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Snakeform
Eventide


Reviewed August 19, 2008

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 4.13
Limited: 4.00

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BMoor

Snakeform

You just don't know how many different things this thing can do until you have one in your hand.  It can kill an incoming attacker, kill a blocker and push through trample damage, turn off tribal interactions (unless you're playing casual against Seshiro.dec), and so much else.  I've use it to "counter" my opponent's Mirrorweave-- he wanted to send an army of enormous islandwalking Lords of Atlantis at me, but ended up with more like an army of Merfolk of the Pearl Trident.

And you draw a card.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4

Aethereal

School started yesterday :(

Tuesday - Snakeform

A "removal" spell for blue/green, and very in-flavor. This is very reminiscent of Cytoshape from Dissension, except it's better and doesn't require two colors. The most basic and obvious use of this is to Snakeform their attacker and block it to kill it. However, there's so much more. This also turns off all their abilities, and forces them to become a snake. This is big in a world where tribal matters. It also even cantrips. One of the best commons in the set.

In limited, it's great here too for the same reasons.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Snakeform
 
Ever taken out a Demigod of Revenge with a Selkie Hedge-Mage? If not, then maybe you should play with Snakeform more often. It's the closest thing to an actual removal spell that green or blue will probably ever get, and surprisingly often, people don't see it coming. There's not a lot of room in constructed decks for it right now, but it's a top-notch, game-winning card in any limited event, and the perfect card to have around if your friends still insist on playing Reanimate and Life/Death.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Miguel

Tuesday 8-19

Snakeform

 

Constructed: Great card for combat tricks. What to kill the Chameleon Colossus with your 1/1 elf, than go for it. Any creature that you can target or does not have pro green or blue is far game. It's one of the best commons from Eventide, yesterdays card is also just as good.

 

Casual: Any green or blue or combination of both colors that's a fun deck should use this card.

 

Limited: Top pick for a common. Between it and yesterday's COD it would be a hard call. It would determine what color I was set in or it will determine which colors I will go with.

 

Overall a great card. I notice they made this and Unmake 3 casting cost, which keeps them off the Isochron Scepter. Do forget it let's you draw a card and drawing a card is good.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel


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