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Balduvian Rage
Cold Snap


Reviewed August 31, 2006

Constructed: 2.36
Casual: 2.1
Limited: 2.66

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Balduvian Rage
 
How do you make Fireball worse?  Simple.  You make it an isntant that has to be used on a creature.  How do you make Fireball better?  You make it an instant that draws a card during the next turns upkeep.  Considering both sides, it's pretty much a wash.  It's an 'X' spell that doesn't add a lot of excitement really outside of limited play.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2.5
 

BMoor

Balduvian Rage

Remember Enrage? Well, this is that. And you get a card next turn. Enrage never really caught onin a color that has direct damage X spells like Fireball, Blaze, et cetera. Howl from Beyond saw play simply because it did something that was hard to come by in Black. Honestly, the extra card doesn't make this all that exciting.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.1
Limited- 2.7
 

Jordan Kronick

Balduvian Rage

I like this card quite a bit. Howl From Beyond type cards have always been effective in limited, but usually only as a finisher. The Rage is actually more useful in the midgame when you just want to burn all your spare mana and draw another card. This is one of those cards that can help balance out a mana flooded game by getting you ahead on the life totals. And in a pinch you can play it for 0 on an opponent's creature just to cycle it. Red is always on the lookout for ways to get to their good cards and this is not half bad. Coldsnap limited also has a lot of decent evasion and trampling creatures and this is made all the better when you can use it like that.

Constructed Rating - 2.1
Casual Rating - 2.2
Limited Rating - 2.8
 
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