Wizards Asks: 11/3/2009

Posted in Feature on November 3, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

What's the worst card you ever won a game with?

Monty Ashley: In my very first tournament, back in 1995, I brought a blue-black deck to a Fourth Edition constructed tournament. I made it using the following highly scientific method:

  1. Determine which blue cards are not already in my white-blue deck.
  2. Determine which black cards are not already in my black-red deck.
  3. Add 20 land

As you can see, I wasn't really prepared for a world where people did things like decide what cards belonged in their decks ahead of time. Still, I managed to win a game.

Here was the situation: I had an Abomination locking down the ground. My opponent had a fancy mono-white deck and was beating me down with a Serra Angel. So already, I'm pretty far behind on card quality.

Abomination
Serra Angel

My opponent attacked for the third or fourth time through the air. I held up a finger to indicate that he was prematurely marking my life down four points.

I played Jump on my Abomination.

Jump

Serra Angel: dead. Opponent's morale: crushed. Game: won.

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