Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Limited: 2.21 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed April 9, 2002
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can be very overpowered but can also suck
hardcore. I would not draft it highly at all, and
think it has to have other cards to make it
better. It does nothing by itself, but can
effectively dominate the board in the right
situation. A 2.5 in limited, a 2 in constructed.
would not believe how popular these are on Magic
Online. For the life of me, I can't figure out
why. By the time you can get it on the table and
use it, you're dead.
Rating: Somewhere between Bosium Strip and Ice
Over the history of
MTG there have been many artifacts that did cool
things (Chimeras, Jaymade Tome, Draco, Aladdin's
Ring for example) but were really to costly to
make much of a splash in constructed decks. I
think Mirari fits into the same category. The
ability to copy a spell like Giant Growth or
Incinerate is powerful but a casting cost of 5
plus 3 to activate Mirari just doesn't fit. It's
not a bad card it's just an out of place card in
the current environment.
In Limited it is a
little better, mostly because in most limited
games the cost is payable and the effect it has
can devastate an opponent who has a much smaller
number of good cards in Limited as opposed to
Tip of the Day- It's now 5 days until the
tourney. Do you have your deck in at least a
testable form yet ? If you don't it is time to
really get after it. Unless you are amazing you
should need Wednesday through Friday for fine
tuning and sideboard decisions. Don't put it off
because you do want to win...don't you ?
like it shold be better than it is conceptually.
Seeing how R&D has made cards over the
last few years, leads me to believe that this card
is meant to go into some type of combo deck.
However, right now it hasn't found a good
home. Maybe the cards that work with it are
still on the horizon.
Now, if I were to open this card in a draft, I
would take it. Maybe. That would all
depend on what spells I had that were worth using
Mirari on. Also, it would depend on how
expensive my other spells already were.
One of the hotter
cards when Odyssey first came out, this card's
value has dropped. The problem is that it
costs 5 mana. Getting to 5 mana, and then making
sure of getting it out and keeping it out for a
turn is increasingly unlikely, as either (a) The
game is over be the 5th turn (or nearly so), or
(b) there's a counterspell or disenchant effect
waiting for it.
I'd play this in
limited if I had 2-3 spells to fork though, as
the limitations aren't typically quite as
Coming down from
our straight 5 euphoria from yesterday, we have
The well-hyped, highly
overrated card in Odyssey, that was suppose to
kick a lot of booty, but has turned into little
more than trade fodder for little kids who don't
know much better. The truth is that Mirari is bad.
Bad in the sense that it's slow, and this format
has no place for it.
They've got the concept
right, but the way they pulled it off was poor,
and turned the card into a useless card. Still, it
has it's uses in some decks right now. I've seen
it pulled off in counterburn with Urza's Rage, and
I've seen it played in a fun deck with token
makers (and the stupid thing was that that deck
worked pretty well). Still, it's uses are too
little, and too easy to beat to make an impact on
the format. I give it a 2 in Constructed.
In limited, it's kind of a
janky card. It's a 22 or 23 card for your deck,
and only really if you have a lot of token
generators or removal. Otherwise, it's uses are
few, and pointless at best. In limited, a 2 also.
Draft doesn't really need a Fork'ish card. As
almost implied above, this card has combo
potential. Almost to the point where it is one of
the most playable cards in the game. Still, it
will take an amazing deck to pull it off, and it
will need to survive a lot of things. It's
possible, but highly unlikely in my eyes.
From the little testing I've
seen I think Burn has the best chance of being
abused by Mirari. The flexible nature of burn can
only be magnified by Mirari, there will never be a
time where you can't find another target for a
burn spell when it can target either a creature or