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Rakka Mar
Conflux

Reviewed February 19, 2009

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.50

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BMoor

Rakka Mar

The fact that she has haste doesn't mean much here, since you'd almost never swing with her. And you need R to activate her ability, so if you play her turn four, you're still not getting 3/1's until turn five. But it is cool that the Spark Elementals she spits out don't actually die at end of turn like so many 3/1 Elemental tokens do. In theory you could amass a small army of them. Of course, it's almost always better to attack, attack, attack, which means they won't live long. But they will smash their fair share of face before they go.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rakka Mar

Conflux has some of the most powerful cards printed in recent years, but it also has some of the most fun cards. Rakka Mar is perfectly fine on her own, guaranteeing three attacking power each turn, but can certainly be more than a one-trick pony. Sure, you'll have to scan your collection for keywords like "comes into play," or "whenever a creature attacks"; but if you can't find things like that on red cards, you're doing something wrong.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Miguel

Thursday 2-19-09

 

Rakka Mar

 

Constructed: Mono red decks could use this for keeping the pressure on. It's double red will keep out of some multi-colored decks.

 

Casual: It is a nice Legendary creature for someones legend deck.

 

Limited: With extra red available you can start pumping out 3/1's at the end of their turn. Good solid creature, the double red makes it more harder to splash in other decks.

 

Overall a good card with a nice ability.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Rakka Marr - Thursday

Cards like this amuse me. I feel that about the time I start baching this card, it will be used in some crazy deck :)

Seriously though, this card just isn't efficient enough to see any significant playing time. Four mana 2/2 creatures have to be EXTREMELY good to get played (see: Solemn Simulacru m). Rakka Marr does generate a token every turn and that's nice, but they are also 3/1's. That makes them easily to kill. If he didn't have haste, it would be hard to even give him a second look.

In a limited environment, you definitely play this guy. At that point you're investing in perpetual elemental tokens and not so much in the creature itself.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5

Jake
Thursday - Rakka Mar

This chick is insane in limited, it's basicallly an I win card merely by producing endless 3/1 haste production. In constructed i don't think this will see much play as there are so many other cards competing for red's 4 slot. As far as casual goes, sure throw this in an elemental deck for 4/2 hastes each turn.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 4

Ricky
Riles
Rakka Mar

I'll say right of the bat that this is one of my favorite cards from this set.

This is one of the better token generating cards out there right now. Right from the get go it's going to create a token for you; moreover, it can attack right then. So basically you end up paying five mana to get two creatures on the board, one of which is a 3/1 thats going to swing right away. With the potential for a TON of additional tokens on the way, all with haste.

I think it's a real cool card with potential but I'm not so sure it cuts it right about now. Only time will tell. Still, great, fun card.

Constructed: 3/5
Sealed: 3/5

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