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Null Profusion
Planar Chaos


Reviewed April 11, 2007

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 2.88

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Null Profusion - Wednesday

I feel like I'm being the grouch of the week, but I'm not a fan of this card either. I didn't like the card when it was green. I like it even less, now that it's black. You have to remember that discard from your opponent can keep you from ever drawing cards again. And truly, getting the extra cards is nice, but it's not really needed. There are cheaper and more efficient cards such as Phyrexian Arena and Dark Confidant that can keep your hand full of cards.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

BMoor

Null Profusion
It seems like a pretty good card drawing engine that doesn't cost you life points like most of black's others.  Its downsides are the maximum hand size, which isn't a big deal and might actually help out a Madness card or two, and the whole "skip your draw step".  If you get hit with a discard spell, then you may find yourself unable to play a card or draw a card and be left floundering with whatever you've got on the board.  There are ways to break it to be sure, but most players would prefer to keep their draw step and pay a life per extra card for half the mana, via Phyrexian Arena.
Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.9
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Wednesday - Null Profusion

A timeshifted Recycle. Recycle is a powerful effect for sure, and this combos really well with the Dredge cards from Ravnica, but I don't know if this has a place in Standard. There is no mono-black deck out there, and that's the kind of deck I think this would fit best in. This may get a second look after Ravnica rotates and takes Bob with it (who is far superior to this), as well as makes the format less multicolored. Right now, however, don't bother.

In casual, it's a black Recycle. So, take it and run with it. There's all sorts of stuff you can do with it.

In limited, it's a great effect, but it makes you skip your draw step, and might end up decking you, so no.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 1

-David N

Wednesday:
Null Profusion

Recycle in black. Recycle was good and so is this. Easy way to drop your hand and cycle through your deck. Great in weenie decks and even better in decks that may require storm abilities such as Tendrils of Agony.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
David Fanany Null Profusion

Recycle was a popular card in odd casual combo decks back in the day, and I see no reason why the timeshifted version Null Profusion won't be less popular. I'll have to leave the details to a better combo deck designer than myself, but off the top of my head it can generate a huge storm count if you have enough cheap spells in your deck. Plus it turns lands into cantrips, and that's just neat. Null Profusion is a difficult card to evaluate for limited play. It seems a little too combo-ish for limited, but on the other hand it lets you cycle lands that you topdeck late game into something better. I could easily imagine it getting out of hand.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime Review by PsychoAnime

A card that can kill yourself (ie. no cards in your hand) must be played with
care.

I think to use this card effectively, you need away to always bounce a
permanent you have to your hand, like Scryb Ranger, so that you will not be
locked out of any drawing or a Phyrexian Arena in play. With that taken care
of, let's talk about the card.

The first thing that discourages me from using this card is its mana cost.
Recycle was green, which means a lot of mana acceleration. Black does not
have this so it's going to take awhile to get this out without Dark Ritual. I
think by the time this is out, the potential advantage you can get from this
becomes unimportant. Why?

I see this card being used in a deck with a load of cheap cost cards. This
allows you to cast, draw then cast again until you've flooded the field with
cards. A 6 mana cost card does not fit well in this deck.

In Casual, this seems like a fun card. In Limited, I can see this being played
although not as a high pick. It dose give you an edge when you drawing a
bunch of weaklings in mid or late game.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc Null Profusion

I like it but cannot see the deck for it yet. In limited this is a card I would rather play without. For the casual forum, I think this card shines as it has Johnny Combo written all over it. I can possibly see this in a some sort of storm like deck or a deck with tons a very low mana curve.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
Necro
nomikron
Null Profusion:

I'd like to point out that this card's name suits it entirely. The name literally means "Lots of nothing". That's what we get with this card: a lot of nothing. The card is interesting, for sure. It's also quite powerful in some cases. Its casting cost is too prohibitive for most formats.

Constructed: Too slow. A draw engine shouldn't have to wait until turn 6 (at best).

Casual: Could make an interesting card engine in a combo deck, I guess.

Limited: The one format that this card's casting cost isn't a huge issue in, and it's the one format where the card is about useless (sure, it's interesting, but, in a format with piracy charm and its older brother, do you really wanna risk it?)

Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5

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