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Mass Calcify
Shadowmoor


Reviewed May 5, 2008

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 3.00

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Mass Calcify

Shadowmoor's proliferation of hybrid cards is the only hindrance in this card in Limited-- there's never been a bigger chance that your opponent may inadvertently be running white creatures, even if he isn't playing white.  Aside from that, seven mana is an appropriate cost for what will usually amount to a one-sided Wrath, give or take a creature or two.

Constructed- 3

Casual- 4

Limited- 4


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mass Calcify
 
In-block Wrath of God variants have acquired a reputation for being weaker than the original, but Mass Calcify is underpowered even by their standards. Gone are the days of Rout and Kirtar's Wrath, where you actually got a bonus for the extra cost. Considering the hybrid world of Shadowmoor, the odds of destroying every creature in play with Mass Calcify don't look great. I love that artwork, but I wouldn't really expect this to see play in constructed.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
Miguel

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Mass Calcify

 

Constructed: Sense this PTQ season is block constructed, I will focus on that and make a comment of two for the other formats. This card is great against any deck, except another white deck. It will appear in sideboards for any white deck, the Kithkins will love this card. It will not replace Austere Command, but it can work with it. It cost alot more than Wrath of God but it is cheaper than Plague Wind.

 

Casual: Some players will use it. Multiplayer, if you are the only white mage more power to you. It will be a dead card if everybody decided to play white that day. Boring!!!

 

Limited: First pick in draft. If I am not playing white I will hate draft it, because I do not want the white mage to gain any advantage. Sealed deck will be determine if there were enought solid white creatures to play white. You will probably never play a mono color in Shadowmoor limited, if you do more power to you. Shadowmoor was design for multi-color play.

 

Overall it is a good solid card for removal, but very expensive.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 3

 

Miguel


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