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Melancholy
Planar Chaos


Reviewed February 08, 2007

Constructed: 1.35
Casual: 1.375
Limited: 3

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BMoor

Melancholy

Black has better ways to kill creatures. The only way I can see this getting played over Dark Banishing is in the sideboard, in case some new archetype arises using Moroii as its kill condition, and mono-black decks decide they're no longer willing to splash white for Pillory of the Sleepless.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 2
 

KC MetroGnome

Melancholy

In limited, removal is removal (especially when said removal can deal with the new Akroma). So I'd take this. In constructed, you've got better removal in black in all formats. If there is some reason to keep their creature in play (say, it's dealing damage to them each turn), then this might come into consideration. Otherwise, leave it out.

Constructed - 2-
Casual - 2-
Limited - 4
 

Aethereal

Melancholy

A black Thirst. I don't see this getting a lot of play in constructed, because black has plenty of ways to actually kill the creature outright instead of keeping it tapped down with an upkeep cost. I'd much rather get rid of it outright with a Last Gasp or a Damnation or something similar. Also, Faith's Fetters is basically strictly superior to this, although it is white.

In casual, again, not really. Run Rathi Trapper instead.

In limited is where this card gets some consideration, as it keeps their best dude out of combat, or locks down their Tim, which can swing the game in your favor. I'd grab it if I were playing black.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1
Limited - 3
 


Gackley Ferguson

Melancholy. Does this card live up to its name and instill a sense of sadness in your opponent? Or does it fall short? In my eyes this card isn't much. Yes the power to neutralize an opponent's creature is a plus, but the fact that you need to dedicate a swamp every turn. If you are in a limited tournament and are playing mono black go for it, otherwise steer clear from it.

Constructed: 1.4/5

Casual: 1/5
Limited 3/5
 
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