Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
guy on MTGO told me to review this card, so why
not - it's random enough.
This might see some
play as pseudo-removal in block play. Get 2
damage on a morphed-in creature, then slide it for
the kill. Works great with combat tricks
too. Sideboard at best probably, but the
cycling ability also makes it good to blow through
your deck if it's no good. Outside of block,
though, I seriously doubt it will see play.
In limited, it's
pretty good. Again, blow through it if it's
crap, or play the tricks to get a kill. This
card is very underrated, though it's still one of
the last cards to get put in your limited deck.
This card is fun in
limited! Your opponent attacks with something
nasty like a 4/5 Exalted Angel, and they don't
have enough mana to remorph her. You Backslide it,
block with your 2/2 Glory Seeker and kill yourself
an Angel. =) Plus, it cycles... so it's
In constructed, it would be an interesting
sideboard card perhaps. Exalted Angels and other
morphing creatures are showing up in constructed
formats now, so it could be useful.
Limited: Conditional 3.5 from the board
Before Legions, this
was pure crap. Now, people will try to use this
to get another morph trigger out of their morph
creature. And they will find out that this is
still crap. There are many better effects that
will let you do what you would have done with
the morph trigger, andway.
In limited, this is
an even bigger POS. Yes, you can turn their
fatty face down. However, it will usually turn
right back face up again.
Do yourself a favor.
This card has one of two uses, depending on the
climate and time of year.
If you live in a
place where it snows, use this as an ice
scraper. If you don't, use it as a coaster.
Tuesday - Backslide
I want to say that this card is one of the most
terrible cards in the set. Unfortunately, I have
to honestly say that we lost a team draft because
our opponents played this card. Whatchya gonna do
when backslide runs wild on you! :(
I still thinks it's bad, mainly because it doesn't
serve any real purpose in either environment.
Tuesday - Backslide
Image this - your opponent morphs an Exalted Angel
and attacks in the sky. The only creature you have
is a 3/3 without flying. Before the declare
blockers step, you play Backslide to turn the
Exalted Angel face down, thus making it a 2/2 and
killing it with your 3/3 creature. Your opponent
could morph it again, but will need the mana to do
it. In situations like these, Backslide can be a
good card but situations like these are rare. I
would much rather run some sort of bounce spell
(preferably AEther Burst) that would be more
useful and generally good, whereas Backslide is
situational for morph creatures.
In an Onslaught Sealed or Draft, expect people to
play big morph creatures like Exalted, Blistering
Firecat, Hystrodon, Grinning Demon, and so on. Not
to mention, your removal options are limited.
In limited, it cycles, which is never bad, and
you can occasionally pull
some combat tricks with it so it's potentially
pseudo-removal, but it's
still not a first or even early pick card, and is
never assured of making
the deck. In constructed, it's just generically
inferior to bounce in most
cases, though that may change with the new morph
trigger cards in legions.
Limited - 3
I wanted to make a Blistering Firecat deck with
as you can reuse him now. There are no good
that I've seen to fuel that Idea, kinda like my
I still think its crap, minus cycling, perhaps
So for 2 mana I can
demorph, unmorph, or whatever the proper word is,
your creature or mine. Hmmm… That means that it is
still a 2/2 on the table and since you Morphed it
once I know you have the resources to do it again.
At least I can save myself from some surprise
tricks but that is about all. Hey the card cycles
for cheap and that has to be worth something, or
not. Maybe when Legions introduces some of the
When Morphed abilities this card will be better.
In Constructed the only way this card will help is
by Cycling in most games. Morph just isn’t as
prevalent or as powerful of a mechanic in most
constructed decks. Rate –1.00
In Limited Morph shines and this card can help a
little bit with morphed creatures and is always
good for a draw if needed. Rate 1.50