Polymorph has been a fan favorite since its
first printing in Mirage. Sometimes you'll make
a deck where no matter what you Polymorph, it'll
turn into Progenitus or Darksteel Colossus.
Sometimes you'll make a deck where you'll turn a
Shivan Dragon into Manta Riders about half the
time. Sometimes you'll use it politically in a
multiplayer game, on the most threatening
creature on the table, or perhaps the least.
Either way, it's fun.
Dropping out a Progenitus with this card can be
very scary. Once the rotation change this fall
maybe it might get to see some play. We will
Just for fun see which big creature shows up. Or
see what is in some elses deck. Use it with Hive
Mind for some real fun.
Would not use it unless your are the lucky one
who got a Darksteel Colossus to go along with
it. Would not be my first pick in a draft too.
Overall a fun card that I am looking into trying
out a few combos with.
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno
Today's card of the day is Polymorph a Blue
"kill" of sorts that can be
used offensively or defensively, with a bit of
risk. This is similar in
some ways to the more recent Mercy Killing, but
the random nature of the
result reduces the usefulness quite a bit.
Blue has more reliable options to place in their
deck for Constructed,
outside of a major gimmick with only one
possible target creature in the
library I can't see this getting played much.
In Casual the above gimmick has a bit more of a
chance to see the
light. Running a deck with only non-creature
cards to summon monsters
then using Polymorph on a token to bring out
something truly dangerous.
Fun and potentially very effective when it
In Limited the chaotic nature can be
interesting, but the odds of
hitting into a creature you want to see on
either side of the board is
too remote. Not a high pick in draft and the
kind of card that leaves
Blue as a splash in Sealed.
With Multiplayer the issue is the same before as
Polymorph is not nearly
predictable enough for a Blue deck to really
Welcome back readers today’s card has seen a bit
of play as a combo enabler in decks featuring a
certain creature with protection from
everything. Polymorph can be used for a variety
of purposes it can be used to destroy a
troublesome creature a player controls, then
again it may backfire giving them an even
stronger creature. The other use is that you can
use it on a creature you control and power out a
more expensive and powerful creature. The only
problem is you need a way of arranging your
library so you can guarantee what you want or
run few enough creatures your guaranteed to hit
the other one you want eventually. In standard
there have been rogue combo decks making use of
Prognetius and Polymorph to combo out an
unstoppable creature as early as turn three or
four. While not highly competitive it is a
refreshing deck choice for rouge players. In
extended this card wont make the cut there are
more resilient and powerful combo decks for
players to utilize. In eternal formats I doubt
it will see any play at all. In casual and
multiplayer the wealth of cards available to
players guarantees interesting play scenarios.
Any combos involving this card could be slightly
easier to pull of at the kitchen table; the
random factor on this card increases the fun. In
limited its blue pseudo-removal but unless you
have some sort of combo with it and other
creatures it’s a fairly low draft pick. Tune in
this week as we continue our reviews of M10