This might be the best Convoke card in Ravnica.
In limited formats, removal is always at a
premium. This card removes an attacker OR
blocker making it already better than Chastise.
Convoke makes it possible to play this card
without having any untapped lands on your side,
adding to the deception value (and power) of
this card in all formats. In limited, you can
even play this card in a third color, as long as
you are playing some white creatures that allow
you to take advantage of this card's Convoke
ability. This past weekend, Devouring Light
proved itself valuable enough for Standard
constructed play, appearing in white/red decks
as well as in white weenie decks.
This card is one of the underrated and under
appreciated cards in Ravnica. There were talks
about so many of the other uncommons in this set
dominating, but this one is amazing. If you
don't have this card, make it a point to trade
for a set of them. Both aggro and control decks
can play this and make great use of it.
Love it. I'm currently playing this in one of my
decks, and it has worked out favorably enough.
With the surge of frightening creatures with the
word "Dredge" somewhere in their name, removing
a creature from the game is a welcome, permanent
solution to the issue that they present. Even if
this card didn't have Convoke, I would like it.
The added bonus of being able to play this using
your somewhat less useful men is just one more
reason to consider playing a set of four of
these in any white deck.
Excellent in limited if your going a good amount
of white. Removal for white is always welcome,
and you get a nice bonus of removing it
completely from the game, unable to make a
reappearance from a grave. It's also convokable,
which means it's a solid threat against your
opponent, even without mana.
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 4
All right... can everyone agree with me in that
i say the Convoke ability is not needed? I mean
sure it might solve the synergy problem in most
decks, but i don't think it's needed. As most
people can see this is not going to be a widely
played card, more in likely you will only see
this in theme decks. This is not needed in
casual, but may prove some use in limited other
then that, just another card in my "white" box.
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