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Prosperity
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Reviewed March 31, 2006

Constructed: 2.96
Casual: 3.3
Limited: 2.43

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Prosperity

This card was one of the very important parts of the Pros-Bloom deck, perhaps the best and most famous combo deck in Magic history. Unlike Cadaverous Bloom, however, Prosperity had a broad number of uses. In limited

Prosperity was considered valuable, even though it allowed your opponent to draw cards as well as you. In constructed, Prosperity was often used in combo decks OTHER than the Pros-Bloom deck to just plain deck your opponent.

Very specialized, to be sure, but not the one-trick pony that Cadaverous Bloom was.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 4.0
LIMITED: 3.5
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Prosperity

This is interesting. If your couple this card with yesterday's card, you have the beginnings of a pretty powerful deck. General prosperity won't get played, because you usually want to draw your opponent out of cards. This means that you don't want to draw extra cards yourself. This card has very limited uses. However, it can produce a lot of friends for you in a group game.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 1.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Prosperity

Yesterday we showed you Cadaverous Bloom. Well here's the other half of the combo. For those who don't want to figure it out yourself, the combo works by drawing lots of cards and turning them into mana. Then you draw more cards and make more mana. What you do with a big pile of mana is up to you - usually a Drain Life. Prosperity was a huge part of that deck, but it never really found another home. The thing which excites me most about it other than the combo is that it fills a much-needed spot in blue. Massive card draw for cheap - with a drawback. It's one of those cards that you can be happy exists, and once in a while you might actually need it.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.8
Limited Rating - 2.4
 

Scott
Gerhardt

Prosperity

Speaking of the Cad Bloom deck, this was the cheap draw mechanism used to gain the hand advantage. While not technically hand advantage, it didn’t so much matter when a City of Solitude was on the board and you were going to “go off” that turn. In truth, the mutual draw has made this card rather bad. Only combo decks have been fortunate to find a good use. It’s a bit more versatile that other combo-related cards have been in the past with it’s ability to work in other side decks, but still not that great.

In limited I could see it making the cut, but your pool had better either be REALLY good, or REALLY bad. Either you want to draw goods, or, it’s just taking up the “23rd slot”.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Prosperity

As part of some combos, Prosperity can be damn good. On it's own, though...meh. Unfortunately, Prosperity was way before my time, so I really don't know how well it played otherwise.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 2
 

BMoor

Prosperity

This was the win condition in a deck I once played against, a Megrim deck with no discard spells. He stockpiled mana and megrims, kept me at bay for a while, and then Prosperitied for about fifteen. I drew fifteen cards with about 5 already in hand, played as many as I could, and lost on my end phase when I had to discard down to seven. Wacky combos aside, this is a quirky card. You do get to play what you draw first, not counting instants, but the more mana you dropinto the Prosperity, the less mana you have to play what you drew. Sort of like Train of Thought, but symmetrical and less mana-to-card ratio.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.2
 
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