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Conversion
4th Edition


Reviewed March 17, 2008

Constructed: 1.67
Casual: 2.33
Limited: DNA anymore

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BMoor

Conversion

This blast from the past is practically a Hydroblast from the past, pretty much stopping red players from doing anything. But it's useless in your maindeck because there's always a chance your opponent isn't playing red. So unless you know your friends well enough to be sure they'll be a red mage around, or your group allows sideboarding, then go for it. But even then, the WW a turn to maintain it might be a bit more cumbersome than, say, Story Circle or Circle of Protection: Red.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- ?

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Conversion

Seeing cards like this always takes me back to the beginning of my Magic experience. Ah, the days gone by: when Interrupt was still a card type and the Magic universe seemed big and full of possibility, before there was such a thing as the Pro Tour and people played Benalish Hero in Vintage, when there were really brutal color hosers that were also card types that the targeted color couldn't do anything about. Well, maybe some things really are better now. Conversion is probably not as effective at beating red decks as a Circle of Protection because it's more expensive and requires a significant investment of mana. The red deck can even burn you in response to your playing it. It lacks the sheer oppressive power of a Circle of Protection, but it does got style.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5 (you might even be able to find a reason you want to turn your own mountains into plains)
Limited: 1/5
v0rac10u5 Conversion
Solid sideboard hoser card. That being said, it has no place in any constructed format.

- Constructed: 1
- Casual: 1
- Limited: 1
Aethereal Monday - Conversion

Well, I'm back after being gone for a few weeks due to being extremely busy with school and family-related matters.

Now, on to the card. This is only legal in Vintage and Legacy nowadays, and is much too slow and expensive to do much of anything. The virtual uselessness of this card in the main deck only hurts it more, because it's a complete waste of space if your opponent isn't playing red as a main color. If you need help against a red deck, play CoP: Red instead, as it can be just as or more effective while not requiring as much of a commitment.

In limited, it's bad for the same reasons as above.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 1

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