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Dreadbore
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Dreadbore
- Return to Ravnica

Reviewed December 10, 2012

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.38
Multiplayer: 3.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dreadbore
 
The thing I don't get about this card is, if our logic is that things that can single-handedly destroy a planeswalker are supposed to be rare, shouldn't they have made Volcanic Geyser and Centaur Courser rare too? Since planeswalkers are one of the defining card types in recent tournament scenes, this card will be very flexible and rarely dead in those settings. Other players, especially those with a smaller card pool and thus fewer planeswalkers and/or access to older cards of a similar bent, probably won't feel as much pressure to upgrade imminently.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Paul

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Dreadbore a powerful removal spell specifically calling out planeswalkers. A two mana removal spell  eerily familiar to Terminate, this card adds more versatility but lacks the power of an instant speed answer. In standard this card is quite powerful taking care of problematic creatures and planeswalkers alike, versatility and a cheap mana cost provide for a solid card. In modern this card could see some play in Jund based decks as it’s a catch all solution to various creatures and can help against planeswalkers in a pinch. it has some steep competition for removal though so this card depends entirely on how may planeswalkers are being played. In legacy and vintage there exists a plethora of powerful removal spells relegating this card to obscurity and making it a poor choice for most decks. In casual and multiplayer it is a powerful removal spell which, as previously stated provides versatility and could see play in most decks running red and black that need some solid and versatile removal, this is especially true in multiplayer where you may nor know what you may be up against. In limited its removal, removal is powerful. Overall a powerful card that can serve some key roles.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Dreadbore which is a two mana Black and Red that destroys target creature or planeswalker.  Not being instant speed is a major drawback that is nicely mitigated by being a simple and cheap way to destroy a planeswalker that can still be maindecked.  Overall this will be seeing play in Black/Red decks, though it may be sidedecked out or in depending on the number of planeswalkers expected in the local metagame.
 
For Limited two mana removal with no condition that works on the bombs of the format is an automatic inclusion in every deck with access to the correct colors.  An easy first pick in Booster and reason to splash one of the colors when running a different guild in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

Dreadbore Card of the Day
John Shultis
 
     Welcome to a new week of card of the day reviews here at Pojo.com! We begin the week looking at Dreadbore from Return to Ravnica. Dreadbore is a rare black and red sorcery that costs one black and one red mana. Dreadbore destroys target planeswalker or creature. 
     Dreadbore simply is one of the best removal spells that will ever be printed, but only if you are running black and red mana sources. The ability to simply destroy any severe threat, which is usually in the form of creatures or planeswalkers any ways, is simply too vital not to utilize. 
     The one and truly only draw back to Dreadbore has to be the speed. Sorcery speed is simply a slow option. Meaning you have to use it on your turn. Which inevitably means that any creature or planeswalkers that you want dead, have already hit the board, and in the case of a planeswalker, will have already done something. 
     The speed is still not enough to stop Dreadbore from seeing some serious play, and will not stop it from continuing to do so. 
 
Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


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