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Blinkmoth Nexus 

Darksteel
 


Reviewed February 2, 2004

Constructed: 2.79
Casual: 2.1
Limited: 2.65

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Monday - Blinkmoth Nexus
 
Another remake of an old favorite, as this has a similar ability to Mishra's Factory, the original man land. However, you give up a point of power and toughness for the flying ability. I personally believe this makes it too slow for a control deck, and that the control deck would rather use Stalking Stones instead. However, i expect some people to use this, as the evasion may prove more pivotal than I think.
 
In casual, you'll just use the original. If you want flying, you'll use Faerie Conclave instead, for the extra power point and the ability to tap for colored mana.
 
In limited, I wouldn't take it too high. A flier is good, so I would definately play this. I just wouldn't pick it too high, as it isn't that game changing.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
Blinkmoth Nexus

The New Mishra’s Factory! Well, kinda sorta. The addition of flying does not make up for the 1/1 instead of 2/2. My Store Manager is really big on this card, but the more I look at it, the more it looks just too slow to work in control decks, or anything else for that matter. I’m sure it will have some uses, but I just don’t see it becoming a mainstream must play kind of card. In Limited you’ll play it unless your mana base is REALLY shaky, and it could be fun in casual decks, but for real constructed, I think it misses the mark.

Casual: 2
Constructed: 1
Limited: 3
Jason
Matthews


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years

Monday-Blinkmoth Nexus

Blinkmoth Nexus is an okay card that can have a nice double use. I like that you can convert it and then block and give it a bonus for a small combat trick. I think there are better options in the casual format. I would pick it up in draft for an extra body and mana source. In constructed you can could use it in a control deck for another win condition. Not the most impressive card in the set but it definitely has its uses.

Constructed 2.75
Casual 2.5
Limited 2.75

Jonathan
Pechon


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

 Blinkmoth Nexus

So, I guess Wizards was faced with the option of reprinting Mishra’s Factory, OR going with something completely different and significantly worse.

Welcome to the Nexus!

I sure hope this guy ends up being decent, since I busted a foily one. Honestly, I can see this thing seeing a little play in the stead of Stalking Stones, perhaps…but I really am not sure. Mishra’s was always a little nutty, and this guy is pretty similar; the fact you have to pay mana to pump other Blinkmoths kinda makes him poopy.

If you draft this guy, he’s playable, but don’t expect too much out of him, and don’t be ashamed to let him sit in the sideboard; 1/1 fliers do not normally a party make.

Man, in casual play….whew, there’s so much stuff better than this guy it’s unbelievable. Let him rot.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2.0
Casual: 0.bleh

DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002
Monday - Blinkmouth Nexus
 
There are a lot of good things to be said about this card.  It's really hard a card of this quality.  It fits in nearly every deck.  It's good against control.  It's a good cheap flier for control decks to play.  The price on this is already high and is probably going to go up a bit more.  It even has the option of producing colorless mana, so it's never useless. 
 
This is a card that might get played in more deck than it rightfully should in the beginning.  When things settle down though, I think it will still be one of the most popular cards in the set.  It offers a lot of options for constructed play, but it's not much better than other options you get in casual and limited play.
 
Constructed: 4.2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2
Chase
Blinkmoth Nexus
 

When I write my reviews, there are some cards that I come across that I just dont want to review (for any reason, be it I wasnt playing when this was released, I dont want to make too strong an opinion yet, I dont understand the mechanics synergy, etc.) Today is one of those cards. I can only say that I dont know what to say about this. Is it good? Probably. Get something that untaps lands with this? I dont think its worth it. Its second ability wont do you much good unless you have multiples. Bad for limited. It is uncounterable, I know, but remember blue is beatdown (thanks Andy =/) and the only things that are really countered are artifacts anyway.

In Constructed, its good but what deck will you put it in? Some deck with Modular cards maybe?

In Casual, why cant you just play with regular flying creatures that arent rare?

In Limited, its a 1/1 flying uncounterable with pay 1. Its second ability is useless in limited as its a rare which means that you cant swarm with this.

Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 2

 

Andy Van
Zandt
Blinkmoth Nexus
I'm a big proponent of man-lands... uncounterable win conditions, blockers in a pinch, and this one even flies. Not grotesquely powerful, but so solid and universally useful that you can stick a couple into almost any deck and it probably wouldn't hurt. I like this card more than the any-color storage land, but that's just me.
constructed 3.2
casual 3
limited 3.1
Jeff Zandi Blinkmoth Nexus
Back in the day, Mishra’s Factory was a no-brainer card that fit in many, many decks. Even though you can only tap Blinkmoth Nexus (or Mishra’s
Factory) for colorless mana, you have a card that still counts as a land that you can use as win condition at any opportune moment. The bad news about the Nexus is that it only turns into a 1/1 creature (albeit with
flying) as opposed to the 2/2 Factory Worker that the Mishra’s Factory turns into. Like the old school Mishra’s Factory, Blinkmoth Nexus also taps to give a Blinkmoth creature +1/+1. Blinkmoth Nexus is a rare, which will lower its popularity for a while. This card is very good, but it offers a fairly subtle advantage to control decks of all colors. In limited, you will be happy to take this card and put it in your deck, but probably not early in a pack over many other better commons and uncommons.

CONSTRUCTED: 4.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.5
Chase Blinkmoth Nexus

When I write my reviews, there are some cards that I come across that I just don’t want to review (for any reason, be it I wasn’t playing when this was released, I don’t want to make too strong an opinion yet, I don’t understand the mechanic’s synergy, etc.) Today is one of those cards. I can only say that I don’t know what to say about this. Is it good? Probably. Get something that untaps lands with this? I don’t think it’s worth it. Its second ability won’t do you much good unless you have multiples. Bad for limited. It is uncounterable, I know, but remember “blue is beatdown” (thanks Andy =/) and the only things that are really countered are artifacts anyway.

In Constructed, it’s good but what deck will you put it in? Some deck with Modular cards maybe?

In Casual, why can’t you just play with regular flying creatures that aren’t rare?

In Limited, it’s a 1/1 flying uncounterable with “pay 1”. Its second ability is useless in limited as it’s a rare which means that you can’t swarm with this.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 2
 

 

 

 

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