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Reality Smasher
- Oath of Gatewatch

Reviewed January 12, 2016

Constructed: 3,75
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 3.00
Commander [EDH]: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Reality Smasher
 
I'd wager that if you showed this card's ability to players who didn't know where it actually came from, they'd have a wide range of guesses - and an even wider range of justifications - for which color it would go in. But of course, you and I know that it goes in any deck (as long as you have space for a few Wastes or Unknown Shores - and most decks should, right?), and few decks will regret including it. You may or may not remember Giant Solifuge; it was a favorite weapon for every deck that could cast it because it punished control decks for tapping out, demanded specific answers, and held its own in combat against creatures that the opponent cared about more than you cared about the Solifuge. You can say much the same things about Reality Smasher, but it's more resilient in combat and generates card advantage for you out of the types of answers that control decks tend to rely on. Despite its obvious threat, I suspect that a lot of decks still won't prepare adequately for it, so if you're in the style of deck that wants mid-cost creatures, you should use it as much as you're physically able to.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5


Armuun

Reality Smasher
 
A weird little 5 drop that fits the whole eldrazi flavor. a 5/5 with trample and haste for 5 cmc is a pretty big force by itself. Forcing every kill spell to become a 2-for-1 tradeoff is pretty dangerous. Most times, you'll be beating face with this guy as your opponent struggles to figure out if ditching an extra card is worth it. mid/late game, topdecking is a thing, making smasher an unparalleled threat. I wouldn't overly recommend going crazy with a playset, but it's probably not the worst idea. 
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 3


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