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Mardu Charm
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Mardu Charm
- Khans of Tarkir

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mardu Charm
 
Is it just me, or have Charms also gotten more powerful over the years? The idea with Mirage and Visions' Charms was that the versatility made up for none of the three effects being major enough to usually spend a card on by themselves. Mardu Charm's three modes are always useful, and there are few aggressive decks of this color combination that can't use it at all. I mean, requiring three different colors of mana isn't really a drawback in a multicolor set.
 
And yes, part of me does want to know what Oros' Charm would be like. Probably we never will now, though.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Mardu Charm which is a three mana Red, White, and Black instant with three choices of effect.  The first one deals four damage to a target creature which is respectable for the mana cost and a useful go to selection in many situations.  The second effect of putting two 1/1 White tokens with a turn of First Strike into play is an excellent combat trick that can become card advantage should they survive or kill attackers.  The last effect of having target opponent reveal their hand and discard a card that isn't a land or creature is far more situational and the one that is likely to be used the least. 
Overall four damage for removal or two instant speed tokens are solid effects and will make this a frequent sight in decks using the color combination, particularly Commander.
 
In Limited if running the three colors the first two effects are excellent to have available and this is an easy early pick in Booster after starting with some or all of the Mardu colors.  For Sealed it of course depends on the pool, but splashing a third color in to fit this in is well worth it for the value and versatility of the first two effects.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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