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Crux of Fate
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Crux of Fate
- Fate Reforged

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.40
Limited: 4.33
Multiplayer: 4.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Crux of Fate

The idea that there is one moment in time, upon which everything that comes after turns, and which single-handedly makes or remakes the universe, is a popular one. I'm not sure how much that works in real life, but for now it only matters that it works in fantasy settings. Perhaps this card symbolizes Sarkhan's ability to choose whether Tarkir's (new) present will be dominated by dragons or by humanoids? Metaphysics and storyline issues aside, I don't think black has had quite as straightforward an effect like this since Damnation. You guys already know how to play with Damnation, and one that can be one-sided with the right creatures in your deck is even scarier.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Crux of Fate which is a five mana Black sorcery that has a choice of either destroying all dragons or all non-dragons.  For one mana more than a Damnation this does allow designing around it to be one-sided, plus is allowed in Standard. Those two factors alone will get this play and possibly some offbeat decks designed around it as a finisher.
 
In Limited this is a board sweeper that can leave creatures on your side of the field with a fortunate draft pool and is far too much of a risk to pass in Booster unless absolutely necessary.  In Sealed it is a very powerful incentive to build around black, particularly with any dragons available as a possible (if somewhat unlikely) game-ending combination.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Mattedesa

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Crux of Fate
 
Anything that basically reads "Destroy all creatures" is going to be powerful and have its place in decks. Anything that basically says "Destroy all creatures EXCEPT something you control" has the potential to be huge. There will be times when an opponent has dragon creatures and non-dragon creatures at the same time, making this only a selective kill spell, but if you build your deck right, you can make this happen for you more often than it helps your opponent. 
 
One of these days I want to activate my Mutavault in response to someone playing this to destroy all non-dragons and say "Ha! Mutavault is a dragon! It scoffs at your board wipe!"
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


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