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Blood Moon
The Dark


Reviewed November 17, 2005

Constructed: 3.18
Casual: 2.25
Limited: 1.1

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Blood Moon

I'm giving this one a high rating. Simply take the time to look at how many multi lands are being played in Legacy and Standard decks. That's should be all you need for justification.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1
 

Paul Hagan

Blood Moon

This is my new Favorite Sideboard Card That Not Enough People Are Playing. With all of the non-basic lands roaming about Standard and Extended right now, Blood Moon is a perfect fit to reek havoc upon the field by making others' mana useless. The price is right for the ability, and since few people have figured out that *enchantment removal* is necessary in today's metagame, Blood Moon really should be in all red mages' sideboards. Yes, that's right, red mages.

Obviously, in limited, this card is a complete pile and shouldn't be played. There are not nearly enough non-basics even in a set to make Blood Moon worthy.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 1.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Blood Moon

Obviously not for every main deck. You really need to bring in Blood Moon from a sideboard position, as only decks that play heavy non-basics will be affected. Maybe it could see more play now that the new dual lands are here, as that could really hurt a multi color deck.

Not really for casual play, unless you know your friends play a lot of non-basics, and you want to screw them over. NOT for limited play.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 1.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Blood Moon - Back when The Dark came out, Blood Moon was one of my favorite cards from the set. Not because I liked hosing nonbasic land - in fact, I love nonbasic lands - but because I absolutely loved the art. When I heard they were going to revise the art for this card in 8th edition, I was skeptical.
Franz
Vohwinkel nailed it, though. And the foil is even better looking. Anyway, enough about the art. Blood Moon has come in and out of favor in tournament play for years. For a long time before cards like Back to Basics and Price of Progress were printed, it was the best way to deal with non-basic lands.
Since
then, it has shown up only from time to time. But whenever Urza's lands or other such nasties start to get out of hand, people start throwing Blood Moon in the sideboard. It doesn't have much potential at all in limited, and playing it in casual just seems like a waste - but it's been a tournament staple for a decade.

Constructed Rating - 3.25
Casual Rating - 2.0
Limited Rating - 0.5
 
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