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Fatal Push
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Fatal Push
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

Constructed: 4.50
Casual: 3.38
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.00
Commander [EDH]: 3.00

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James H. Fatal Push
 
Finishing off the week is Fatal Push, which miiiiight be a bit pushed. Bad pun, I know.
 
This is the one-mana kill spell black has been waiting for, honestly. The restriction on what it kills is reasonable (CMC 2 or less is enough in the early game), but revolt means it kills a shocking number of relevant creatures once it gets turned on. Modern and Legacy are populated almost exclusively with creatures whose CMCs are low enough to get nailed by Fatal Push, especially with revolt triggered, and those formats are rife with fetchlands and other tricks that enable revolt.
 
This is easily the best constructed card of the set. It's not great outside of tournament play, but this is what you want if you're in black, alongside spells to kill the handful of creatures this whiffs on.
 
Constructed: 5
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3
Commander: 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Fatal Push
 
It seems likely that this card was intended Look at Me, I'm the DCIto be an easy answer for Smuggler's Copter. Then they banned the Copter a week before Fatal Push's release date. While you guys look up the art for Look at Me, I'm the DCI, we should remember that a lot of the most commonly played cards in Modern do have a converted mana cost of exactly two, so it's not exactly like this card is going to be useless. I'm not sure it's worth sideboarding in solely to deal with mana elves and the like, but there are certain opponents against whom it will give you a strong advantage when used at the right time.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

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