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Twitch
10th Edition


Reviewed July 27, 2007

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 1.50
Limited: 2.13

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Arcane

Reviews by Arcane

Twitch

Constructed: I really can’t stand this card. I think it takes the only good thing that was good about Twiddle which was the low casting cost and increased it to 3 mana just for the cantrip effect; an effect that is nowhere near strong enough for constructed magic. As a blue mage I’d rather just bounce the creature than tap it. Pass on it.

Casual/Multi: If you really, really want to use cards that tap other cards there are way better options like Icy Manipulator, Puppeteer, Opposition/Glare of Subdual. They can all be used multiple times. The Cantrip effect is not worth it.

Limited: Unless you’re really, really hurting for tricks this is a pass. It’s a bad fog, preventing a creature from attacking or blocking only once and while it replaces itself you spent 3 mana to draw a card; If you want that just use council of the soratami. Unsummon and Boomerang are both better tricks for blue. Pass this card along and hope somebody else takes it and the other bad blue cards.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1
Limited: 1.5


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Twitch - Friday

This is a super charged Twiddle. It lets you draw a card. The downside is that Twiddle wasn't very good. It's a great card in limited play, because it can hold off (or tap down) that critical creature. I wouldn't expect much out of this card though.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2.5

BMoor

Twitch

Why is Wizards forcing more cantrips on us? What is their obsession with cantrips? The main strength of cantrips is that it allows you to make cards out of effects that would normally be too slow to get their own card, like Bandage. It's not to take perfectly good, cheap utility spells and add 2 mana onto their casting costs, thus throwing them out of the curve spot they need to be at. A tapper/untapper like this needs to cost U. At 2U, even with the card draw, it's too expensive to bother with.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 1
Limited- 2

Aethereal

Friday - Twitch

A Twiddle that cantrips. I'd rather have something like Icy Manipulator than both of the cards, but this is marginally better than Twiddle because of the draw. There's not a lot to say about it; I'm sure you can find a better cantripping card to fill this card's slot, like Repeal.

In casual, ditto. Just play Icy if you're looking for control, or Puppeteer or something for untapping your dudes.

In limited, again, a waste of space, even though it does cantrip.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 1.5


David N

Friday
3 for a possible tech isn't great but this might be able to pull off a nice combat trick. But not long that its a cantrip. Probably won't see much play in constructed but in limited it might see some play if nothing else just for the draw ability.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 1
Limited: 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Twitch

Technically, I suppose Twitch is some kind of card advantage. The problem is that it's a one-time effect. For the same cost, you could play Puppeteer or Minister of Impediments, which are similar but multi-use. I think the main use for Twitch is to use it in limited play to force through an attacker. Even at that, Puppeteer would be better, but it's not always available, and if you have both you will undoubtedly need as many sources of such an effect as possible.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

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Twitch
This card has some flexibility and as a cantrip instant, it should see some play in limited. It will never see constructed play unless some sort of combo comes out of it. Not a high pick in limited but if you are down to the 7th pick in a pack and you are going blue there should be some of these coming around the table and I would grab it. Untapping a blocker that may kill the attacker and netting a card out of the deal is a trick that often can happen.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 3
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Twitch (2U)
Instant
You may tap or untap target artifact, creature, or land.
Draw a card.

Every format: overcosted. Let's say 1 mana to draw a card, then it's
1U for a Twiddle effect. No! Although I remember using Twiddle to
counter a Dream Leash. That was sad.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1.5/5

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