Category: Magic Card Reviews

Magic the Gathering card reviews and competitive analysis

Why a Magic the Gathering Vanilla Creature Holds a Special Place in My Heart

A vanilla creature from the Scars of Mirrodin set called Razorfield Thresher once single-handedly allowed me to beat Karn Liberated! Razorfield Thresher holds a special place in my heart.  It may just be a lowly artifact creature with awesome flavor text.  But this Thresher once won an important match in the Duels of the Planeswalkers […]

How Good is Chameleon Colossus in Magic the Gathering?

Chameleon Colossus has always been a fairly valuable Magic the Gathering card. It was originally printed in Morningtide and saw some play in Standard back then. With his versatility and power level, the Colossus has remained popular in tribal decks in casual “Kitchen Table” Magic, EDH, and even Modern. The price of Chameleon Colossus dropped […]

Happily Ever After – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Happily Ever After is one of the strangest alternate win condition cards in Magic the Gathering. This Enchantment card from the Throne of Eldraine set exists as a “story spotlight” for the backstory of Eldraine. The conditions which need to exist to win the game are very specific and difficult to attain. But, it has […]

The Top 20 Magic the Gathering Card Reviews on The Phoenix Desertsong

At one time, Magic the Gathering card reviews were my most successful and profitable content niche. It’s funny, as I started them purely for fun when I returned to Magic the Gathering during the New Phyrexia set prerelease. My first ever Magic card review was Urabrask the Hidden, which I plan to revisit thanks to […]

Neheb the Eternal – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Early returns on Hour of Devastation indicated that it wasn’t one of the most “valuable” Magic the Gathering sets of recent years. Of course, there are some good, playable cards in the set that trended positively when it came to singles sales. One of these is the Red mythic rare Legendary Minotaur, Neheb, the Eternal. […]

Bloodforged Battle-Axe – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

The Commander 2017 pre-constructed decks for Magic the Gathering introduced a number of strong cards for the Commander format. One of these is a one-mana Equipment called Bloodforged Battle-Axe, released in the Feline Ferocity deck with Arahbo, Roar of the World on the cover. It’s more than an improved version of Bonesplitter, because this Axe […]

Is Whims of the Fates a Good Card in Magic the Gathering?

After the unprecedented success of the Commander format in Magic the Gathering in 2011, many sets released soon afterward began featuring cards that didn’t seem to serve any purpose in Constructed decks. Indeed, Magic designers intentionally began to create cards clearly geared towards casual “kitchen table” play or multiplayer environments such as Commander. Whims of […]

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