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Anything but balanced.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/1/2011 7:24:01 AM)


Why is everything in BOLD? Also, this is the highest-rated card i've seen yet.
@Cheza; I really hope you don't get an R&D job any time soon.
Posted By: luca_barelli (12/10/2011 11:46:19 AM)


Balance will wreck you every day of the week, even Wednesday.
Posted By: bark_at_the_moonn (11/16/2008 11:35:18 AM)


Is it ironic that a card named balanced is one of the most unbalanced and broken cards ever made?
Posted By: VoidedNote (9/5/2010 11:10:10 PM)


Aaron’s Random Card Comment of the Day #56, 1/12/11

There are a few patently absurd things going on with the card Balance.

1) The card itself. Few cards in the history of Magic are this powerful. It is banned in Legacy and restricted in Vintage (granted, it isn’t a big player in Vintage, mostly because it is hard to predict how most decks are going to play out with regard to lands, creatures, and cards in hand). But just try playing it in a game using otherwise “normal” cards--it is a complete and utter backbreaker for only two mana.

2) The fact that it took players so long to figure out how good it was. Developer Erik Lauer, genius that he is, understood the power of Balance almost immediately back in the Alpha-Beta days (play Moxes, play Jayemdae Tome, Balance down to nothing), but in general the community didn’t grasp how broken this card was for at least a couple of years.

3) The card was reprinted multiple times, thro... (see all)
Posted By: Aaron_Forsythe (1/12/2011 11:04:03 PM)


It seems like Aaron's bolding in his comment broke something. I would put my bet on some fault in the part of the commenting code that shortens long comments.
Posted By: KicktheCAN (1/13/2011 7:24:23 PM)


The brave and the BOLD
sorry. Balance? Its insane. Ran into it in ME4 limited the other day and just barely survived.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/30/2011 5:10:44 AM)


Balance is one of the best white cards of all time. On the surface, Balance appears to be the ultimate equalizer. But white's primary strength is its enchantments, and Balance leaves those alone. It also doesn't touch artifacts. This means it is relatively easy to tailor a deck around Balance. The real strength of the card, however, is its ability to destroy land. Balance is a centerpiece in many White Weenie decks, because those decks rarely play more than two or three lands at a time. Your opponent will not be able to cast best spells when landlocked by Balance.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (2/15/2009 10:43:12 PM)


Just use your Zuran Orb before you cast it!
Posted By: bagilis (9/3/2010 1:55:10 AM)


balance is also very adaptable to different circumstances and needs, creatureless decks, decks with sac outlets, can make its effects one sided when the ability to get some benefit is built in, combine that with its very low cost and you have a winner.
Posted By: davidhuman (5/3/2009 12:29:50 PM)