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Myr Servitor 
Fifth Dawn Common


Reviewed July 21, 2004

Constructed: 1.6
Casual: 2.6
Limited: 2.2

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Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Quite an interesting card.  While I don't think it will make it in the tournament scene, it does have quite an appeal to Casual players.  The ability to block and recycle is pretty fun.  Wouldn't this be amazing if it were like Relentless Rats and had no limit on the number of them in your deck?  Okay, that would be retarded, so never mind.  Anyhow, it's still a decent Casual card.  How about a Casual life gain combo with Skullclamp and Leonin Elder? =)

In limited, I see this guy pop up a LOT.  But I have NEVER personally seen one recurred from the grave.  I'm not sure if they aren't seeing their second one, or if they are just playing it to have a 1/1 for one....but I still think it could be really fun to get multiples of these in your draft deck...
  
Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3

   Current Price:
Myr Servitor - Fifth Dawn - $0.30

   Combos Well With:
Leonin Elder - Mirrodin - $0.12
Skullclamp - Darksteel - $5.59
 


Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

A nice casual combo card. Put this together with Blasting or Grinding Station, and you will have some nice sacrificial madness.
 
Unfortunately, there are no real uses for this in constructed. It is a 1/1 for 1, but it gets sorely outclassed by most real 1/1s for 1 (read: Goblin Sledder, Skirk Prospector, Llanowar Elves, etc.) It's just not enough of an ability to justify running it.
 
In 555 limited, there is a good deck that can be built upon it. In MD5, you typically won't get enough of these for it to matter.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 555:4.5, MD5: 2
 
Jonathan
Pechon


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Myr Servitor

 

Cards that rely on their own numbers are notorious for being pretty poor in play.  This really isnít a significant exception, simply because you donít really have a way to abuse it significantly.  It looks fun, but you should probably just stick to what is understandable.

 

That doesnít make these guys un-fun, however.  Itís silly to have a mob of 1/1ís that just keep coming back from the dead over and over again, regardless of how weak they are.  While they suck in Mental, I can see people whipping out piles of these for wacky games with their friends.  ďWanna play against my 40 Servitor-20 land deck?  Come on!Ē

 

I found out in the 555 drafts this last weekend that drafting lots of these along with some Cranial Plating and a Grinding or Blasting Station is a ridiculous amount of fun.  Itís hard to get enough of these (along with support cards) in MD5 to really make an impact, itís definitely not out of the question.  Keep an eye open for these; if you see three or more of these in your pile, consider including them in your deck.

 

Constructed:  1.5

Casual:  2.5

Limited:  2.5

 


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Myr Servitor
In limited play, this card can get out of hand and give you a decent ground
stall advantage, but only when you can manage to draft three or four of
these little guys. And that's when it HITS you.you just dedicated three or
four spots in your limited deck to a 1/1 Myr. Even when the Myr Servitor
"trick" works, it's only a decent trick at best. In constructed, this is a
poor combo, but one that works well enough.
CONSTRUCTED: 2.5
CASUAL:              3.5
LIMITED:              2.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Myr Servitor

 

This card is a pretty fun idea. I really think if they wanted to make a card you could have more than four of, this should be the one, not the rats.  Imagine how fun that would be! But no, instead itís a 1/1 and only four of them can be played, so the fun idea really ends up with no good use.  Well, unless you can draft like 8 of them and some Echoing CouragesÖ

 

Constructed:                 1

Casual:                         1

Limited:                        2

 


DeQuan
Watson

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

For some reason casual players seem to have an obsession with this card. I get several decklists sent to me that have this guy on the list. I want to be clear when I say this:

He just isn't that good.

He has a few uses here and there, but overall, he's not very useful. Anything that is this situational can't be worth wasting deck slots on. I think I'd pas on this guy overall in all formats.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1


Andy
 Van Zandt

Myr Servitor
One of the best one drops in mirrodin limited... if you have 3 or more in
your deck.  Good with an offensive or defensive strategy,  and made even
more optimal with things like trinket mage.  It might even see constructed
play,  though I'd wager more with the squire than with the mage.
constructed 1.5
casual 2.5
limited 3 
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Myr Servitor
 
In Casual, imagine a Wayward Angel or Attrition or Lord of the Pit without saccing a creature.  Or Recurring Nightmare each turn without worrying about running out of creatures.  Then again, you have to have 2 of these on the field, and their toughness is 1, but still itís really cool if you can keep up.  The other obvious thing to do with this card is chump block with ideally 3 and somehow keep the other protected.  
 
I havenít seen this played in serious constructed, mainly cause itís hard to keep a 1 toughness thing on the field, and the combo isnít really worth it. 
 
In limited, you canít really combo it, and canít protect it, but then again, if youíre opponent doesnít have anything like Barter in Blood, it could be ok, but youíre relying on your opponent not having resources, so I imagine this loses. 
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
 
Paul
Hagan
Myr Servitor --

I truly cannot see a good reason for this creature to be in a constructed deck right now. This doesn't mean there isn't a fun combo deck somewhere that will use him in the near future, but with the current environment in Type II, I can't see where Myr Servitor fits in. He has a lackluster ability (OK, you have four 1/1s...now what?), he's small, and he's an artifact in an environment that doesn't like artifacts. Casual decks may have a use for Myr Servitor -- perhaps for a deck that requires creatures to continuously go to the graveyard? In limited, Myr Servitor will generally be of Cheerleader Status -- he sits on the sidelines and shouts, "Go Team" to the real players.

Constructed Rating: 1.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 1.0

w00t
Myr Servitor -
 
Constructed - Not worth it in Serious Constructed formats. The combo's are a tad fragile/not strong enough to work. Servitor is almost always a combo/Cogs like deck, and it is always worse than ones like KCI.
 
Casual - This is where servitor stands out. It works great with the uncommon stations (Blasting and Grinding). Get some efficient tutoring (Trinket Mage) and you've got a deck. The point is to always find a way to get atleast 2 servitors, usually 3. Find a way to abuse them, and get rollin!
 
Limited - It's too hard to pick up a good amount of these in MD5. However, if your drafting 555 and you see them coming your way, it's easy to make a competative deck with these. 4+ Servitors by themselves, let alone if you managed to get some stations, are very powerful. Get some trinket mages, and aim for cranial platings, and you've got 7/1's that come back when they die.
 
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 2.5
 
 

 

 

 

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