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Toxic Deluge
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 Toxic Deluge
- Commander 2013 Edition

Reviewed November 13, 2015

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.50
Commander [EDH]: 5.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Toxic Deluge
 
This is one of the best cards with which to teach players about the advantages of paying life for things. Even in a "normal" scenario where you start with 20 life, you will often find you have enough of a margin to kill midgame creatures - and this originally appeared in a set intended for a 40-life format. Conversely, a 1- or 2-life payment often seems negligible when faced with token swarms, especially when the mana part of the cost is notably cheaper than other Damnation variants and allows you potentially more plays on that turn. Combined, these make Toxic Deluge not only one of the best board sweepers for casual format, but one of the best of all time.
 
Until next week, learn the lessons of history, and be a sorcerer.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Toxic Deluge which is a three mana Black sorcery that for X life gives all creatures -X/-X until end of turn. 
This is a very low mana board sweeper that is a bargain if factoring the opposing creatures as potentially dealing damage higher than the life payment.  The adjustable aspect can make it one sided and in a format like Commander the higher life point total further reduces the impact of paying a few life points.  Overall a very powerful card in Commander and quite strong in Multiplayer or other formats where it is available.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5
EDH/Commander: 5.0

Armuun
Toxic Deluge
 
A 3 drop boardwipe that skirts indestructible and regen effects? hell yes. This is great flavor for black, and it's a pretty great pick, provided you play a lot of lifegain/link stuff.  In EDH, who cares about the life cost. Play it if you're playing black.
 
Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 5
EDH: 5

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