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Feast of the Unicorn
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Feast of the Unicorn
Sixth Ed.

Reviewed November 22, 2011

Constructed: 2.13
Casual: 2.33
Limited: 2.00
Multiplayer: 1.88

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BMoor

Feast of the Unicorn

If you're springing for unicorn meant for your holiday dinner, you're going overboard. But then, Black has always been the color of limitless greed and bottomless hunger for power regardless of consequences, so I can see a Black Mage serving unicorn at his banquet. I can't see him casting Feast of the Unicorn and expecting it to win the game for him, however. Four mana for an Aura that only grants +4/+0? Most people are hesitant to play with empowering Auras that don't protect their wearers, and rightly so, since losing an Aura'd creature can generate card disadvantage. In order for an Aura to be good, it has to be able to nullify the inherent danger of putting all your eggs in one basket-- usually by protecting the creature they're on, or by being so cheap for what they do that the extra tempo is worth it. Feast of the Unicorn isn't cheap for what it does, and it doesn't protect its wearer. If an analogous card had been printed in a set with Infect or Wither, or even Double Strike, I'd consider it in Limited at least, but as it stands, I think I'll take the vegetarian option, thanks.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 1.5
Multiplayer- 1.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Feast of the Unicorn

Whatever's going down in the world of Magic, there's always time for Thanksgiving celebration. As you'll see this week, the holiday season comes even to Dominaria. As Auras go, Feast of the Unicorn has a fairly high impact for its cost, especially on a creature with shadow (also a black mechanic) and/or protection; but you may well be playing it just for the picture(s) of a unicorn being eaten by various shady characters. Seriously, this was easily one of the creepiest cards in pre-Innistrad Magic.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Feast of the Unicorn
 
Now this is what I call a feast, joking of course Unicorns are pretty cool. This card is unfortunately not pretty cool; auras are pretty bad aside from Rancor and its ilk due to card disadvantage and what not. The +4 is marginally powerful but not worth including in a deck. In standard extended and modern this card isn’t legal and wouldn’t see play if it was. In legacy and vintage I personally want to find room to put them into my 56 swamp 4 Chimney Imp deck. In casual and multiplayer I would rather run something like Bad Moon or other global pumping cards. In limited its decent filler for decks running black not stupendous but not as horrendous as other formats. Overall I think you can see that this card is pretty horrible except for the amazing artwork and flavor text, kudos to you Dennis Detwiller for giving us not one but two pictures for this card. Don’t eat too many Unicorns this holiday.
 
Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 1.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Feast of the Unicorn which is a four mana aura that gives +4/+0 making it fairly inefficient in cost while still being strong if played on creatures with Hexproof or other useful effects.  An Unholy Strength gives +2/+1 for a single mana which adds some survival and has half the power for a quarter of the price.  Feast may offer a bigger offensive threat, but other options exist that fulfill the role well enough with other benefits.
 
In a Limited using Homelands or Sixth edition this is a much better card and the cost of four mana with only one Black makes it easy to manage. 
The concern of a two for one removal always exists, but even one successful attack will usually be worth the expense.  An easy inclusion for Sealed and worth drafting soon after bombs and removal in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

       Welcome to Thanksgiving week here at Pojo.com’s Card of the Day section! This week we are going to have some fun looking at various “Thanksgiving” themed cards. To start us off, we are looking at Feast of the Unicorn, from Homelands and Sixth Edition. Feast of the Unicorn is a black enchant creature card that gives enchanted creature +4/+0, and costs three generic and a black mana.

       For what it does, Feast of the Unicorn certainly is a decent card. Anything that grants a +4 usually costs a decent amount, so four mana is acceptable. Putting this on something unblockable, or with flying is a great way to speed up the game, your opponent will have to answer fast, or else the game is over. Considering that many things have at least one power to begin with, hitting for five every turn puts your opponent on a four turn countdown.

      The best option if you wish to really get your monies worth from this guy would be Invisible Stalker from Innistrad. Drop the Stalker turn two, Dark Ritual turn three plus one, and there you go, an unblockable, untargetable five damage beginning turn three. Now that is how you end a game quickly!.

      A very nice card that I wish would be reprinted. I’d love to see how this card interacts with infect, and Werewolves, and Vampires, oh my!
 
Limited: n/a
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

TDogg

TDogg
 
This is my first holiday with the pojo crew and I have to say they are hilarious.  The card of the day today is Feast of the Unicorn.  Obviously this card was chosen for flavor as oppose to playability.  Thanksgiving week = feast = Feast of the Unicorn.  Hilarious stuff, this is a black enchantment for four that gives +4/+0, obviously the 0 to toughness is a bummer, but four power is not that bad.  By today's standard this is a no go, it doesn't give enough value.  Back in the day this probably wasn't that bad, but that is pretty far back.....
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2


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