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Reviewed February 11, 2004
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game store owner in CA,
Okay, so this is
supposed to be good in Extended and Type 1. Turn 1
Land Mox Mox, make your opponent's moxen cost 3 to
play. Put a little kink in your opponent's
plan to take you out turn 1 or 2.
In Type 2, it just
doesn't do enough. If you want to play it against
weenies, by the time you get it down, they already
have items down and are beating on you. It slows
them slightly, but not enough to make the space
taken up in your deck worth it.
In limited, it's dumb.
You have no idea what your opponent will be
playing, but chances are it's not a tuned weenie
deck that needs a leash on your part. Skip this
dumb in casual too, as most casual players like
2 (Type 2)
Current Price: $7.50
*game store employee
I am already hating this card. More annoying
than anything, because while it is a good
sideboard card against affinity and weenie
decks, you are first assuming this will resolve
against affinity, and they won't have a way to
get rid of it, and it matters enough against
them to make a difference. While the general
premise of this card is good, it really doesn't
do anything on its own, and thus, doesn't help
you win. I'd stay away from it.
In casual, unless you like a big bulls-eye on
your chest that says "Eliminate Me," then stay
away from this card. Nobody likes this effect,
and it's pretty much ineffectual against most
casual decks anyway.
In limited, again, it doesn't do anything. Just
pass on it.
* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)
* pro tour player
* Scrye writer since 2002
This a week full of
fun cards. Well, honestly, this card isn't
really fun for someone when it's in play. There
are a few decks with the cheap creatures that
will really hate this card. Overall, I think
most decks can muster reasonable answers to
this. This card is highly popular right now,
but we may have to wait a few weeks to see how
popular this card really gets. It's pretty safe
to assume that this card will give Psychatog
decks a headache in extended.
Casual players are
often playing cards that cost more than three,
so this isn't that big of an issue. Truth be
told, the only way it's useful in casual play is
if they are playing a combo deck of some sort.
In limited, this card is about useless.
5 Time Pro Tour
Level 2 Judge
What kind of card is this? Is this supposed to
seriously inhibit your
opponent's affinity SO much that you actually run
a bunch of these in your
constructed decks? I don't see it, but I have
heard other players that I
respect say this is a good card. I think its
appeal is too narrow to rate it
very highly. In limited, this card has virtually
no value. Hard to say more
It's always good to have those "anti" whatever
cards available to mess up
the appropriate decks. While this does that... it
makes it only a sideboard
card, no matter what, and thus unplayable in
limited... and casual.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
Weíve all read about
this card. How it hoses type 1 decks and combo
decks. How it slows down speed decks. How it is
crap in limited. What I want to know is why does
it shut off when tapped? What deck did we miss
that is going to use it as a defensive, shut off
able tool? Or did they feel it was too strong and
wanted to create an extra way to shut if off for
the combo players. After all, if you are playing
Minds Desire in Extended, donít you just twiddle
it end of their turn and go off on yours? It makes
me wonder why they set up the card to work that
* Level 1 DCI
*game store employee
* gaming for over 15 years
You want to know what I like about
Trinisphere? It can give affinity deck nightmares.
I don't enjoy playing affinity so I enjoy things
that give affinity decks problems. But the fun
doesn't stop there boys and girls. The card also
gives weenie decks problems in the early game and
isn't that where weenie decks are at their best.
It does mainly come into play as a sideboard card
but who minds that as a drawback. In casual play
its not really a card that I would recommend and
in limited I would most likely skip on playing it.
All in all if you are playing a lot of constructed
I would look at getting a few of these. Really
cool art is a bonus.
Prix Top 8's
Multiple Pro Tour
Oh, the headaches
this card has already caused Type 1 players. A
substitute for Sphere of Resistance in some decks,
in others a whale of a sideboard card, Trinisphere
is going to be hanging around in sideboards and
decks for a very long time to come. One common
deck in Standard right now that this will see play
against is Affinity, where all Frogmites,
Enforcers, Hoverguard, etc. will cost 3. All
restaurants are Taco Bell, all spells cost 3.
In Limited, I think
this can be a sideboard card. If your deck is
limited to fat creatures and you are lacking in
the Myr and Talisman department, then I can see
you playing this card. Thatís probably about the
only circumstances, though.
Who really wants to
be this irritating in a casual game? Really!
Oh, I hate thee moxees
and weenies! Seriously, doesnít the picture look
like itís melting the moxes at high temperatures?
Weird. Type 1 players will have lots of fun with
this: Mox, Mox, Mox, Black Lotus, Trinisphere,
your turn! Now, I donít play Type 1, but I have
strong opinions about it. I doubt it will be
restricted, as it slows down the environment, but
then again, this card will heighten the popularity
of the still dominate archetype: Control. People
donít play much artifact destruction now, as it
isnít worth it to destroy things like artifacts,
mainly because most of them are for mana anyway.
But what it all boils down to is that Type 1 is
still going to be screwed for a while. Until they
In Constructed, it
will be used and it wonít be used. MBC will try
this out but otherwise, I donít see any deck
archetype using this.
In Limited, it
would be a good surprise to your opponent as it
will suddenly slow them down. I might pick it, but
itís a little on the iffy side.
Seems like a
crap-rare to me, but maybe one day someone will
find some use for this... maybe like sideboard?
Apparently this is supposed to be good against
affinty, but its only good against normal
affinty, turbo-affinity (see MTGO) which is the
strictly superior version usually dumps its hand
turn 1-2 and kills you 3-4. The only other real
deck in the format is "The Hogger-Slogger" as we
call it. Think red deck wins meets arc slogger/char
W/U, mono black, and
R/W don't hold a candle to these decks...
In limited its
even more useless.