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Balance
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 Balance
- Alpha+

Reviewed May 26, 2015

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.75
Commander [EDH]: Banned 

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Balance which equalizes creatures and lands in play plus cards in hand.  It is banned in nearly every format and for good reason as used fully it can dominate almost any game state.  There are many ways to design a deck to take advantage of Balance and even alone it can be a situational Wrath of God, reduce opposing mana sources, cards in hand, or any combination of the three.  Overall a very flexible and powerful card that has potential far above the typical power curve at two mana.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


Armuun

Balance
 
One of those cards that's great in multiplayer, and still pretty good in 1v1. It's combo bait for b/w decks that run gravepact and such, It that betrays comes to mind, but if you have that on board, you're probably in the lead anyway. pretty self-explanatory. 
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 5
Commander [EDH]: Banned (5 if it weren't)


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Balance
 
This card's name and mechanical setup are very sneaky, almost a game within a game if you like. Once you figure out that this card only involves "balance" if players involved have creatures and cards in hand, and if somebody isn't getting a significant amount of mana from artifacts, it becomes arguably the best removal spell in the history of Magic. Wrath of God may be the one that got all the attention and has the effect named after it, but it can't attack people's hands at the same time - much less at a mana cost far below what these effects together would cost on any separate cards.
 
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5 (if not banned!)


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