Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Hmm... could be considered as a sideboard card for
black against decks running Exalted Angel.
Turn 4 Angels smacking you upside the head are
really bad for you in most cases, and this could
slow them down so they have to be hard cast for 6
mana. The trouble with this is, once they know you
have this, they won't be playing Morphs face down,
and this then becomes a totally useless card. When
you weigh whether or not delaying an angel for 2
turns is worth a card being useless in your deck,
this card probably doesn't measure up.
If some crazy morph deck becomes all the rage,
then this card could become useful, but I don't
see that happening as of yet.
Now in limited, this card is a different story.
More often than not, you can expect a turn 3 morph
from your opponent. A well-timed Fatal Mutation
will assure that that morph will always be a 2/2
Grey Ogre and never a better creature. It may
still flip for a trick, but it won't survive the
flip, at least. Think of it as a cheap insurance
policy. In draft, it's a mid to late pick, but
worth considering if you're playing black.
Prevents a creature
from being anything more than a grizzly bear.
Doesn't prevent them from getting their use out
of the morph trigger, though, so it's not that
In limited, it's
worse, because you don't know which one you are
hitting with this. I wouldn't play it.
Fatal Mutation is some
nice low-cost removal but it is only effective
against Morph and also doesn't kill the unmorphed
2/2. Depending on the environment you play in,
Morph will be more or less important and so will
Constructed - I
would almost always rather have a more direct form
of removal but it is okay in the right metagame -
Limited - Lots of
Morph but which one is the key creature to play
this on - 2.00
PEZ - Very little
Morph in the environment - 1.00
it's sort of removal. I'd rather pay one more
mana and smother whatever it is.
Limited: So it
keeps them from unmorphing, you still have a 2/2
running around on your opponents side of the
If you know they've got an angel or some other
morph critter you couldn't
otherwise handle (meaning you're for some reason
playing black and didn't
get any other removal), you side this in- in
limited. In constructed, this
is a proxy vampiric tutor or something.
In constructed this is useless...
In limited its pretty much the same story.
Seems like a cheap kill spell until you realize
not morphing that creature isn't THAT big of a
deal. Only knowing the right creature to stop
would make this any good. Which is pretty much
impossible and or situation as could be. Since it
just sits there and keeps a 2/2 being a 2/2, this
card is a waste.