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Shaper Parasite
Planar Chaos


Reviewed February 15, 2007

Constructed: 1.7
Casual: 1.87
Limited: 3.6

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Shaper Parasite

This card is a decent little one. It's not great. And honestly, most of it's effectiveness will only be shown in limited play. It morphs up cheaply, which is extremely important to me if I'm going to consider playing a morph creature. It also has a morph ability that's both offensive and defensive. Having versatility like that is always good. And in a worst case scenario, if you have to just cast him directly from you hand, you'll still get a 2/3 creature. I don't like it so much for constructed play, but in limited, it could be pretty special.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3.5
 


Jordan Kronick

Shaper Parasite - 9 times out of 10, this is going to get flipped over in order to kill a 2 toughness creature. Proabably a morph creature, in fact. Blue is only now getting used to having creature removal that doesn't just bounce things. That means this card is going to get picked quite high. And with good reason. The 2/3 body is strong and can be made 4/1 to attack with if you need it and there's no 2-toughness creatures around to kill. All in all, this is a fine example of what morph tricks are all about.

Constructed Rating - 1.8
Casual Rating - 2.0
Limited Rating - 2.9
 

KC MetroGnome

Shaper Parasite

I hear a lot of good things about this card. At 3 for a 2/3, it's not too far off the curve at all for limited. It can bring down creatures much bigger than itself as a combat trick, even if it doesn't live to tell the tale. I don't know. It doesn't excite me, so I haven't really tried it. But people who have tell me it worked out pretty well for them.

Constructed - 1+
Casual - 2
Limited - 3+
 

Aethereal

Shaper Parasite

A nifty card to have. You get a 2/3 body and get to fry a small creature for a decent cost. This could be really good to have in constructed against weenies, but I'm not sure it'll find a place. Six mana is kind of steep for what you get. Still, I'd keep an eye out.

In casual, there are better options.

In limited, this is the best blue common in the set and maybe the best common in the set period. A first pick if you're playing blue, and worth splashing if you have the resources to do so. Removal and a 2/3, what more can you ask for?

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 5
 
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