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Figure of Destiny
Eventide


Reviewed July 31, 2008

Constructed: 3.80
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 3.10

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BMoor

Figure of Destiny

Turn two it can be attacking as a 2/2.  Turn three it can be a 4/4.  By turn six it can be an 8/8 flyer with first strike.  If you've got them and you're going any sort of aggro, you'll want to play this.  It's that simple.  The one downside?  If you're running any colors besides red or white, this loses a lot of dependability.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Thursday - Figure of Destiny

A pretty strong card, I see this getting lots of play in white weenie. He's essentially a 2/2, and he only gets bigger after that. You do have to pay to make him stronger, but a deck that wants to use this should never need to go past the 4/4 version. If you pump him all the way up to 8/8 flying, you'll probably win the game, but any deck using this will never have enough spare mana to bother with that, because they'll either be dead or have won the game by then. The best part is this guy is easy to get because he comes in a starter.

Solid in limited as well. He gives you something to do with your excess mana, and ultimately gives you a win condition.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Figure of Destiny
 
Figure of Destiny reminds me of the flip cards from the Kamigawa block, but the final stage of his transformation is much more threatening than any of those (except maybe Stabwhisker the Odious, or Kuon's Essence). I like the idea behind this little guy, and I think he will be tried in aggressive decks as he provides a use for otherwise dead mana. He won't change the entire game the way Dark Confidant or Tarmogoyf did, but like them, the threat of leaving him in play is great enough that he will often be a lightning rod that allows your other creatures to get there.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

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

Figure of Destiny

When I first read the card I thought the activations only lasted till end of turn and thought the card sucked.  Then I realized it did not and saw the power of this card.  This will be an auto-include in any aggro white/red deck that wants an early beater.  The great thing is that this is not a dead card in the later game and has the potential to just be bigger.  Count on seeing this card for a while to come.  This is one of the best creatures in the set.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
Miguel

Thursday July 31.

Figure of Destiny

 

Constructed: If not delt with befor the fifth turn that this little guy came out it could turn into a real problem. Standard and Block there is alot of creature removal. So it should not be that great of the threat.

 

Casual: Fun card for fun decks. Just use Rite of Flame into a Seething Song and add a little water to this wonder little flower and watch him growwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....

 

Limited: A solid on drop that will force you opponent to either deal with him or save their creature removal for something you might have better in your deck. It can be a great decoy, or a real threat. Good thing he is a rare.

 

Overall a good little card. Make a little engine that could deck. Hummmm he is not Legendary?

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel


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