited decks if the token creatures AT LEAST had haste, but alas, that would have made this card decent, which it really isn't. In constructed play, outside of the VERY casual, this card is EVEN LESS appealing, if that's possible.

CONSTRUCTED: 1.5
CASUAL: 2.5
LIMITED: 2.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Rally the Horde

Now THIS is a card that will p*ss you off in limited. I've had mass amounts of little warriors hit the board against me, and basically end the game. Grr. So, if you're going Red, you need to pick this up. If you aren't, and the rest of the pack is bad, then D it. You really don't want other people to get their hands on this and use it against you.

The constructed community is showing a bit of interest in Rally at the moment. It seems a bit out there for Tournament, but it may be finding a niche in casual players' decks.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 4
 

Paul Hagan

Rally the Horde --

I rarely like cards that place extra emphasis on chance, and Rally the Horde is no exception to the rule. The good news about this card is that there are decent odds that you won't deck yourself while making a small horde of red Warrior tokens. The bad news is that it costs a bit too much, there is a small shot of decking yourself, and the tokens don't have haste, meaning your opponent will have at least one turn to find an answer. Overall, I give this card a "Blah".

For limited play, this might be one of the cards that I have to give a lower rating. Not only are you slightly more likely to overturn a land (limited decks usually have a slightly higher land ratio), you could wind up overturning a *ton* of useful cards in the process. At least in a constructed deck, you can build around the loss of cards.

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

The Antman

Rally the Horde - Rare- SoK

IM BACK! after my two weeks at space camp (incase you were woundering yes i had lots-o-fun, but that 15 min. drive back really took a toll on me =P) i am ready to take on the world, or in this case the magic CotDs.

today we have Rally the Horde from saviors, in my oppinion a over costed rare that will see plenty of casual decks. now for all of you smart magic players out there what type of card is most common in in decks? Creatures? ooohhh close but not right. its lands. now if the most of any card you have in a deck is lands then rally the horde will (most likely) only get you 1-6 creatures, and if your unlucky enough it will get you nothing, and your opponet will laugh at you cuz you just spent 6 mana to play a card that did nothing but remove cards off the top of your deck. even worse what happens if you go through your whole library w/o getting a land card as the last of the 3 cards? then you will have like 30 1/1s out ready to attack next turn, oh!! but look!! you are gunna lose before then and your opponet will still be laughing. over costed and too random for my likes

Ratings:
constructed - 1/5 ... no
limited - 3/5 might see some use, just watch out for decking
casual - 4/5 a very casual card. casual likes randomness ^.^

final thought- Im back World of Magic!!!
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