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Otherworldly Outburst
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Otherworldy Outburst
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

Constructed: 2.88
Casual: 2.88
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 2.50
Commander [EDH]: 2.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Otherworldly Outburst
 
This is one of the strangest cards I've seen recently. It's a combat trick that doesn't help a creature survive (compare Kindled Fury); it's a counter-removal spell that you get by splashing red; it's a creature-based token generator that you can use on your opponent's creature. Neither of those, nor any of its other quirks, are a bad thing. The color pie needs to be looser, like it was when Magic became a pop-culture phenomenon in the 1990s, and I look forward to many years of using it to turn Birds of Paradise into a major attacker and getting blown out by it when my opponent is playing Sligh.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Otherworldly Outburst (8/11)
 
This is a cute combat trick whose point is to put a 3/2 body on your board through creative means. Note that you can cast it on any creature, and you get the token when the creature dies, regardless of controller.
 
I don't think it's amazing in Constructed; +1/+0 is not worth a card, so you need to be able to guarantee that you can kill something the turn it resolves. I could see it being a fun toy in certain builds, though, like with Mirrorwing Dragon or Zada.
 
Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 2
Commander: 1.75

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