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The Final Sorcery

Hello one and all!  This is the final question in our series, and it comes with a bit of a surprise.  We need the answers to all these questions by this Friday!  This one is for sorceries!  It’s the same deal as before – in the comments on this post, give us a sorcery, any sorcery at all, and tell us why you’re picking it.  The only rules are the same as the rest: no repeats and no Un-cards.  Other than that, use whatever criteria you want.  You could pick out your favorite, the worst one ever, one that your friend plays that makes you want to stab in the face with a pointed stick…whatever.

Since we need all these answers by the end of Friday, I’m going to link to all the others here so you can go back and answer them if you haven’t yet.  Please do, we need lots and lots of feedback!

Deck List Poll






Sorceries (you’re in that one, hey dummy)

Remember, we need all of these by the end of the night on Friday, Sept 23. Whatever Brian has planned, apparently he’s going to do stuff with it on Saturday.  He’s going out of town all week after that, so this is it.

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  1. Josh McCurley
    September 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Shahrazad. It makes the people crazy!

  2. Magnor Criol
    September 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    There’s so many to choose from I’m just going to have to go with a spur of the moment choice and regret it later as everyone else chooses ones I like as well. =p

    Genesis Wave. It’s pretty awesome on its own, and it leads to just completely awesome moments.

    (It’s also ridiculously fun in a Riku mana ramp/copy stuff EDH deck – “I Genesis Wave for 22…and copy it. I put my library onto the battlefield.”

  3. Samuel Sedgman
    September 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Demonic Tutor, because few can top its usefulness. Any card in your deck for 1(B) extra?! Yes please.

  4. Dylan
    September 23, 2011 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    *in chocolate rain voice* Stone Raaaaain!
    Land destruction is fun. If you’re the one who’s doing it.

    • Dylan
      September 23, 2011 at 12:10 am | Permalink

      Also, you guys aren’t planeswalkers? eh, i guess there aren’t enough of them anyway

      • Dylan
        September 23, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

        aren’t *doing* planeswalkers. you guys clearly are planeswalkers

  5. Myke Okuhara
    September 23, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Shivan Meteor. Because 13 is a funny number. Sure, Innistrad will be introducing a couple new 13 damage cards, but Shivan Meteor got there first.

  6. Daniel Adams
    September 23, 2011 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    My choice here is Browbeat.

    This card is amazing. Firstly it’s efficient, Either 2R for 5 to the Face or 2R for 3 cards. It’s hard to beat that as a red player.

    Secondly, in multiplayer it can start some real political grudges, if the person on the highest life just lets them pass it over they can often get a rather large poke-in-the-face a couple of turns later.

    Thirdly the artwork, admitedly I have a playset of each art, both is amazing. What is better than who is think is Khamahl (? Maybe ?) roughing up some blue mages for their lunch money (Or spells? Lunch spells? Maybe? ). The second art admittedly being slightly worse is what looks like an overgrown smurf chosing between offering himself to the firey maw of red mana, or death by circular saws, super meat boy fashion, that is the kind of evil genius I want to inspire as a planeswalker dammit!

    And finally I’ve had some great times with this card, playing it is just fun, its a nice interactive card for multiplayer, that encourages shifty glances around the table, “Is he going to pay?” “Well I’m not paying I’m on 6!” “You have a Platinum Angel!” “I’ll pass” “I’ll Pass” “I’ll draw three then!” there is nothing quite as good as having an active Pyromancer’s ascension and Browbeating.

  7. Dirk Pijnenburg
    September 23, 2011 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Difficult, there are so many I like.

    At the moment I am impressed by Cataclysm.

    Mainly because recently I have lost every game that this card was played against me.

  8. Ben Ahrendt
    September 23, 2011 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Mine is probably Steelshaper’s Gift. It was a gift from a friend (funnily enough) and I’ve treasured it ever since. The ideal turn one play in my Kemba deck is Plains, tap, Steelshaper’s Gift, so I have great confidence in saying I love this card.

  9. Phil Bohn
    September 23, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Rites of Spring. Being a music major (The Rite of Spring is a big famous piece of music written by Stravinsky, premiering in 1913), I couldn’t pass this card up. It’s currently found its home in my Karador, Ghost Chieftain EDH deck, and is always useful to me. I can pitch as many creatures as I want to go get some lands and then bring those creatures back anyway, and for only 2 mana. Absolutely bonkers in the right decks and it’s absolutely bonkers in mine. Great card and really takes me back to when I started playing the game.

  10. TapThisKillThat
    September 23, 2011 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Cruel Ultimatum!!!

    It’s my first BIG sorcery i pulled from a pack 🙂 I remember the first time i played this and it COMPLETELY turned the game around for me 🙂

    • Garthok84
      September 23, 2011 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      TapThisKillThat stole my first answer, so I’m going to go with an equally iconic sorcery and go with the old school Fireball. I love me an X spell. I will first pick Fireball a lot of the time in draft. It’s always either a game changer or game ender.

  11. Andrew Babcock
    September 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink


    Because killing 5 really isn’t enough!!!!!

  12. thewachman (Mr. Suitcase on MTGCast)
    September 23, 2011 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    All Sun’s Dawn

    I love returning 5 cards from my graveyard and then wrecking people all over again!!!!

  13. September 23, 2011 at 11:35 am | Permalink


    I just think its a nice card. Efficient, and a non-rare sweeper (kind of)

  14. September 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    to round off my mono-U selection, i’m going with my all-time favorite card: Rite of Replication. It’s-a-clone, here-a-clone, there-a-clone everywhere-a-clone-clone. Okay i realize i chose copydudes for almost every category (vesuvan shapeshifter, copy enchantment, and now this). I should’ve picked Cackling Counterpart, Vesuva and Phyrexian Metamorph. hahaha MONO-U CLONES 4LYF

  15. PottsRox
    September 23, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Tooth and Nail- do I really need to say more?

  16. Jace Beleren
    September 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Final Fortune.

    I’m fond of last minute risk cards as well as goofy win conditions. The quote is possibly one of my most absolute favorites. “A reward is worthless if you aren’t around to enjoy it.”

    • September 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

      RTFC! Final Fortune’s an Instant! Please try again :p

  17. Austin
    September 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Tezzerits Gambit
    So much fun, counters and card draw
    even on turn three

  18. Jose Lorenzo de Jesus
    September 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink


    creatures for all! welcome progen and emmy!:D

  19. Jfd
    September 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Wheel Of Fortune! Drawing Seven is always fun! 🙂

  20. SkeetWo
    September 26, 2011 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    When Damnation/WoG are just to main stream.

  21. ChuChuJelly
    September 28, 2011 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Damn I’m too late with everything of this poll thing! Oh well, I hope it turns out cool, whatever it’s supposed to be!

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