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Ornithopter
Mirrodin


Reviewed January 03, 2006

Constructed: 1.95
Casual: 2.6
Limited: 1.75

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Ornithopter

I'll be honest here...I don't like this card. It's a great casual card because of all the crazy things you can odd onto a zero casting cost flier, but outside of that I don't like it. And in reality, if it weren't for Affinity based decks of a few months ago, this card wouldn't have seen play in major tournaments.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.5
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Ornithopter

A card that can't stand alone, but does have some combo value. When you need to get artifacts into play, this guy is cheap and can serve the purpose. Pretty worthless in draft and sealed deck though.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 1.5
 

Jordan Kronick

Ornithopter

For years, this was the only 0-cost artifact creature.
That made it the keystone of a lot of combo decks including the now-legendary group of decks that made use of Enduring Renewal to create big loops of death. Other than that, it was generally just a curiosity. Everyone heard stories of Ornithopters with huge enchantments put on them going in for the kill, but it was mostly just a joke card. When it was reprinted in Mirrodin block, it suddenly mattered. Affinity gave 0-cost artifacts a whole new life.
It didn't see much play as there are still better options, but Ornithopter was seen again.
With the Ninjas of Betrayers of Kamigawa, it got yet another life as a quick evasion creature. And last but not least, it was put into 9th edition with a brand new creature type - Thopter. Still funny, but not too great.

Constructed Rating - 2.4
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.3
 

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