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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 […]

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 […]

Rakdos Pit Dragon – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Printed in May 2006’s Magic the Gathering Dissension set, the Rakdos Pit Dragon doesn’t hold a flame to the Dragons printed today. But, at the time, this “build a better dragon” creature was not only playable, but even worthy of competitive action. From 2007 to 2014, this Dragon card saw Top 8 competitive play in […]

Assault Formation – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

When it was first revealed during Dragons of Tarkir spoiler season, Assault Formation was praised by casual and competitive players alike. It immediately reminded long-time players of the Legendary Creature Doran the Siege Tower, which made your creatures deal combat damage according to their power rather than toughness. Since Assault Formation was released, there have […]

Helm of the Gods – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Helm of the Gods is an equipment from the Magic Origins set that costs only 1 mana to cast with an equip cost of only 1 mana. The Helm gives its equipped creature +1/+1 for each enchantment you control. In decks that live and die with Enchantments, this artifact is definitely worth considering. Does it […]

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