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Foul-Tongue Invocation
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Foul-Tongue Invocation
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed September 11, 2015

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3
Commander [EDH]: 4

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Foul-Tongue Invocation
 
If you wished, you could see this card's text as having the word "dragon" added just to emphasize Dragons of Tarkir's theme; but I actually don't mind that so much. I kind of like when cards are designed to interact with different cards, or different classes of cards, because it makes things seem more unique and less interchangeable. You can certainly use this as a generic Cruel Edict effect in those dragon-based control decks that I understand see play in Standard sometimes, but it also fits in more casual theme decks and can be played in limited, even if you weren't lucky enough to get a suitable dragon to go with it. 
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Foul-Tongue Invocation which is a three mana Black instant that has a player sacrifice a creature and if you reveal a dragon card you gain four life.  There have been multiple similar cards over the years with Tribute to Hunger probably the closest and in a deck with dragons or Changeling cards this is often better.  A potential four life instead of a likely one to three is nice, though while this can be better it is more situational and only belongs in certain theme decks or formats where options are more limited.  Definitely playable and another weapon in Commander or Standard, but other options exist for Modern and older formats.
 
In Limited this is an excellent low cost removal option that is a clear second pick in Booster after a Black rare or a first choice in a weak pack.  In Sealed this can encourage splashing Black or playing the color outright and the potential life gain adds value with any dragons in the primary color.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


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