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Purity
Lorwyn


Reviewed October 16, 2007

Constructed: 2.63
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 4.00

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BMoor

Purity
For one thing, it's a 6/6 flyer for 6. Granted it requires three colored mana, but this time it's three of the same color at least. The Planar Chaos dragons need three different colors, and they don't see much play. But then, their abilities require mana while Purity's just waits for an opponent to try and burn you. Interestingly, this also reverses the drawback on Psionic Blast and Hurricane, turning the damage they deal to you into life gain even though you're the one who played it. Of course, Hurricane might kill Purity as well, at which point it goes back into your library where Resurrection can't help you. But that does function as a nifty little anti-decking device.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4.8
Limited- 4.8

Aethereal

Tuesday - Purity

Not a bad incarnation to have, especially against burn decks, but the effect really isn't game-breaking. If you're playing this, you're playing it because it's a major threat that will kill your opponent quickly if they don't deal with it. I hesitate to say this will see play in the U/W decks, because it doesn't do anything other than be a 6/6 flier, and it has triple white in the mana cost. This is not a bad card, but I don't know where it will fit.

In casual, there are better incarnations to play.

In limited, duh. If white is a main color, you ARE playing this, and if you crack him early, you find a way to go white.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 4.5


David N

Tuesday - Purity

The anti burn creature. All of the elemental incarnations are great in limited. I doubt this guy will see any play in constructed as it is way too mana intensive. If nothing else its still a 6/6 flier for 6 which is good on its own. Also the ability to cycle this guy back into your deck is just plain sick in limited formats. Main way to get rid of this guy is oblivion ring.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Purity

My instinct with Purity is that it is awfully expensive for probably not enough of a return. If you get it into play, you're most likely winning anyway, and you don't really need to be protected from burn spells any more. The prospect of not being damaged any more is tempting, and Martyr of Sands control decks might look at this as a possible finisher; but is it really better at that than Crovax? It doesn't die to Sudden Death, so it deserves some consideration.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Purity
Most of these new incarnations are not all that hot.  This one is one of the ones that does not have a lot of guaranteed payback.  Of course 6/6 fliers in limited are bombs.  However, in constructed, forget this one.  In constructed it would need to have a more control flavor and it does not.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Purity

6/6 flier for 6 mana isn't too bad. The thing is dislike about it is that it stops burn, but decks packing burn should kill you before you ever cast this. I could still see this played in a controlled mirror though as this just keeps coming back to outplay counterspells except for Faeries' Trickery. I would say it's practically useless elsewhere. Some people like it though so maybe you could sell it to them at a high price.

In casual, it has a nice art and all and will be played by people who like Angels and all the other white cool stuff. It also combos with your own damage to gain you life.

In limited, it's costly but is nigh unstoppable when played.

Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 3/5
Meb9000 10/16

Purity

Here we have one of the 5 new Incarnations, Purity. Like the others, this one costs 6 mana for a 6/6 with some form of evasion and a self-shuffling ability. While that last ability prevent reanimation, it does go a long way for increasing the staying power of these beasts. Purity's effect allows you to completely shrug off any burn spells heading to the dome. IMO, this effect would have been more useful when Lighting Helix, Char, and especially Demonfire were still around. However, it still does well against any Goblin Burn decks or decks focusing on Chandra Naalar. (sp?) Purity is a strong, evasive threat that can take down even Bogardan Hellkite with ease. Purity could have a place behind Akroma in slower U/W control builds, so we will see if this incarnations has its day.

Constructed: 2/5

Limited: 3.5/5

Until Next Time-meb9000

Swordmaster13
Tuesday's card is Purity, the white Incarnation from Lorwyn and possibly the best.  For 3 colorless and 3 white mana you get a 6/6 flier that turns burn used against you into life gain and gets shuffled back into your deck if a spell or ability kills it.  This card hoses burn decks, makes your opponent essentially waste their creature kill as it can come back again(use Flame-Kin Harbringer to get it back on top of your deck easily), and it is a large evasion creature that demands a response if one has any.  It demands a big dip into white but Lorwyn has Oblivion Ring and Crib Swap as two of the best kill cards for white in Standard, which makes a monowhite deck or a mostly white deck with this strong.
 
Limited: 5/5
Constructed:5/5

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