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Wall of Omens
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Wall of Omens
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed June 23, 2010

Constructed: 4.13
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.40
Multiplayer: 4.40

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BMoor

Wall of Omens

Haven't we reviewed this one already? It's awesome! I would think we'd've been all over this one by now. White gets so little card draw that even cantrips are a welcome sight, and when it's attached to a 0/4 for 1W? Well, once upon a time there was a green card that did exactly that, and-- get this-- monoblue decks were splashing green to play it! Seriously? Seriously! We're currently in a Standard environment dominated by the myriad 3/X's of Jund. This guy beats Bloodbraid and Thrinax into play, and can block them all day. Vampires needs to dig up a Nighthawk, Bloodwitch, or a Nocturnus to get past it. Sure, they could hit it with a kill spell, but since you drew a card off it already, you've got card advantage when they do so.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4.25
Limited- 4.45
Multiplayer- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Wall of Omens
 
Yesterday I mentioned the idea of defensive speed, and Wall of Omens is arguably even more impressive on that count (and even more annoying for red decks to face) than Lone Missionary. Since my favorite color in Magic is green, part of me was a little sad that white got this ability which has also appeared in green (Wall of Blossoms), but that doesn't really take away from the fact that this is a very useful and exciting card. Play it early, play it often.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Wall of Omen's 
 
Welcome back readers today we are covering one of the most popular cards in Standard today, the white Wall of Blossom's Wall of Omen's. A 0/4 body can hold back most of the aggressive creatures in standard, Bloodbraid Elf and its company are held in rapture by Wall of Omen's. Blue/ White control decks are top tier in Standard and this card is the extra sprinkles on the top of the control cake. In extended and eternal this card will see a fair amount of play, having access to Wall of Blossom's 5-8 and a solid white cantripping creature is to good to pass up. In casual and multiplayer walls are important cards, holding back attackers and making sure your opponents go elsewhere the fact you get to draw a card is just gravy or is it sprinkles? In limited this card can hold down your fort and its monetarily worth more than a lot of rares in Rise of The Eldrazi draft it. Overall Wall of Omen's is not a format defining card but if your playing white and you are not playing this card, you need to ask yourself why the hell not?
 
Constructed :4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Wall of Omens which is a whitewashed Wall of Blossoms from Stronghold that is two mana for a 0/4 Defender and draws a card when it enters the battlefield.  For White this is a fairly uncommon effect and is decently prices for what you get.  Blue/White control can certainly make use of it as well and it does take some muscle to get over four toughness.  Expect to see this card making the rounds for a while.
 
For Limited the lack of power or the ability to attack are both issues, but the card draw makes up for the deficiency.  An easy choice to include in Sealed decks and a good relatively early pick in Booster, but in either format this should not be counted as a creature for deckbuilding.  The 0/4 will prevent quite a few attackers from reaching you, but without support does nothing to actually deter two or more creatures from swinging.
 
In Multiplayer having a solid blocker early can be a huge benefit as it can keep several different players from attacking.  The card draw equalizes out most of the negatives of playing a wall in the early game, so it is a good investment in the generally slower and often political format.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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