Pojo's Magic The Gathering news, tips, strategies and more!

Pojo's MTG
MTG Home
Message Board
News & Archives
Deck Garage
BMoor Dolf BeJoSe

Columnists
Paul's Perspective
Jeff Zandi
DeQuan Watson
Jordon Kronick
IQ
Aburame Shino
Rare Hunter
Tim Stoltzfus
WiCkEd
Judge Bill's Corner


Trading Card
Game

Card of the Day
Guide for Newbies
Decks to Beat
Featured Articles
Peasant Magic
Fan Tips
Tourney Reports


Other
Color Chart
Book Reviews
Online Play
MTG Links
Staff



This Space
For Rent

Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day


Image from Wizards.com

Elemental Mastery
Shadowmoor


Reviewed June 19, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.87
Limited: 2.67

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Click here to see all our 
Card of the Day Reviews 

BMoor

Elemental Mastery

Why didn't this become as famous as Power of Fire or Presence of Gond in the Pili-Pala combo?  Because it's tied to the power of the creature it's on, and the tokens go away at EOT.  Meaning you could put this on a 4/4, tap it and attack with 4 1/1's that die at end of turn, or you could just attack with the 4/4.  I guess this could get more damage through, since your opponent will run out of blockers, but it still seems like it isn't worth the effort.  I'd love to see it comboed with Woolly Razorback or Plumeveil though.

Constructed- 2

Casual- 3.5

Limited- 3

Aethereal

Thursday - Elemental Mastery

Pretty much a tap sink for your creatures that have untap abilities. This does have a few other uses, however, such as splitting up your creature's power so the damage he would deal with an attack is harder to block. You can also make chump blockers with it. Oh, yeah, it costs 4 mana. That combined with the fact that it's a creature enchantment leaves it right out of constructed.

In limited, not as good as Power of Fire, but still good with a Pili-Pala. I'd play this if I had enough guys to abuse it with.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Elemental Mastery
 
This card looked terrible to me at first glance, before I realized that it interacts with Shadowmoor's untap symbol. It requires a little too much work to pull off in constructed, though. For limited play, having lots and lots of little attackers or blockers - or both - can be overwhelming.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

Copyrightę 1998-2008 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.