Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
5WU, Creature — Angel 4/4, Odyssey
Flying, protection from all colors
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.
|This lady is
not quite Morphling, but is definitely retarded in
Limited along the same level as the shapeshifter
was. If you open her up, you're drafting U/W
almost definitely. A solid 5.
In constructed, she's got
some qualities I like, but I don't see her face in
too many decks. A 3.5 due to high casting cost.
guess she's good? She costs 7 mana. She's a 4/4.
She's a gold creature. I guess you want
her in draft. Getting her into play via
recursion is nice. Otherwise... Aren't you
usually dead by the time you get to 7 mana?
Rating: She's my angel, of the morning, ba-by
is a card under much scrutiny.
Personally, I think that 7
mana is too much for what ends up being a kill
method of a control deck (of any such style). And
let's face it. When's the last time we saw anybody
play this in an aggressive deck (not counting
Reyanimator because that is more combo than
In Limited, though, she is a
beast (well, she's still an angel but you know
what I mean). Seven mana shouldn't end up being a
problem and she isn't very mana intensive. Getting
rid of her might be a major problem though.
She's a superstar
when she hits the board but getting her there is
tough at UW5. I can see her as a 1-2 copy kill
card in some classic u/w control decks and she
will do the job. Unfortunately, her casting cost
at 7 means it takes 9 to cast her with counter
backup and that's just too much for most decks
in today's metagame.
In limited she is an
auto first pick and a big winner. Her cost of 7
is still a bunch but in limited that is a much
more reachable goal. Once she's out she
dominates the board.
Ya know, not too many
of the angels in Magic are horrible. This
angel isn't horrible either. I have to say
that I'm not a huge fan of this card, but when it
hits the table, she commands AUTHORITY!!.
There are a lot of neat ways to get this card into
play in constructed and you can dodge the high
In limited, I think this card is just as good.
Being a 4/4 helps already. However,
players tend to have a bit more removal in
limited. However, I would still first pick
this sexy hunk of winged love if I was planning on
playing those colors. If I opened her first
pack, I might even flirt with her and let her
convince me to take those two colors even though
blue/white isn't overly strong in the current
This card spells
Game Over if it hits early enough. Protection from
colours is an incredible ability, giving your
opponent 5 turns to find a Wrath of God/Mutilate
style solution. The 7 mana required to cast it is
You'll see some constructed
decks hell-bent on getting one into play by
bizarre means, but the 4 damage per turn really
isn't worth it. In limited, it's stronger thanks
to the longer games, but still won't see play on
many occasions. So, in conclusion, this card could
have been great, but narrowly isn't due to the exorbitant
Constructed - 3
Limited - 4