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Conflux
Conflux

Reviewed February 2, 2009

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 2.25

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Aethereal

Monday - Conflux

I guess this is one of the featured cards of the set, considering it shares a name with the set. This thing is one hell of a tutor in that it can potentially find five cards for you, and it rewards you for playing five colors (which is a running theme in the set). Unfortunately it costs 8 mana, and therefore is much too expensive to do much of anything in constructed. However, in casual (or maybe even in vintage), try using this with Dream Halls to go nuts. I suggest finding another copy of this or an All Suns' Dawn (or both).

In limited, it's still awfully expensive and you may not be able to maximize its power.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 5
Limited - 1


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Conflux

Bolas' triumph is at hand, and yours will be too if you ever resolve Conflux - may I suggest that your blue card be Commandeer, to try and survive the gigantic Banefire your opponent will throw at you to try and stop you from playing the other four cards? I find its interaction with multicolored cards rather funny: you can search for some combination such as Nobilis of War, Dominus of Fealty, Demigod of Revenge, Deus of Calamity, and Raging Goblin to end up with a hand of nothing but red (or "red") cards if you need to.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 1/5
BMoor Conflux

Despite the complicated mana cost, this card actually says "search your library for five cards and put them into your hand". Granted you need cards of every color to maximize this, but if you can play Conflux, chances are you have it. So the fact that you get any five cards you want (with a few limitations) makes this card a beast of card advantage.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 3
Miguel

Monday 2-2-09

 

Conflux

 

Constructed: Very big and expensive spell for any top level tournament decks. We will have to wait and see if Shards block is going to be a fast format. So far it will be a slow format that maybe you could build a 5-color deck, but I think the 3-color decks will work alot faster.

 

Casual: Oh yeah, this bad boy is going into my Beacon deck. This will also help any 5-color EDH deck.

 

Limited: I do not recommend going all 5 colors in limited. Just to risky. Sure you can search out 5 good cards, but by the time you have 8 mana, you should have won the game already. Even splashing it in a three color deck is not a good idea. Maybe for sealed it might work, but draft I would have to pass on it.

 

Overall a cool card. It will be fun to see what decks will be built around it.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 2

 

Later

Miguel

PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002

 

Conflux

A card with 8 mana and 5 colours better win you the game when you cast it. Fortunately, this card does. Unfortunately, it does so one turn later. That means you're better off just playing something like Cruel Ultimatum that costs 1 less and wins the game right there.

For casual, there's the obvious combination with Dream Halls, and its pretty good there.

For limited, its pretty darn hard to cast this.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 1.5/5

Ricky
Riles
Conflux

This is a rather simple card, for sure. At least on the surface.

It costs so much...but the effect is obviously very good. You don't actually need to grab an all green card or an all blue card, you can grab multi-colored cards which is very cool. Topdecking this card if you're low on resources is...pretty amazing actually. I just don't know how viable it is in type 2.

My thing with this card though...and what makes it not-so-good is that if you're hard-casting this card (playing it outright rather than using some other mechanic to cheat it into play like a hide-away land) you're tapped out anyway and you'll probably have to discard some of the cards you got with it because you sure as heck won't have the mana to play them.

While it seems like a very cool card I'd like to see abused in a casual environment I don't expect a card like this to do much in type-2. The mana cost is hard to get and would only be possible in five color control, in which case I'd rather cast Cruel Ultimatum for eight mana.

Constructed: 2/5
Limited: 1/5 (as low as I can go here without having PojoBill backhand me)

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