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Nevermore
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Nevermore
Innistrad

Reviewed October 5, 2011

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 2.00
Multiplayer: 3.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Nevermore

I wish, I wish, this card had been in a core set so we could have seen the words "Edgar Allan Poe" on a Magic card for the first time in a decade. Even so, Nevermore is a fine addition to white's stable of "you can not has X" cards, arguably one of the strongest ones. Meddling Mage - and, for that matter, Look at Me, I'm the DCI, which this card is directly based on - were in a lot of ways easier to deal with than this is. Red and black can't touch it, barring Duress, and it hits the field early enough that Hypergenesis would have hated it if it weren't banned in Modern. That may be Nevermore's main weakness: a lack of anything much to prey on. Until something comes along again that's as much of a menace as various (in)famous Time Spiral-era cards, it will get plenty of game time turning off the most annoying deck at multiplyer tables near you.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Nevermore
 
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is the Edgar Allan Poe themed card Nevermore! Is it a coincidence that today is my birthday and also marks the anniversary of Poe’s death and that today’s card of the day is Nevermore? It most likely is. In standard this is already seeing some play it is basically a harder to kill Meddling Mage and is recur able by Sun Titan making this a powerful card for standard that can deal with powerful combos or just cards troublesome to your deck. In extended and modern the same concepts apply this is a powerful card and having access to this and Meddling Mage is certainly an option but may be overkill, however it is a solid card. In eternal formats I feel this card is too slow and won’t see anything but fringe play in legacy. In casual and multiplayer this is an interesting card depending on the deck your opponents are playing this card can be game breaking or incredibly poor, in Commander this enchantment can be easily slotted  into a Zur deck making that deck even more powerful. In limited it’s a sideboard card at best that requires a strong white commitment. Making  this card a  lower draft pick.  So I shall leave you with this excerpt from The Raven!
 
            Much I marveled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Maikeruu
 
Today's card of the day is Nevermore which is a form of removal or countermagic that is preventative instead of dealing with an existing card.  Combined with bounce it is quite impressive as it can work against the biggest threat available or in the second and third match of a game.  Even in the first game an idea of your opponent's theme should be clear enough that something can be named in advance.  Overall this is a solid choice for White that excels if supported, or potentially a strong sidedeck choice for dealing with a key card.
 
In Limited this is mostly useless in the first game of a match and even in later games the odds of it being out before a bomb are slim.  The format tends towards few multiples of cards, particular rares or mythics, and knowing them in advance is unlikely.  In Booster you may see multiples in someone's deck, but again it works best after the first game if at all.  It Booster or Sealed you can just declare any card your opponent played before and hasn't yet, though hoping for that to be in their hand makes this a fairly poor choice.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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