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Polymorph
M10

Reviewed August 17, 2009

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 1.60
Multiplayer: 2.55

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Polymorph

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.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 1/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Miguel

Monday 8-17-09

 

Polymorph

 

Constructed: 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 see.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: 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.

 

Limited: 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.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 2

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Maikeruu

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 works.

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 work with.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 2.0
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Polymorph

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 cards.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 1.5
Multiplayer- 2.5

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