Pojo's Magic The Gathering news, tips, strategies and more!

Pojo's MTG
MTG Home
Message Board
News & Archives
Deck Garage
BMoor Dolf BeJoSe

Columnists
Paul's Perspective
Jeff Zandi
DeQuan Watson
Jordon Kronick
IQ
Aburame Shino
Rare Hunter
Tim Stoltzfus
WiCkEd
Judge Bill's Corner


Trading Card
Game

Card of the Day
Guide for Newbies
Decks to Beat
Featured Articles
Peasant Magic
Fan Tips
Tourney Reports


Other
Color Chart
Book Reviews
Online Play
MTG Links
Staff



This Space
For Rent

Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day


Image from Wizards.com

Bioplasm
Guildpact


Reviewed January 23, 2006

Constructed: 2.10
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.95

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Click here to see all our 
Card of the Day Reviews 


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Bioplasm

This is exactly the kind of big nutty green rare that I like to see in limited play. First of all, you never mind spending five mana for a 4/4 creature in green. His ability is aggressive and doesn’t cost any mana to use. You might think it was BAD to possibly have Bioplasm’s ability remove one of your great creatures from the game. The point is, the top of the deck is not a card in your hand. This creature’s ability is removing a card that you MIGHT draw in the future. You might not always want this ability, but it will be a pretty rare occasion for this card’s ability to hurt you (by milling away too many cards or by milling away too many of your other win conditions). It IS kind of strange that this ability is triggered by your attack instead of letting it be activated by a mana cost. This guy is probably a little too tricky to be useful in constructed play. He would only be good in a constructed deck so full of big creatures that the deck would probably be less than great.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 2.5
LIMITED: 3.5


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Bioplasm - Monday
 
This thing is definitely interesting.  And with Red/Green decks being creature heavy, I can see this card getting some playing time.  It's cost is reasonable as well.  And in limited, this guy is sure to be hot.
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3

Jordan Kronick

Bioplasm - Okay. It's junk. Anyone can see that much. It's got a great deal of "what if?" factor to it, but can be generally ignored, right? Well, not so fast. I saw this in action in limited yesterday and it was positively devastating. There's some things that need to go right, though. First of all, it's rather nice if you can give it trample. There's four ways to go about that effectively. First is to put Fists of Ironwood on it. Each of the green decks has a reason to love Fists, and this is why the Gruul love it. Secondly, you could happen to have a Gruul War-Plow. It's a rare so don't count on it. Thirdly, you can happen to have Skarrg, the Rage-Pits. Another card you can't count on seeing, but it's perfect for the job. Or fourthly, you can simply cast Wildsize on it. Bioplasm is a big one, no doubt. Don't ignore it just because it's an ooze.

Constructed Rating - 1.9
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 3.3


Christine
Gerhardt

* Game Store Owner

Bioplasm
 
Probably not the stuff that constructed decks will be made of. But it might be an interesting card to try for casual builders. Try using Sensei's Divining Top with it to stack creatures to the top of your deck, giving this guy a boost. But you'll also need to find a way to give him trample, too to be really effective.
 
In limited, I would only think of him as a 4/4 for 5. Getting rid of creature cards from your deck may not be the best strategy in the world with only a 40 card deck, though, so be mindful of that. Maybe he can defend for you.
 
SPECIAL OFFER for Pojo.com readers!: Later today I should have the Guildpact Rare pics up for you all to see! For those of you that are interested: the Guildpact SPOILER is up and running. Check out the Dragon with a nasty card draw pinging ability, and of course, the big Angel with built in Vindicate, and all 5 "Leyline" Enchantments that you can put into play for FREE if they are in your opening hand, and of course, the newest Dual Lands! As always, I present the special offer I always extend to Pojo.com readers only...win any  auction from me, and drop me an email telling me you are a fan of Pojo.com, and I'll send you a free Bonus Rare of my choice!  Thanks to all of you that have already taken advantage of this offer and emailed me...your free Bonus cards will be in the mail soon!  ~Christine

CONSTRUCTED: 1.5
CASUAL: 2.5
LIMITED: 2
Copyrightę 1998-2005 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.