About 4th Edition
4th Edition marks the time when Magic the Gathering went mainstream. This set was marked by a significant drop in power levels. Gone are the Power Nine (Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, Time Walk, Time Twister, Mox Jet, Mox Ruby, Mox Pearl, Mox Sapphire and Mox Emerald) and the dual lands (Taiga, Savannah, Underground Sea, Bayou, Plateau etc). Let us see what each color got.
Black – Notable cards are Terror, Dark ritual, Hypnotic Specter, Black Knight and Sengir Vampire.
Blue – Notable cards are Counterspell, Majamotti Djinn, Unsummon, Control Magic and Lord of Atlantis.
Green – Notable cards are Killer Bees, Hurricane, Giant Growth, Birds of Paradise and Llanowar Elves.
Red – Notable cards are Lightning Bolt, Pyroclasm, Shivan Dragon, Bloodlust and Stone Rain.
White – notable cards are Armageddon, Wrath of God, Swords to Plowshares, White Knight and Crusades.
Artifact – Notable cards are Nevinyrral’s Disk, Ivory tower, The Rack, Black Vise and Rod of Ruin.
4th Edition is pretty balanced in terms of not being too powerful. The set however was littered with garbage cards such as Laces and useless artifacts. The collation was awful as well. It was very hard to pull good stuff out of cards and most packs contained crap rares.
Nevertheless, the set was fun to play with. I would recommend this to old school players.