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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Pyrrhic Revival
Eventide


Reviewed October 1, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Pyrrhic Revival
 
Pyrrhic Revival is an interesting card, but it's rather hard to use effectively. There are quite a few ways to break the symmetry, though, and if your opponent won't benefit as much as you do if most of his creatures are cheap and thus have lower toughness. An interesting card to consider for a fun kind of theme deck.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Pyrrhic Revival
 
A very powerful effect only with something like Necroskitter on the field. Otherwise it's too costly since it might not shift the game into your favour very much, compared to something like Cloudthresher or Oona which pretty much says you lose. This is fine in casual though, but only casual.
 
Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1.5/5
Miguel

Wednesday 10-1-08

Pyrrhic Revival

 

Constructed: Interesting take on living death. I won't stock my deck with alot of 1/1's. Pointless. Know if you had some cool come into play abilities than it can be a fun card to play around with. A little slow of Standard or Block. Do not really want their critters coming back because you never know what will be in their decks.

 

Casual: Make a weird Blowfly Infestation deck with Crumbling Ashes.

 

Limited: Not a high pick on my list of stuff to play with. If you manage to get a Kulrath Knight, than I might try to use it.

 

Overall a fun card for the casual and multi-player crowds.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 2

 

One more day until Shards of Alara.

 

Later

Miguel

BeJose Pyrrhic Revival 3(W/B)(W/B)(W/B)
Sorcery
Each player returns each creature card in his or her graveyard to play with an additional -1/-1 counter on it.
 
Nice mass recursion spell, stops tricks with persist which is a shame but theres plenty of ways around it (Heartmender?). Also basically useless for X/1's. To slow for constructed and no real use, aggro decks while have plenty of targets but with tiny P/T afterwards while control while hardly have any targets. Interesting in multi, build aroundable in casual and depending on what your opponent is playing gamewinning in limited.
 
Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5
BMoor Pyrrhic Revival

The fact that it's symmetrical makes me think it has to be combo potential, or at least that it wants to be in a deck with a lot of -1/-1 counter tricks. I'm thinking maybe Heartmender, or Soul Snuffers, or possibly even Tatterkite. I don't think you'd use it in any reanimator deck, though, since it will bring back your opponent's army as well.

Constructed- 3.75
Casual- 3.75
Limited- 2.25

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