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Day of Judgment
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Day of Judgment
Zendikar

Reviewed November 2, 2009

Constructed: 4.12
Casual: 4.12
Limited: 4.12
Multiplayer: 4.12

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Day of Judgment
 
There was only one thing that ever bugged me about Wrath of God. It wasn't the fact that it destroyed regenerating creatures, making some perennially popular cards like River Boa marginally less powerful. It wasn't the fact that it was nearly obsoleted right from the beginning by Balance, but later so powerful that variants like Wave of Reckoning and March of Souls never saw much play. It wasn't the fact that it was so expensive to buy as a single. No, for me the odd thing about Wrath of God was that it never had flavor text. Perhaps it was too hard to capture the essence of such a simple and powerful spell concisely; perhaps it was just grandfathered in from the Alpha version. Day of Judgment is the new standard (pun intended), and very nearly as good as the original in every way. If a spell can scare Sorin Markov, watch out!
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Miguel

Day of Judgment

 

Constructed: HaHa! We were trick into thinking that Wrath of God was gone from white. But it was only to be replace with Day of Judgment. Or has it?

 

Casual & Multiplayer: More options for everyone, and gives new players a chance to pick them up cheap, by opening boosters. Clearing the board of creatures make you a hero and a villian in multiplayer games. Must keep those Angels and tokens under control.

 

Limited: This is the best removal card for the set. Set back, and let them over extend with alot of creatures in play and drop this little bomb on them for the win. Well that is the way it is suppose to work. Also get a few Regenators that can stay alive to attack next turn.

 

Overall every set should have a 'Wrath' effect. I like the flavor text. It gives a little info about Sorin Markov.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Mutliplayer: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Day of Judgment

Today’s card of the day is flavorful replacement for Wrath of God, Day of Judgment. The appearance of Day of Judgement itself is unnecessary, changing names of cards to better match their abilities is a good idea the example being Raise Dead to Disentomb. The other change was flavor related Grizzly Bears to Runeclaw Bear because of the relation to the real world. Enough speculation about the cause of putting Day of Judgment in Magic 2010. For four mana you get a creature sweeper a pivotal tool in many decks arsenal, allowing a player to hold back creature assaults. For control decks it allows them to keep aggro decks in check. An essential spell in standard it fall’s short of truly replacing Wrath of God due to the fact it allows regeneration, although not a commonly experienced ability the fact there are creatures it cant wipe is a determent to this card. The only true cheap Wrath variant in standard although it is as close as we currently get to Wrath of God. In extended Wrath of God is playable unless a player desperately needs a Wrath effect this card may not see much play. In eternal formats I don’t know how much play Wrath of God receives but I expect this card to see slightly less. In casual and multiplayer it is the great equalizer allowing players to sweep the board and keep the kitchen table in check. Finally in limited being able to clear the board then drop a powerhouse creature of your own is a great card to nab.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today is both All Souls' Day and the Day of the Dead, so today's card Day of Judgment is doubly appropriate with both the name and effect of destroying all creatures. This is the new Wrath of God, but much like the new Terror it loses the can not be regenerated clause.

For Constructed and Casual there isn't much to be said about a card that destroys all monsters for a mere four mana. Wrath of God is better unless you have a regenerating creature of your own, but this is the kind of threat any swarm will fear hitting the board.

With Limited this is absolutely a top pick in Booster even if you are not playing White. Never let this card get passed to the next player and if it is early the option of switching colors should be seriously considered. For Sealed it would take a very weak White pool or incredibly strong set of other colors to leave this out of a deck. The double White in the mana cost is a minor drawback of course, but the ability to clear most of the board in such a creature dominated format is nearly impossible to top.

For Multiplayer the main thing to keep in mind is how many people will your Day of Judgment impact and how quickly you'll be able to finish them off before they strike back. Have a game plan and play this before a major finisher and try to avoid using it defensively whenever possible.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5
BMoor Day of Judgment

This card caused a lot of controversy, having essentially replaced perennial favorite Wrath of God. A lot of people were discouraged by this card, since it allows creatures to regenerate. However, if you're the one who plays it, and you have a regenerator of your own, then you've essentially killed all your opponents' creatures and get to keep one or more of your own.

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

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