Mortify is the very tasty twin brother of
Ravnica's Putrify. Sort of. I'm not sure, at
least as far as limited goes, that Mortify's 1WB
casting cost will be likely to fit in as many
decks as Putrify's 1GB. I may be wrong,
particularly after Dissension arrives in a few
months making every color combination
potentially valid for Ravnica block limited
play. Mortify is probably BETTER than Putrify in
that it can destroy a creature or enchantment.
Destroying an enchantment is much more useful
more often than destroying an artifact is, at
least in the City of Ravnica. This is a very
good card. In constructed, this card can become
even better, solving two problems with a single
card. In constructed, this card could end up in
the sideboard, but being delegated to the
sideboard does not lower the value of Mortify.
This is good stuff. It gives you some
versatility. You can take out a variety of
cards. It's also not very restrictive. And it's
easy to meet the casting cost to play it. It's
capped off by the fact that it's an instant.
This card should see some play in practically
We all know Putrefy gets used - but Putrefy can
target some VERY evil artifacts, namely Jitte
and Pithing Needle, among others. Are there many
Enchantments as diabolical as those two cards?
If so, of course Mortify would see play. If not,
then it becomes more of a creature destruction
card with a nice side "just in case" ability.
In limited, just about any creature destruction
is welcome, and Mortify is no exception. In
casual, if you're going WB, then it's not a bad
destruct spell, especially in a format where
you're more likely to run into some wacky deck
running nasty enchantments.
Constructed - 3
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 3.5
Mortify is a
solid card. The fact that you can destroy any
creature at instant speed, including black
creatures, is very good. I don't see too many
overly powerful enchantments, but if some do
show up, this card's value will be even higher.
The black/white mana combination won't be hard
to get at all.
probably to closest thing we have to a
counterspell. Early in the game, it can keep
threats under control, and later in the game it
can save your life.
I bet you didn't expect this in the Orzhov did
Well you should have. It may not have to
distinct effects of Putrify, such as the
creature isn't regenerated, yet it comes to be
quite useful. With all the new, i like to call
them "banding" enchantments out in this set,
this makes it very useful against them and cards
uch as Privledged Position. This adds good
balance to black and white with both kill
creature and enchantment. I'ts remarkable in
limited and constructed and may find a way up to
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