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Reviewed May 9, 2005

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.00

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

 Fork

Fork was awesome. Back in the day, it was the intelligent red player's red card! In truth, Fork was a little bit of an advanced concept in the past world of burn decks. A lot of times, it was hard to include Fork in place of another burn spell of your own. It took awhile before players really understood how powerful Fork was. Then it was too late. Almost as soon as Type II became a popular constructed format, Fork was banned, disappearing from the basic set in the Fourth Edition print. If the OLD SCHOOL days had the stack, Fork would have been even better than it already was. I never played a limited format where Fork was available, but it would be certainly good enough to play if it were available. While very powerful, Fork is a reactive card, and doomed to be great sometimes, bad other times. When you Fork your own spell, Fork is a lot like just playing another copy of the spell that you Fork. When you Fork your opponent's spell, your opponent's spell STILL resolves.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.0


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Fork - Monday

Fork is a fun card. There are a million and one uses for this crazy card. There are an endless string of combos too. The price of this card always stays fairly high even though it's only legal in one format. Casual guys love this card though. It can let you kill multiple things. It can let you make use of your opponent's life gain...lots of craziness in group games.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

 Fork --

I think Fork might have once been a four or a five, but as time has gone on, I believe it has gone down in worth. If Fork were legal at this very moment, would you play it in Type II? For the most part, barring a mono-red burn deck, I'd have to say no. Don't get me wrong, Fork is still an acceptable card that can come in very handy, but I wouldn't auto-include it in any deck.

For me to play Fork in limited play, I'd have to (A) be heavy in red, and (B) have a number of useful instants or sorceries. Usually not a first pick, but it can have its uses, so don't let it sit out for too long.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 2.0


Christine
Gerhardt

 Fork

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun. Fork is a nice fit in Red, as burn likes to be quick and painful. With only RR as it's casting cost, Fork is a nice bargain to copy whatever nice big burn spell you happen to be throwing at your opponent. And of course, it's good for stuff besides burn. Burn is just the most obvious choice for Red.

In limited, if you're going heavy Red and have a few copy worthy spells, definitely include Fork. In casual, an excellent add also.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 4.5
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