Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Mageta the Lion
3.03 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 4.86 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 8, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
for the pro tour on the back of this guy in
sealed. Although I think I used his ability only
twice the entire day, he is a bomb. Cards don't
get much better than this guy in limited. A definite
He made his way into some
decks in constructed, and deserves a 3.5.
do they call him a Lion when most of the other
Lions suck? He doesn't suck He's the king of
lions, like Voltron. In fact, he's almost better
than Voltron, because he doesn't have to waste
time putting 5 lions together - he's just one
bad ass by himself.
Rating: Simba can suck *this*!
I have always liked Mageta
since he gives you constant, instant Wrath of
Gods. In Limited, this is a very impressive
ability that can make games very long and hard to
win for your opponent. In constructed, it's still
good, but you have things like Wrath of God and
possibly Rout to use that are more reliable to go
off instead of this guy.
How good is
Wrath of God? Good, you say? How about a Wrath of
God that you can use over and over again and get
to keep a 3/3 creature for yourself each time you
use it? Better? I think so! Well, the fact that
it's a creature means that it can be killed, but
this card saw play in many a control deck during
In Limited, this guy is
simply huge. Your opponent must kill him or else.
It's as simple as that. When its that obvious, you
better be picking him first.
Megeta is a good
card in my opinion. He blasts the world as an
ability, without blowing himself up. This makes
him broken. Unfortunately, his ability requires
him to tap, which means he doesn't attack after
using it (darn! Still, that would make him too
broken), and you are required to discard 2 cards
also. This held him back in type II, and this will
hold him back in extended. I give him a 3.5,
because being able to blast all creatures as an
ability is great, but not at the cost of 2 cards
and still 4 mana.
In limited, Wrath of God is
Wrath of God, and this card in limited is just
that much more insane compared to it. It broken
beyond belief, and you have to be smoking
crack.... and let me repeat that part, HAVE to be
smoking crack not to take this first pick. I want
to give it an 8, because in limited, it's that
insane, but, I'll settle for a 5.
is indeed the Lion King. How much mana would you
pay for a 3/3 creature and a Wrath of God that
didn't kill the 3/3 ? A plain vanilla 3/3 is
going to cost at least 4 under the current
costing scale, Wrath is no less than 5 and
probably 6-7 soon, and regenerating costs at
least 1, which totals to 10-12 mana but in
Mageta you get the package for 5 plus 2 cards
which is a huge bargain. Particularly now that
putting cards into your yard can be an asset. I
haven't made a list but Mageta ranks somewhere
in the top 5 of best white creatures ever.
(How many people Q'ed with this card in their
(Play me and win the game)
School ( What do you mean I can't regenerate my
He keeps it real.
He also was a defining card
in Masques Block Constructed. Sweepers have always
been valuable as reset buttons, Mageta was even
more of a value because he could serve for 3 after
he cleared the board.
Ultimately the fact that
Mageta is a creature is the reason why I don't
give it higher than 3 stars in constructed...
creatures have always been very fragile in this
game. Most standard decks will be able to deal
with Mageta before he can sweep the board and
that's why ultimately Wrath of God is superior.
Very strong. 4