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Narcomoeba
Future Sight


Reviewed May 10, 2007

Constructed: 2.38
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 1.75

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Jeff Zandi

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Narcomoeba

When I first saw this card, I loved it. A 1/1 flyer for two mana that comes
back into play whenever it goes to the graveyard! Oh, wait a minute, it’s
only when Narcomoeba goes to the graveyard from your library, only when it
is Millstone’d into the graveyard or put there by another effect like
Dredge. Too bad. What about just thinking about Narcomoeba as a 1/1 flyer
for two mana? Just not good enough, not for limited. For constructed, could
Narcomoeba be a cool part of a carefully designed Dredge deck? Probably not.
Dredge is cool, and there are decks built around Dredging that are extremely
popular in Extended Constructed. Those decks don’t have a room for
Narcomoeba, and neither should your decks.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.0
CASUAL: 2.0
LIMITED: 2.5

BMoor

Narcomeba

It's a 1/1 flier. And ONLY a 1/1 flier. I suppose if your deck is full of Scry cards and also Dredge cards, the ability MIGHT trigger once in ten games. Otherwise, it's a 1/1 flier.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 1.9

Aethereal

Thursday - Narcomoeba

A really good card for a few select decks. The obvious combo is with dredge, as hitting one of these gives you a free 1/1 flier in addition to your dredge card back. It has other applications in many decks as well (I hear hitting this with a Mental Note is not a bad thing). This'll get played in all sorts of decks that can support it for a while.

In casual, I'm sure you can come up with a funky combo involving these guys.

In limited, I'll pass, as you don't want to be milling yourself and a 1/1 flier for 2 isn't really worth it.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 2
David Fanany Narcomoeba

Does the art on this card remind anyone else of Man-o'-War? You could sideboard Narcomoeba against milling decks, if milling decks were viable. Since they're not, Narcomoeba will have to settle for being looked at as a free creature in Ichorid decks in Vintage. That is quite the rare privilege for creatures, though it's not much good in any other deck. If you're not the tournament type, I suppose it also boosts your Krovikan Mists, but most of the time it's just a 1/1 flyer for two. In limited, Narcomoeba will never be put into play for free, but it's a flying creature. You may as well play it - one extra evasive damage might be all you need. Also there's Unstable Mutation and Petrified Plating in the format.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

Arcane
Narcomeba

Constructed: You wouldn’t think that a 1/1 flier with a conditional perk would see that much play, but dredge and ichorid decks everywhere are rejoicing at a free beater for them. In fact I believe on of the vintage players is already using this creature as an exploitation resource in a manaless deck that consistently wins on turn one. Outside of that I’m really not sure how much more of a splash it will make on constructed.

Casual/Multi: Another flying Illusion for tribal? Not all that impressive I’m afraid. Yes maybe if you want to explore the degenerate dredge decks that constructed players seem to love, but really unless your meta is full of mill decks then it’s really not going to be that good.

Limited: A 1/1 flier might be okay, but will lose to just about anything else in the air. In limited the only real chance you have of having this come into play with its ability is if your opponent is using Whetstone or if you’re using Dakmoor Salvage.

Constructed: 3.5 (Only if using it in one of the deck ideas listed)
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
The Missing Linc
Narcomeba
 
The johnnies will love this card.  It has combo all over it.  I just can't see it really helping any viable constructed deck at this time.  A 1/1 flier just does not cut the mustard, even if he is free when you dredge or manipulate it out of your library.  This may fill a two mana creature slot in limited but hopefully you have better.  For casual...I like it.
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2
Necro
nomikron
Narcomeoba:

I'm going to bunch them all up into one: it's a 1/1 flyer for 1U with a gimmicky ability. That is all.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1.5/5
PsychoAnime The chances of you getting this for free is so low that it's next to impossible.
Add in the fact that even if you do get it for free it's still next to useless
and you get a completely unplayable card in any format.

Still, it does recover some points in limited just because of flying.

Standard: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1.5/5

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