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Demonic Tutor
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 Demonic Tutor
- Alpha

Reviewed December 13, 2013

Constructed: 4.75
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 4.63
Multiplayer: 4.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Demonic Tutor
 
This card's effect has always been solid, and remains a staple of sorts in Magic and indeed in most card games with a randomized deck. I've always thought it was counterintuitive to have mechanics that eliminate randomness to this degree in a game where part of its point is not only randomness but variability of experience, but Demonic Tutor has established it as a precedent that's unlikely to be overturned now. In this case, it's much easier to see why the cost has historically been considered an issue than for something like Time Walk: it's far from out of the question to Tutor for something you can play in the same turn, and which would completely swing the game. Like surprisingly many "overpowered" cards, this one requires context to be broken, and so I'd think it could remain in use in casual games in careful doses. Demonic Tutoring for a kobold lord or a piece of Kaldra's equipment is a lot less harmful to most groups than a deck with 30 counterspells.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Welcome back readers as we continue too look at broken cards this week. Demonic tutor is the face of tutors, cheap and abusive it allows you to search for combo pieces or silver bullets to counteract your opponents. These days this card is seeing increased notoriety and play in commander decks. Tutors being one of the major strengths of black decks. Like yesterdays card there is not much to say about this card, it’s one of the cheapest and most effective tutors and when you need a tutor and are running or even splashing black this is the most powerful card. Overall a powerful and degenerate enabler.

Constructed :5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Demonic Tutor which is a two mana Black sorcery that can add any one card from your library to your hand. The low cost search for anything effect is very powerful and adaptable to any situation or as support for any combination with the only limitation being what remains in your library.  A top card in the formats it is allowed in and is even playable at double the casting cost as seen with Diabolic Tutor.
 
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0


Skid Rambo

Demonic Tutor is another Uncommon that most people think is a Rare. Heck, it is probably considered a Mythic rare now. Of all the cards that we reviewed during this banned retro week, Demonic Tutor has the best chance of seeing Standard play some day. This card can be splashed into any deck that likes to have options. This means that Demonic Tutor can find you the best card for whatever situation you may be in. We all know that drawing cards is a great way to get the cards that you need, but the ability to get any card that you need is downright nasty! Do you remember when some “religious” folks were crapping their pants over this card? That might be before your time.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 5


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