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Mycoid Shepherd
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Mycoid Shepherd
Alara Reborn

Reviewed June 05, 2009

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.50

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BMoor

Mycoid Shepherd
I like this card very much. It's a 5/4 for 4, so it's fast, and when it dies (or anything else big enough dies), you get a life buffer. LIfe gain isn't the best ability, but it does make opponents work that much harder to kill you even if they do find a way around the enormous fungus beating on them.
Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 4
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mycoid Shepherd

You'd usually expect creatures with power 5 or greater to be causing things to go to the graveyard, not going themselves. But it does happen sometimes, and the repayment the Shepherd gives you when it does is pretty good. At the very least, it counts itself, meaning it can swing a game whether it dies or not.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Mycoid Sheperd

Welcome back today’s card tries to capitalize on the Naya five power matters theme and doesn’t quite make the cut I’m afraid. 5 power for four mana is generally a good deal but the mana is two colors and the effect is not going to warrant the inclusion of this card in all but the jankiest decks. In all constructed formats I don’t see this card receiving play life gain is not popular unless attached to a killer card and this fungus is far from killer, you have no guarantee of any life gain in which case you paid mana for a slightly beefy vanilla creature, decks that run this card would most likely be better off running wooly thoctor. In casual and multiplayer this card is not totally worthless as it can help you gain a ton of life if your big dudes get removed by wrath of god effects. In limited it’s a beefy body with a negligible ability if you’re in color maybe I wouldn’t pick it first.

Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 1.5

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