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Ragemonger
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 Ragemonger
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 9, 2014

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ragemonger

Was anybody else a little disappointed that this card wasn't a spellshaper after the style of the similarly-named cards from Mercadian Masques? Or am I just showing my age here? Like Edgewalker from all the way back in Scourge, this card is intended to be balanced by the fact that its tribe is relatively less common and somewhat niche. Still, I tend to think that any effect that reduces costs is inherently dangerous, and I very much doubt that this is the last block where there will be Minotaurs. Try it with Lorwyn's changelings, too.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Ragemonger which is a three mana Black and Red 2/3 that reduces the cost of minotaur spells you play by a Black and Red mana.  Aside from itself and Kragma Warcaller this will reduce by a maximum of one which is decent, but is not enough to really propel a Black and Red minotaur tribal theme into the top tiers of play.  It is acceleration and with some draw power can make a very aggressive swarm build using the lower cost minotaurs with drawbacks.  Overall a card that belongs in every Black and Red minotaur deck at four copies, but that theme is unlikely to make a major impact in any format.
 
In Limited this forces Black and Red, which is viable, though if lacking other minotaurs for the benefit this below the curve as a three mana 2/3 multicolor.  Minotaurs are fairly common in the block and in a Sealed pool with them this is an easy card to include and a worthwhile Booster draft choice to support or start the theme.  Even with that in design the benefit of one, rarely two, mana less is only beneficial early and with other uses for the saved mana.  The situational nature and generally minimal gain leaves it as a choice when nothing better presents itself.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


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