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Mana Reflection
Shadowmoor


Reviewed April 14, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 1.33

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BMoor

Mana Reflection

Everyone loved Mana Flare. Well, now, not only does it work on all mana-producing permanents, but it only gives you the benefit! No more accidently powering out your opponent's Dragons! Play this on turn six, and next turn you have 14 mana!

Wait, what? The fact that this costs six means that it doesn't really accelerate you to anything. You should already be able to play whatever you had by the time you play this, unless you're running X-spells.dec. Cool, but not terribly useful at its cost.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 2
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Mana Reflection

Its a Heartbeat of Spring that costs way more mana. Granted, only you get the effect and it works for any permanent, not just lands, but the use of a card like this is only a mana generator for combo and the 6 mana really hoses it. It's also not very searchable.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1/5
v0rac10u5

Mana Reflection

            This card has some constructed potential. It is very similar to Mirari’s Wake, which spawned two constructed decks (Cunning Wake and Burning Wake). I don’t know if that style of deck has the right elements to materialize into a winner, but the potential is there.

            Casual players ought to love this card. It can power out 10+ damage Fireballs all day long.

            In limited, this card is a fifteenth pick every time. If you need twelve mana to cast your cards, you shouldn’t be playing them.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 1

David
F.
 
Mana Reflection
 
It costs twice as much as Heartbeat of Spring - but that's okay, because the effect is, in the abstract, roughly twice as powerful due to its asymmetry. I'm not sure if it can be broken in Standard without Early Harvest; in Extended, the faster format may favor Heartbeat for a while longer. But watch out for this card. It's going places.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 2/5
 
 

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