Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Planeswalkers Fury

“Planeswalker’s Fury” is a red enchantment spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planeshift.”  This seems to be a pretty good card provided that you are using an aggressive red deck.  As long as you are pummeling your opponent into a bloody pump, you can get a lot out of using Planeswalker’s Fury.  Currently, Planeswalker’s Fury is legal in the following formats: Invasion block (“Invasion,” Planeshift, and “Apocalypse”), Legacy, Vintage, Freeform, Prismatic, Tribal Wars Classic, Classic, Singleton 100, Commander, and EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander).

The converted mana cost for Planeswalker’s Fury is three.  You will need one red mana and two colorless mana to play Planeswalker’s Fury from your hand onto the battlefield.  For what Planeswalker’s Fury can do, the casting cost is definitely worth it.  Keep in mind that Planeswalker’s Fury is an enchantment spell.  That means Planeswalker’s Fury is susceptible to anything and everything that affects let alone targets enchantment spells.  That means spells such as “Naturalize,” “Disenchant,” and so forth will pop off Planeswalker’s Fury and send it to the graveyard.

What does Planeswalker’s Fury do in the first place?

By paying one red mana and three colorless mana, you target an opponent unless otherwise.  S/he reveals a card from his/her hand at random.  You end up dealing X points of damage to that player.  X is equal to the revealed card’s converted mana cost.  If the card had the converted mana cost of six, you would deal six points of direct damage to the card’s owner.  

The ability of Planeswalker’s Fury is simply and dry.  However, there is one question that needs to be asked: How do you get the most out of Planeswalker’s Fury?

One way would be to have “Furnace of Rath” which will double the damage from sources.  Using the previous example with the card with the converted mana cost of six, Furnace of Rath would double the damage points to twelve.  Twelve points of damage will definitely go a long way.

This is even more useful due to the existence of planeswalkers.  You can use this to take out planeswalkers such as “Elspeth, Knight-Errant,” “Sorin Markov,” “Jace, the Mind Sculptor,” “Gideon Jura,” “Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker,” and so forth.  If you get lucky, you can use a combination of Planeswalker’s Fury and Furnace of Rath to get rid of a planeswalker in one blow.

Overall, Planeswalker’s Fury seems to come in pretty handy for the most part.  With the right combination of cards to compliment it, Planeswalker’s Fury is a pretty potent red card to have.