Category: Magic Card Reviews

Magic the Gathering card reviews and competitive analysis

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 […]

Demanding Dragon – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Demanding Dragon is a rare creature card from Magic the Gathering’s 2019 Core Set. It may surprise you that the five-mana Dragon is former a #1 TCGPlayer bestseller. Besides having five power and toughness, when it enters the battlefield, this Dragon deals five damage to an opponent unless that opponent sacrifices a creature. How good […]

Chandra, Flame’s Fury – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

In most cases, a Planeswalker Deck exclusive like Chandra, Flame’s Fury would be little more than a fun casual curiosity. The planeswalkers in these decks are greatly powered down mirrors of their counterparts in their respective sets. But, with Magic’s Core Set 2020, Chandra planeswalkers are more important than ever. Thanks to a little rare […]

Adventurous Impulse – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Adventurous Impulse is a one-mana Sorcery card from Magic the Gathering’s Dominaria set. This card would be reprinted in the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths set, Therefore, it’s been present in multiple Standard formats, and it’s been useful in both of them. Adventurous Impulse would also appear as a Mystical Archive in the Strixhaven set, but […]

Bitter Feud – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Magic: the Gathering has many cards which do similar things. Bitter Feud is one such card that acts as a sort of redundancy for existing cards. To be fair, Bitter Feud is one exclusive card from the Commander 2014: Built from Scratch deck that took time to find some love. Its effect is essentially the […]

Dismiss into Dream – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Dismiss into Dream is an Enchantment card from Magic the Gathering’s 2014 Core Set, which introduced a great many new Enchantments into the game. While its seven mana casting cost made it extremely clunky for competitive play, it has a powerful effect that Commander players can easily take advantage of, especially now in 2022. What […]

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