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Top 10 MTG Cards of 2008

#7: Oblivion Ring
Shards of Alara

Reviewed January 8, 2009

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.15

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BMoor

Oblivion Ring

The removal spell so good, they reprinted it in Alara even though it hadn't rotated out yet.  Go figure.  It hits everything except lands, and stuff with shroud.  If this is your main answer against creatures, you don't need to sideboard in artifact/enchantment removal!  To say nothing of the fact that in the block that gave us Makeshift Mannequin, and again in the block that gave us Unearth, this doesn't send its target to the graveyard.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4

Aethereal

Thursday - Oblivion Ring

This was a great card when it came out in Lorwyn, and then Wizards was nice enough to reprint it in Shards of Alara (does this suggest it'll make an appearance in Eleventh Edition?). This is like an easier to use Vindicate that can't hit lands, but does that really matter a lot of the time? It can deal with most any problem card on the board for the low cost of 3 mana. Sure, if they manage to remove Oblivion Ring they get their card back, but enchantment kill isn't that popular, and if they bounce it, you can just replay it.

This is good for the same reasons in limited. Most bombs can be handled by this no problem. First-pick material, easily.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
Miguel

Oblivion Ring

 

Here is a card I did not pick, but I kinda over look it because it is a common and was reprinted so quick. I will admit I used it alot and drafted it alot also. Most of the time I will save it for a major threat. I have seen it used on something that is not the major threat, and they regret playing it so soon. It may have not made my top ten, but it is in the top 15 in my book. If we would have pick by rarity, this would have been number one.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

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Miguel

BeJose Oblivion Ring

Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Nice all-round answer to nearly everything (including opposing copies). Fits in casual to deal with whatever comes up. In limited its golden removal and in constructed it deals with troublesome planewalkers. Great Card.

Constructed 4/5
Casual 4/5
Limited 4/5

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