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Null Rod
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 Null Rod
- Weatherlight

Reviewed November 20, 2015

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 2.00
Multiplayer: 2.00
Commander [EDH]: 2.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Null Rod
 
I love the little language game Gerrard and Hanna play in this card's flavor text. Their saga also would have made for a good comic book storyline, come to think of it. They may no longer be in the storyline spotlight, but you'll probably find that Null Rod is in the spotlight for eternal formats surprisingly often. Unlike many cards with similar effects, it does affect mana abilities, and so has been a weapon of choice against Moxes and Lotuses since basically the day it was released. Beyond such settings, it's somewhat of a solution looking for a problem - it definitely stops a lot of crazy Esper stuff, Master Transmuter, and Ravager Affinity, but it's not your only option and there are less overkilling ways to shut them down. You have to be even more careful about using it in formats like Commander, where your own deck may end up depending on some of the same artifact staples and you have multiple opponents who will perceive you as a target.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Armuun
Null Rod
 
:sigh: ...Really? You couldn't have made this a 4 drop to cover all bases, maybe tacked on a payment and a tap just to keep it slightly fairer? ...for now, skip.
 
Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1
Multiplayer: 1
EDH: 2

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