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Bloodbraid Elf
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 29, 2009

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.50

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BMoor

Bloodbraid Elf

There's a reason this card is seeing so much play. A 3/2 with haste for four is playable on its own, but getting a second spell for free makes this so powerful. The random factor can be mitigated by building your deck appropriately and/or remembering what you've played/drawn, but even with the randomness, you're getting two spells for the price of one. And one is a 3/2 with haste, making for one explosive turn.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4.5
Multiplayer- 4
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bloodbraid Elf

Even jaded pros are talking about Alara Reborn with some interest, largely because of this card. She tutors for Seismic Assault! She nukes Bitterblossom tokens! She makes Boggart Ram-Gang cost zero! She dices onions and tunes up your car! Play early, play often.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Friday

May 29 2009

 

Broodbraid Elf

 

Constructed: The poster child for Cascade. It has live up to its hype. Just check out the top decks for Grand Prix Barcelona. Need I say more.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Not going to show up yet into the casual elf decks, put it will. Most are mono green so the red will be hard to do with certain builds.

 

Limited: A 3/2 haste is always good for four mana, but the Cascade ability really makes it great. Just draft some of the best 3 or less casting cost stuff and have fun.

 

Overall the best uncommon of the set is really the best uncommon for Alara Reborn.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Identity Crisis

Welcome back readers today we have one of the handful of enemy color aligned black/white cards of Alara Reborn. Identity crisis with a whopping color intensive mana cost of six forces a player to remove all cards from his or her graveyard from the game as well as removing that player’s hand. This card can effectively nullify some graveyard based strategies and remove opponent’s threats from their hand with little chance of their retrieval. This cards primary area of playability falls squarely in Standerd, occupying the B/W Kithkin deck with the true card that help makes this card playable. Windbrisk Heights activation into this card is absolutely devastating and can be achieved early enough in the game to be devastating. The Sideboarding of this card in B/W tokens and its variants as well as any deck running both black and white is recommended as this card helps limit other players threats significantly and with little or no cost to you combined with Hideaway lands. In casual and multiplayer this card can devastate one player but most likely by the time it’s activated a majority of the players good cards have already been played barring an alternate way of casting it. Limited this card could ruin an opponents hand and be the blow you need to swing the game in your favor, although its color intensive and a rare. Although powerful this card fills a certain niche and does so quite well considering the restraints inherent in similarly designed cards.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

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