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Fight to the Death
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Fight to the Death
Alara Reborn

Reviewed June 11, 2009

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.65

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BMoor

Fight to the Death

This card's most useful is if you have a creature that can block more than one creature, or if your opponent just busted out an Overrun and all you've got is some tokens. Remember, you can play this before damage is dealt and trample damage won't hit you.

I've yet to see an archetype in Standard that wants it, but it might be a neat trick to pull out, especially if you can goad your opponent into blocking a disposable creature with a better one.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Multiplayer- 4
Limited- 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Fight to the Death

This is a rather interesting card, both for what you can't do with it and for what you can. If your opponent's holding his Tidehollow Sculler out of combat because he doesn't want you to get your planeswalker back, this won't help you. If you throw some little guys in front of his big guys, holding back your own big guy, play this, then untap and cast Behemoth Sledge or Mage Slayer, it's hard for anyone to recover. It requires a little forethought, but you might be surprised how often things like that come up in draft and sealed.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5 (use it when you're not attacking or being attacked - or just threaten to . . .)
Miguel

Fight to the Death

 

Constructed: Basically you are giving all creatures in combat deathtouch, but without having to deal combat damage. Interesting.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Big multiplayer, two players have alot of creatures on the feild, oh look those two players are lock in mortal combat with all of their creatures.

 

Limited: Good way to get past to armies just sitting thier staring at each other.

 

Overall a good card. It can get rid of that stupid Wall of Denial.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Fight To The Death

Welcome back today we have an interesting R/W Wrath of God variant. Fight to The Death costs RW and destroys all blocking creatures and all blocked creatures at instant speed. As far as situational Wrath of God variants go Fight To The Death has an amazing amount of potential and a cheap enough mana cost to possibly see some play. Use this card to block your opponent’s big untargetable creatures with your chump blockers and use this card to even the field, utilizing this card when your forced to trade your weaker creatures to opponent’s beefy attackers is a double edged sword you can use to your advantage. Fight to The Death is the grand finale of combat tricks as it allows you to turn negative card advantage into possibly breaking even or in certain situations providing advantage. In constructed Fight to The Death may see some play in standard R/W builds that can utilize token generation to amass an army and use this card as an additional Wrath of God. In extended the plethora of quality R/W cards in Alara Reborn could provide Boros decks or Zoo decks interesting tools to test. In casual and multiplayer any Wrath of God variant will see some play this one as cheap as it is can provide interesting game play decisions and change the state of the board and how players attack and block. In limited solid as symmetrical removal can be allows you to kill big creatures and lose your smaller dudes. Overall I feel this card has potential and the smaller mana investment makes up for the narrow conditions to kill creatures, a solid addition to R/W decks arsenal.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

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