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Top 10 Cards of 2009:
#6: Day of Judgment

Zendikar

Reviewed January 7, 2009

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 4.20

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BMoor

Day of Judgment

Is it worse than Wrath of God for allowing creatures to regenerate from it? Not until regenerating creatures get more popular it isn't. And since your own creatures can regenerate from it too, that actually makes it better than Wrath of God.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4.2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Day of Judgment

I do feel a little bad for everyone who collected four copies of Wrath of God over the years, thinking it was a core set staple, who now has to update their Standard deck with a new card. That is always inconvenient, but Day of Judgment is a worthy replacement for the old favorite. Its art and flavor text make you feel no less powerful casting it. It is a slight step down in power, especially with River Boa and Cudgel Troll available in Standard. Will that step down make a difference? Only time will tell.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today is number six on the countdown with Day of Judgment the latest in the Wrath of God family of effects, but much like the recent Terror offspring Doom Blade it loses the destroyed creature(s) can not be regenerated clause.
 
For Constructed and Casual there isn't much that needs to be said about a card that destroys all creatures 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 out of the four 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


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