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Mortify
Guildpact


Reviewed February 16, 2006

Constructed: 3.55
Casual: 3.1
Limited: 3.85

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Jeff Zandi

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Mortify

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.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 4.0
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

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 every format.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Mortify

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
 

Secret Squirrel

Mortify - Guildpact Uncommon

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.

It's 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.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

Phoenix Tamer

Mortify

I bet you didn't expect this in the Orzhov did you?
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 casual.

Ratings:

Constructed~3.7
Casual~2.8
Limited~4.0
 
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