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Holy Day
10th Edition


Reviewed December 31, 2008

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.13

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BMoor

Holy Day

The inherent problem here is that you're spending a card to do nothing but slow down your opponent's offense for a turn. It has no impact on the board. Next turn, you're still staring down the same gauntlet of attackers.
That said, it has its uses. We've all tapped out for the alpha strike, only to have it eat a Holy Day and get swung back at for the loss. And at the least it can be a sort of counter for pump spells. And if you're playing control, sometimes slowing down aggro for one turn is all you need.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Wednesday - Holy Day

An oldie, but a goodie. This is functionally identical to the classic Fog, except it's in white (which is where it belongs, if you ask me). Unfortunately for this card, there's typically a better alternative available if your deck can benefit from something to stop combat damage (see: Moment's Peace). About the only place it's really great anymore is in Isochron Scepter decks, but only in addition to the superior Orim's Chant. This is hardly a bad card, but you usually need a good reason to include it in a deck these days.

In limited, it's a bit more useful, as you can bait them into an alpha strike and go right back at them. I'd probably include it if I was playing white.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Holy Day

Cards like this need to exist in Magic, to provide a sort of baseline for each color's game mechanics and flavor. Holy Day is essential, but unfortunately not quite good enough for most constructed applications. Barring a sort of "fog" theme deck, there are better defensive white instants in the core set. It can, however, help in limited play, where games sometimes come down to a creature race and it can effectively give you a "free" turn.

Have a safe and happy new year, everyone!

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5

DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Holy Day

This is a fog effect card.

Creatures don't like fog effect cards while they are sitting at 90 degree angles.

I like creatures.

I don't like fog effects :)

Constructed: 1
Causal: 2
Limited: 3

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