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
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.
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
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.
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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