Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Viridian Shaman is 2 for 1 card advantage. If you
are not playing artifacts yourself, or if the rest
of the environment is artifact heavy, it's main
deck playable. Otherwise, a nice economical
sideboard card for green.
In limited, it's
amazing in such an artifact laden environment. You
will find a use for it against your opponent in
Mirrodin limited, almost guaranteed.
The new Uktabi
Orangutan. This is also an elf, which is a big
bonus in the days where tribes matter. It all
depends on the amount of artifacts in the
environment. If there are a lot, you play this.
If there are some, it all depends on whether you
have any. If you don't, then this should receive
strong consideration. If you play artifacts, put
this in the board, because if you're the only
one who has artifacts, you'll have to blow one
of yours up.
In limited, this is
amazing. Lots of artifacts to blow up, and a
warm body to boot.
I suppose it's debatable whether cantripping
removal or removal + gray ogre
is better. In any case, this card was good when
it was printed before,
and this time it's an elf to boot. roughly
equivalent to a nekrataal in
limited, and she serves her function admirably in
without the mana burn. I like it.
What really irks me
about green in Mirrodin, is that more often than
not, you need to pay 3 mana and 3 life to remove
a troublesome artifact. Only once have I used
the mana that I got from deconstruct, and that
was to pump the flying beatstick I liek to call
clockwork dragon. (Which I eventually had to
sacrifce to my molder slug...oops) Viridian
shaman allows you to destroy naughty artifacts.
Combine her with Wirewood Symbiote, and you can
bring the beat down on artifact decks.
Constucted - she be
a grey ogre ( a 3 CC 2/2) with a sometimes
useful ability. Stick her in the sideboard
unless playing tribal.
Limited - she be a
grey ogre with an oftentimes useful abiltiy.
Maindeck stuff. (remembr, creatures are the key
to limited games)
Constructed rating -
Limited rating - 4
Too tired to think
of additional rating - 5
Well, the best thing about this card is the great
artwork, Scott Fischer did
a wonderful job. This is more of a sb card, since
paying 3 for a 2/2 elf
is'nt that great, when you could get a 2/3 for GG
with the Elvish Warrior.
And since this is more of a sideboard card vs
decks where you want to
destroy artifacts, naturalize would be a better
choice because it is cheaper
and an instant.
Casual Rating: 4
Art Rating: 5
Ah, the new version of
Uktabi Orangutan. This card is useful in green
decks as it puts the pressure on slower, artifact
decks with a one-two punch of a 2/2 body and a
devastating CIP effect. However, like yesterday's
Annul, it's just a Gray Ogre as long as your
opponent doesn't have artifacts, and it's an
overcosted 2/2 with a drawback if you control an
artifact of your own. This card is great in
Mirrodin limited, and it combos well with Crystal
Shard if your opponent is piling on the artifacts.
Mirrodin Constructed: 5
Type 2: 4
Mirrodin Limited: 4