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Omnibian
Set


Reviewed April 28, 2006

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 3.37
Limited: 3.87

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DeQuan
Watson

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Omnibian

I'm not really sure what to think of this card. On the one hand, it's a decent sized creature and it gives you some neat options of turning your little creatures like Birds of Paradise into real fighters when blocking. However, you do still have to tap Omnibian for the ability. Interestingly though, it doesn't specify that you have to control the target creature. This can keep some of your opponent's big guys at bay. It could become and interesting sideboard card.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
 

Jordan Kronick

Omnibian - We finish out this week with a rare from my favorite guild - the Simic Combine. I need to take a moment to say how happy I am that the Simic brought us a couple of frogs. Everybody likes frogs, right? Omnibian is the kind of thing nobody takes too seriously. And with good reason. It's a hill giant that turns other things into hill giants. That's neither offensively incredible nor particularly defensively amazing either. But the point is that it's funny. It's not without it's useful moments, either. Turning your 1/1s into 3/3s is always a good thing. And turning your opponent's huge monsters into frogs that can be easily stepped on is a nice trick as well. It will be a favorite of a lot of casual players, and that's just fine with me.

Constructed Rating - 2.2
Casual Rating - 4.5
Limited Rating - 3.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Omnibian
 
An interesting creature. For 4 mana (though a bit color intensive), you get a 3/3, so not horrible. But the good part about him is his ability to make other creatures into 3/3 frogs. It could be a lowly 1/1 token you control that you could make bigger, or it could be some giant badass your opponent controls that you could make smaller. This would definitely be frustrating to play against in limited or casual play.
 
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CONSTRUCTED: 2
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 4.5
 

BMoor

Omnibian

Let me first remind you that Omnibian's ability overwrites power, toughness, and creature type, but not abilities. Having said that, this Frog is combo gold. One, it puts any creature within Last Gasp range. Or Volcanic Hammer, Galvanic Arc, or Lightning Helix range. Two, it turns your Dimir Infiltrator into an unblockable 3/3 each turn. Three, it does terrible things to regular old combat math. And four, if your opponent is using a tribal deck, suddenly there are only three Wizards in play instead of four. Outside of its ability, a 3/3 for 1GGU is fairly bad. I don't advise attacking with it, but it certainly does have its uses. If all else fails, it can block a creature and then make that creature 3/3 to ensure at least an even trade.

Constructed- 2.5
Limited- 3
Casual- 4.5
 
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