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Fastbond
Revised


Reviewed May 13, 2005

Constructed: 3.34
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 3.00

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

 Fastbond

Even back in the olden days of Magic, everyone knew that Fastbond was strictly a tool for the nuttier, combo-driven players. It is truly hard to design the kind of scenario in which Fastbond on turn one is really going to make your deck explode. Still, casual players loved Fastbond for its promise of being able to break the one-land-a-turn rule. Later cards like Thawing Glacier and Rampant Growth turned out to be much better ways to break the rule of only getting one land into play each turn.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 1.0


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Fastbond - Friday

This week has been great. Every one of this week's cards have had some good uses and some strong decks in their day. Fastbond is the leader in fast mana. This is the measuring stick to which all other mana cards are compared. It's more powerful than it seems at first. However, it doesn't go in every deck, so I can't give it as strong of a rating as say...Balance from yesterday.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 2.5 (many casual guys don't like life loss)
Limited: 2.5

Paul Hagan

Fastbond --

Well, this card has combo written all over it, doesn't it?

So what you are saying is...for the low price of one damage, I can play an additional land. Oh, wait, I can play any number of lands at the cost of one damage each? Well, I guess if my opponent can do it, too, then it might be...wait, it only works for me? Why does this card exist?

How many times have you wanted to have that one extra mana on Turn 1 or 2? Well, now you can have it. And your opponent can't. Big advantage, anyone?

In limited, this card lets you jump ahead in the creature race (assuming you drew big enough dudes), so why not play it? First pick if I ever saw one.

Constructed Rating: 4.5
Casual Rating: 4.5
Limited Rating: 5.0


Christine
Gerhardt

Fastbond
 
One of the more combo-licious cards from Back In The Day (tm).  It's a bit before my time, but I will give you two scrumptious combos to mull over.  Zuran Orb + Crucible of Worlds + Fastbond = Infinite Life.  Or how about Fastbond + Horn of Plenty to give you some mad drawing power.  TA DA!
 
Constructed - 3
Casual - 5
Limited - 3.5
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