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Coming to a city near you Dec 2012 ;-P

~"Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! "
Posted By: Tempered_Tempest (7/16/2011 9:45:30 AM)


I love cards without flavor text. However, the Sorin quote is so amazing that I would make an exception for this card.
Posted By: kiseki (3/16/2012 10:29:51 AM)


To say this is "Worse than Wrath of God" is just being closed minded. Sometimes there's more to Magic than just wiping the entire board clean. Imagine the upper hand you could get with this card if you stacked your deck to have regenerators, and your opponent didn't.
Posted By: Fenizrael (8/12/2011 5:53:25 AM)


@ Iwachiten

Stave Off doesn't interact with Day of Judgment

I can't believe how many people make that mistake, it even says right below Stave Off that is doesn't work that way.

Does Day of Judgment deal Damage?
Does Day of Judgment Enchant or Equip?
Does Day of Judgment Block?
Does Day of Judgment Target?

It destroys the creature, not the same as dealing damage, and it doesn't target it, it doesn't work with Stave Off at all.

Damage, when you deal damage, as indicated by the phrase "deal 'X' damage" you place damage counters on a creature, if these counters would be greater than the toughness of the creature, the creature is destroyed, damage actually doesn't modify toughness (otherwise you could kill a Spearbreaker Behemoth with 2 Lightning Bolts). Creatures with protection negate those damage counters being placed on it.

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Posted By: ICEFANG13 (9/6/2011 2:55:08 PM)


They could have put the Sorin Markov quote from the Zendikar version of this card back in M12 since he's actually in the core set now. Its a great quote, and fits the card perfectly.
Posted By: Nagoragama (7/7/2011 4:47:47 PM)


NOT strictly worse than wrath of god. Combo it with asceticism to save some of your own creatures.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (3/17/2012 9:07:17 PM)


No flavour text always makes me sad with magic cards.
Posted By: BlandBoy (8/9/2011 8:01:36 PM)


Well, there's not much for me to say about the power level of the card itself. Wrath of God has proven itself to be a powerful card with applications in many formats. It's been a staple in white decks since the game began, and I don't expect that to change any time soon.

Personally, however, I am not a huge fan of Day of Judgment's spot in the color pie. I think "Destroy all creatures" should be a black ability more than a white ability. From where I'm standing, the Hallowed Burial/Final Judgment version has a much whiter feel to it--all of white's other removal is "nonlethal", exiling, tucking, or otherwise disabling the creature rather than outright killing it. White mana can be destructive, of course, but it seems to me like a true white board sweeper should be more like Planar Cleansing for a clean sweep, as opposed to a living-creatures-only Wrath of God affair. Also, it's a little awkward ... (see all)
Posted By: mutantman (7/30/2011 11:47:01 PM)


I love the lack of a quote, flavor text, even special abilitys.

Everything Dies

Thats all it needs to say, now that "dies" is in the M12 dictionary, and applies only to creatures. Love it.
Posted By: SniperJolly (7/16/2011 3:39:28 PM)


Wrath of God isn't standard playable though, but yes, that is strictly better. Regeneration isn't always something that is on the field though, neither is the mana to activate it.

Anyhow, I liked the Sorin Markov quote as well. They never seem to get flavor text right do they? Field wipes will always be my favorite form of removal. Nothing like saying "No" to shroud.

Posted By: sniper_ix (7/10/2011 3:18:36 PM)


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