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Greed
7th Edition


Reviewed November 1, 2007

Constructed: 2.40
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.50

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BMoor

Greed

Drawing cards is always good. Paying 2 life a card? Decent, especially in the color that can gain life with cards a little more potent than Reviving Dose. In Limited, I'd say if this sticks for any amount of time, you will win. Especially if you can get a Drain Life off quick enough. In Constructed, the initial cost of 3B may be a bit steep when there's so much better blue card draw available, but in a deck already full of black life drain spells, it's a good way to keep the tank full.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4.5

Aethereal

Thursday - Greed

A decent drawing enchantment for black, although obviously far inferior to Necro and Yawgmoth's Bargain. The comparison to its older brethren, combined with its lack of speed, is why you don't see much of this card. I wouldn't even bother in Extended, because you have superior choices like Dark Confidant and Phyrexian Arena available there. It's not a *bad* card, but it's just so inferior to the other options that there's no reason to bother.

In casual, just play Necro or Bargain instead.

In limited, it is card drawing for black, but it can get expensive. Just watch your life total if you use it.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Greed

Before Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena, there was Greed. It looks pretty bad compared to what we've seen since then, and I suppose it is. It was a revolutionary card for its time, and the effect has become an icon of the color black, but the concept is much more refined now. In its day, though, this was quite the card, and it was one of the first suggestions that your life total is more than a way of seeing who's winning and who's losing the game.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Greed

2 life for a card is a powerful effect. Hopefully, most cards in your deck are worth 2 life and if they aren't, it's hard to win. It's 4 mana though so it can't be Dark Ritual'd out on turn 1 (without anything else to help). This card is still a bit before my time though so I do not have much to say.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 2/5

Swordmaster13
Thursday's card is Greed.  Pay a black mana and two life to draw a card.  It's not as good as Phyrexian Arena, which for one mana less also costed no mana each turn and gave you an extra card each turn for the small price of one life,  Black surpirsingly enough has decent life gain, the cards that come into my mind as powerful life gain and creature kill in one Tendrils of Corruption and Consume Spirit.  Losing life has never been much of a problem but black has better options than Greed for card drawing.
 
Limited:3/5
Constructed:3/5

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