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 Roast
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 17, 2015

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 3.13

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Roast
 
I'm sure there's going to be a lot of debate about this card compared to Ultimate Price from yesterday. This is actually much easier to find a target for in constructed - there aren't always as many flying creatures in those settings than you might expect - but most people will be wary of a nearly-universal kill spell that can nonetheless be "countered" by Giant Growth. But there are a surprising number of creatures that get Roasted with no recourse, and it's good to see diversity in the design of spells like this.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Roast which is a two mana Red sorcery that deals five damage to target creature without Flying.  This has two limitations, in not working against Flying and not being an instant, but it is still one of the best Red removal spells in recent memory.  This will absolutely see a great deal of play in current formats, including Commander, and is easily supported with an instant speed burn for any Flying or Haste threats.

In Limited this is a potential first pick in Booster as a huge source of removal that can destroy nearly anything that isn't a dragon in the block or the handful of low power high toughness creatures.  An automatic inclusion when running Red in Sealed and well worth splashing in to add solid removal.


Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Mattedesa

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Roast
 
Yesterday’s card was a 2 mana instant that would kill most creatures. Today, we have a 2 mana sorcery that will kill most creatures. Clearly, being a sorcery is a drawback here, especially with all the haste and/or dash creatures out there. There will also be some creatures with 6+ toughness that this won’t kill.
 
Even with those limitations, 2 mana to kill a creature is pretty strong. In a constructed mono-red deck, it’s a pretty good play, though there will be a fair number of times when an opponent has no creatures or only ones with flying. In limited, it’s an easy 2nd pick. 
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

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