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Bloodbond March
Ravnica


Reviewed October 14, 2005

Constructed: 1.8
Casual: 2.8
Limited: 1.36

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Bloodbond March

This is a constructed card. In limited, you won't have multiple copies of very many creatures, certainly not enough to make this card really good for your deck. (...unless you get Bloodbond March extremely late in a draft, which could easily happen) In constructed, all sorts of strategies could include this enchantment, although its black/green mana cost relegates it to only a few popular constructed deck archetypes I can think off, notably The Rock in Extended. Overall, I'd have to say this card is generally poor, costing four mana in two different colors to provide an ability that your opponent gets to use as well. Not loving it.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 2.0
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Bloodbond March

I didn't like the little Myr guy that had this ability, so I'm definitely not going to like an enchantment that gives that ability to ALL creatures in play. That's right, your opponent's creatures as well. Now, for creatures with come into play effects, like Eternal Witness and Nakrataal, this could be an interesting card. However, your opponent would be using it too and that could make things scary. I'd pass on this card right now.

Constructed:1
Casual: 2
Limited: 1
 

Paul Hagan

Bloodbond March

Sideboard card! OK, now that that is out of the way, I can explain why. You usually don't want to give your opponent a card that works just as well for him or her as it does for you. If you are playing G/B using Bloodbond March, do you really want to run into a player who is running R/W or G/W and has just as big or scary creatures as you do?

However, it would be nice to see this card hit play against anything remotely resembling a control deck. Note, the card reads "whenever a creature spell is played", not "whenever a creature comes into play", meaning it doesn't matter if that creature spell is countered or not.

Think of the fun you could have with this card against the multitude of mill decks roaming about right now.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 3.0 [Two words: Relentless Rats]
Limited Rating: 1.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Bloodbond March

An interesting idea that means to be synergetic with concepts of the new set, especially Dredge. And there is some talk of Dredge decks already circulating. So, March could conceivably find its way into the scene.

In limited play, its uses are, well, limited. In sealed deck, you can pretty much forget it, as you won't have enough duplicate creatures to make it worth it. In draft, there is a bit more of a chance, but not much, really. Just skip this thing. In casual, if it can find a niche, this could be a fun card to build around.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 1
 

Phoenix Tamer

Bloodbond March

Well im back after a little vacation to what seems like a poor printed card to me. I could possibly see this card work in casual, but i hardly find it useful.
Mabey on cards that rely on more then one copy of themselves to make a good combo, or a deck surrounded by one card. Disgusting card to me, and making it global or allowing other players to use the effects as well doesn't really thrill me either.

Ratings:

Constructed~1
Casual~2.5
Limited~1.3
 
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