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Aven Mimeomancer
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 11, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.25
Limited: 2.25
Multiplayer: 2.00

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BMoor

Aven Mimeomancer

This reminds me of Wings of Velis Vel, a card I'm surprised doesn't get more play. Unfortunately, this one leaves your transformed creatures with 1 toughness, a fact that will come back to bite you in the now-tiny butt if your opponent packs Vithian Stinger or Doran the Siege Tower. But usually this means your smaller dudes, who probably wouldn't have been able to attack through the groundblock anyway, will get to swing in the air for 3 at least a few times. And besides, this has a very favorable interaction with +1/+1 counters and other interesting rules effects.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.5
Multiplayer- 2
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Aven Mimeomancer

I like this card. Flying is a simple but deceptively strong ability, which is probably why so many fliers are 1/1 and 2/2. The Mimeomancer makes those creatures hit even harder, without making them lose other abilities (hello, Sky Spirit) and without having to pay any mana. Effects like Glorious Anthem and Aven Brigadier also apply after the Mimeomancer's ability, which is just a bonus. Oh, and Bitterblossom is still around, too.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
The Missing Linc

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

Aven Mimeomancer

3/1 for 3 is just horribly inefficient in the power level of today's cards, especially with the surplus of 1/1 flying tokens. Then compound that with an effect that doesn't do anything and you have a horrible card for constructed.

In limited, it's a 3 power flyer for 3 and turns all your guys into the same for no additional mana cost.

In multiplayer, this card is even worse than in constructed as now you have less upkeeps relative to the number of opponents.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 1/5
Miguel

Monday

5-11-09

 

Aven Mimeomancer

Constructed: Do not see any real tournament play with this card, because there are alot of solid creatures that do not need any help to make them better.

Casual &Multiplayer: Some great fun Bird decks could use it to make smaller birds a little bigger. Throw in one Coat of Arms and watch the airforce grows.

Limited: This is a great card to build a deck around and draft with. Turn all of your little guys into flying birdies. Flying is always highly pick in drafts.

Overall a great card for fun and limited play.

 

Costructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Aven Mimeomancer

Welcome back today’s card is an interesting bird wizard that provides combo potential with feather counters providing some interesting multi block synergy. Aven Mimeomancer is a 3/1 flyer for 3 mana, requiring both a blue and a white mana to cast. In the current constructed formats this card just doesn’t make the cut. There is not any deck I know of in standard that could make use of this card, there are numerous 3 drops in the combination of blue and white that competitive decks would rather most likely play. The fact he has no immediate impact on the board and requires other creatures to function inhibits his playability to a large extent. If your opponent has big creatures for you to turn into smaller creatures Mimeomancer is a slow and fragile way to accomplish the task. He and the flyers he creates get wiped by all currently played board sweepers.

In Extended, Vintage, and Legacy Mimeomancer is slow, fragile, and entirely not worth the mana or deck space. Casual and multiplayer games could benefit from token generators that this guy can pump into flyers, but then again you would most likely be better off playing genuine flying threats not situational ones, aside from the fact casual has greater threats to play. Maybe this card could find a niche in casual player’s bird decks could prove a fun and interesting combination. In limited a decently priced flyer that can turn your dudes into flyers would make a decent pick if you’re in color and could set you up for a superior creature assault. Tune in this week for even more wizard cards!
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

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