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Sign in Blood
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Sign in Blood
M10

Reviewed September 14, 2009

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 3.40

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BMoor

Sign in Blood

Two cards for two life is an equitable trade. It's rare you'd want to target anyone but yourself, or possibly a teammate, but having the freedom to hit anyone with it is nice, especially given cards like Underworld Dreams, and that sometimes, opponents are at 2 life and could kill you next turn.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3
Multiplayer- 3
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sign in Blood

Night's Whisper was always playable, and Sign in Blood is just as good. Maybe better once you notice you can point it at the opponent (flavorwise, how are you supposed to be forcing them to sign the contract?), and when you consider that it will never kill you like Phyrexian Arena could. If you like playing black, almost any deck, you will certainly want to consider at least a few of these.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Miguel

Monday

9-14-09

 

Sign in Blood

 

Constructed: Good card for solid black decks. There are some good mono black decks out there, but just not good enough. Or some players are not willing to give them a try. Not much Standard action going on until next year. Ooops forgot about FNM.

 

Casual & Multplayer: Fun with Underworld Dreams. We had it go off with a Underworld Dreams in play and someone had Hive Mind out. Talk about some interesting targets, one player had a Twincast in their hand, but was tapped out. Close one.

 

Limited: Great common to pick up for card drawing. It's a common. I seen it draft with red for some extra burn. Oh yeah... A top pick for fun, but I would normally pick it low, after selecting good creatures and removal.

 

Overall a great reprint sort of.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Sign in Blood a twist on the pain for profit mechanic that Black tends to feature frequently. Two cards for two life and one card is not a horrible trade and used properly is certainly an advantage. The interesting part is being able to target an opponent with this effect and have them not only draw the two cards, but also lose the two life instead of you. With the right support such as Underworld Dreams or Kederekt Parasite this can be an effective offensive card.

In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this can be a useful card drawing utility or a somewhat fun damaging effect. Either way it is played Sign in Blood is a decent addition to the right deck.

For Limited this is more likely to be played to draw cards for yourself, but sometimes that two damage can help win a close game. Just be careful when using it against untapped mana as your opponent can easily draw into an instant. The true power depends entirely on your card pool and it can find a home in pure Black or even Black/Blue builds, just be sure to have enough Swamps to field the double Black mana cost. The draw power alone is enough to earn a spot in most half Black decks in sealed, but the choice on when to pick this in a draft is more difficult as by itself it won't win the game. If you have Underworld Dreams I'd consider this a pretty high choice for the potential combo, otherwise pick it before mediocre creatures and after any destruction effects.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

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