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Incremental Blight
Shadowmoor


Reviewed June 17, 2008

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 4.33

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BMoor

Incremental Blight

You get to kill two or even three creatures.  In Limited, there's no reason not to play this.  In Constructed, it's like Cone of Flame-- a bit too slow and not as guaranteed to find targets it can kill.  It does have an advantage over Cone in that it can just drop counters on a creature without killing it, and just settle for shrinking it.

Constructed- 2.4
Casual- 3
Limited- 4

Aethereal

Tuesday - Incremental Blight

One of the biggest bombs in the set for limited. If you crack this, or somehow get it passed to you, you ARE taking it, unless it's pack 3 and you have absolutely no black whatsoever. Wizards (wisely) made this double black so it can't just be splashed into any deck. This can take out as many as 3 of your opponent's creatures, and/or shrink their big guys so they can be killed in other ways. Always a first pick here.

In constructed, 5 mana is an awful lot to ask for considering what you get. It might be good out of the board against annoying creatures (Kitchen Finks, I'm looking at you), but for the most part, this is a limited and not a constructed card.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 5++++++


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Incremental Blight
 
I have never seen Incremental Growth played in constructed, but I wasn't too surprised to see its dark mirror in sideboards, even as far away as PT Hollywood. For five mana, it can sometimes kill three creatures, be a completely one-sided Damnation, shut off Kitchen Finks' persist ability, and power up your own Dusk Urchins or Grief Tyrant. And it even has good art. Play it. Early and often.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

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