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Hallowed Burial
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Reviewed August 6, 2008

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 4.20

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BMoor

Hallowed Burial


If you're running graveyard tricks, you'd rather send creatures to the graveyard where you can get them back.  But between persist, reanimators, Reveillark, and other shenanigans, sometimes you don't want to kill your opponent's creatures.  And since there are currently no effective ways to get creatures out of your library and back into play beyond drawing them, Hallowed Burial often makes everything gone more effectively than Wrath might.

Constructed- 3

Casual- 3.5

Limited- 4

Aethereal

Wednesday - Hallowed Burial

This is one of the better Wrath variants to come along in a while. It gets around persist, which is nice, but it also takes care of Reveillark, which is even better. Unfortunately, Faeries are the dominant deck right now and Reveillark isn't around as much in standard, so I don't see this getting played over Wrath or Damnation. I think this will see play in block, though.

In limited, it's a reset mechanism, and it can deal with your opponent's bombs. I'd definitely run this.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

This is undeniably one of the best Wrath of God variants printed in a long, long time. One extra mana compared to the original is a small price to pay for stopping graveyard recursion like persist and abilities like those of Yosei and Archon of Justice. Hold onto this card as long as you can. It's worth it.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Hallowed Burial

The newest wrath variant appropriately designed for the new persist mechanic.  There are also plenty of times when I have been playing a reanimator deck where I wish I could not put it all in the yard.  The fact it is 5 mana and not 6 is also significant.  This will see play both in constructed and possibly even into extended constructed if the decks out there work it.  Not bad Wizards.  Any board clearer is great in limited and in this block...this one is great.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
Miguel

Wednesday Aug 6

Hallowed Burial

 

Constructed: This card is being compare to Rout or the other Wrath of God like cards from other sets. 5 mana makes it slow for Block or Standard. Very strong against Re-animate type decks, including Reveillark decks. Just not fast enough for Faeries.

 

Casual: This is a great card for the Kitchen table players and multi-player decks.

 

Limited: Good solid card for Drafting and Sealed deck. Only down side is that your opponents gets all of their creatures on the bottom of their deck also. Other than that a top pick.

 

Overall a good card with a twist.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel


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