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Imperiosaur
Future Sight


Reviewed April 27, 2007

Constructed: 2.20
Casual: 3.70
Limited: 3.78

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BMoor

Imperiosaur

My Deck Garage is full of newer players who can't afford the good dual lands and are always making do with suboptimal ones. Now, they finally have a good reason to. There's already talk of a Blood Moon backlash among rogue players, and this should only fuel the fire. Why wouldn't you want a 5/5 on turn four? The only trouble is, most green decks these days are getting 8/8's as early as turn three with nonbasics, so this might not be enough.

That's in the top-level tournaments, though. In Limited or in any less competitive environment, this is an absolute beatstick.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.9
David Fanany Imperiosaur

It took twelve years, but Wizards of the Coast finally gave us another dinosaur card. The Imperiosaur's brethren dominated our world for 160 million years, but unfortunately I don't see him doing the same thing in Dominaria. Undercosted green fat is always worth discussing, but part of the appeal of such creatures is the possibility of summoning them a turn early with Llanowar Elves. You can't do that with Imperiosaur unless you use Edge of Autumn or Rampant Growth, so a deck could emerge that does that; on the other hand, the Llanowar Elves deck can cast a second-turn Ohran Viper or Troll Ascetic (come July) and that might just be better. Imperiosaur was designed more for casual and limited play, and it's in those formats where he will truly shine.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5 (ZOMFG DINOSAURS)
Limited: 4/5
The Missing Linc Imperiosaur
A 5/5 for 4 is nothing new to magic. It always comes with a drawback and this one is not to terrible. If it could only be played with forests, it would be horrible. But it is not unusual to have 4 nonbasics on the board in a deck. Mono-green is seeing some serious standard constructed play and this may fit, although I am not sure where. While nothing super impressive, in constructed, in limited, I would have no problem drafting this one fairly quick.
Constructed: 2/3
Limited: 4
Casual: 3
Necro
nomikron
Imperiosaur:

Constructed: Mono green doesn't even want this, because they run mana creature usually. I don't know who would use this. It's not that great.

Casual: A format where this card can shine. Since your casual decks tend to be budget decks, if you don't have a $100 landbase, this guy is a quick green creature. Juzam Djinn without a drawback in some decks.

Limited: Not that bad here, either. Pretty much a Djinn w/o the drawback. Few non-basics that are worth running in this format.

Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4.5/5
PsychoAnime The only deck that this could even potentially fit into is mono-green aggro,
and this card is subpar to everything in mono-green so there's no way this
will shove itself into the deck. As well, seeing as how it's all multicolour
decks right now and running basic lands makes it really hard for multicolour,
this card doesn't make the cut.

In casual, people aren't so rich so basic lands are a lot more common so this
could find a home, that is until you look at Indrik Stomphowler which is the
same body with a destruction effect for 1 more mana. I think you can figure
which one to play.

In limited, it is pretty big and basic lands are really common.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 2.5/5

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