For only two mana, this bomb can pick and choose
its targets. Drop it cold and take out opposing
armies of creature tokens, or ratchet it up to
match your opponent's biggest threat, or just
find a number your opponent controls more of
than you do and cash in on the card advantage.
Even better, this card gives you a colorless
answer to any nonland permanent. You can use it
to blow up planeswalkers, enchantments, and
other artifacts as well as creatures. Very handy
if your opponent drops a Jace the Mindsculptor
and you have no other way to deal with it.
Don't be fooled, here: it may take a long time
to get Ratchet Bomb going, but its versatility
is game-changing. Not only can it take out
planeswalkers given a chance, an opponent who
tries to hold back and play around it just gives
you more time to grab the reins. It even
synergizes with metalcraft and Open the Vaults.
As if you needed any other reason to play what
is basically a green Day of Judgment.
Today's card of the day is Ratchet Bomb which
at two mana is an impressive source of removal
that can destroy one or more permanents with
specific converted mana costs. The turn it
comes into play it can destroy all tokens which
alone makes it an excellent sidedeck card
against a variety of threats, but within the
first few turns after coming into play it can
usually reach the correct number to do the most
damage to an opponent's field. The power
and flexibility at such a low cost make this
extremely useful despite the risk to your own
cards and effects can support both the untapping
of the Bomb or temporary removal of your
permanents for added value. Expect to see
this card becoming a major presence throughout
many formats for the foreseeable future.
In Limited this is a top pick that can quickly
handle any smaller threat, but will take quite a
while to build up enough counters to stop a
larger threat even with Proliferate.
Destroying counters, the very common two mana
permanents, or any number of other uses gives
Ratchet Bomb very high marks and a slot in any
deck for Sealed as well.