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Sen Triplets
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 15, 2009

Constructed: xx
Casual: xx
Limited: xx
Multiplayer: xx

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BMoor

Sen Triplets

This card locks your opponent out of playing anything, even activated abilities, even TAPPING LANDS FOR MANA, on your turn. Nothing short of Counterbalance or Decree of Silence can counter stuff on your turn while this is out. That's strong, but not too strong-- all it locks out is instants and activated abilities, really. Anything else, your opponent couldn't play on your turn anyway. No, the real strength here is that you get to play cards in his or her hand. You still have to pay their mana costs, so you'll have to play his or her lands first if you need red or green mana and aren't playing 5-color yourself, but a few Exotic Orchard in your deck clears that up nicely. Your opponent will be rushing to empty his or her hand so that you won't be able to play his or her cards, while you can save your own cards for when his or her hand runs out. Then you've got a full grip against a topdecking opponent, ha ha ha!

In multiplayer, you get to choose an opponent, which is good. But then the other opponents can still mess with you, and that's bad. Also there's more chance that somebody will have a kill card on hand to smack it with.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4.5
Multiplayer- 3.5
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sen Triplets

There haven't been too many mythic cards as yet, but there are already some great examples of what the rarity should be trying for. In the fantasy stories that were Magic's direct ancestors, only the most powerful characters ever gained the ability to manipulate people's minds in such a way, and the Sen Triplets are clearly the most powerful individuals even in Esper's high-magic culture. If they stay on the table, assuming enough mana on your side, it's hard to lose the game - and in multiplayer, you get a different person's hand each turn (but watch out for those extra Ancient Grudges).

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Miguel

Friday

5-15-09

 

Sen Triplets

Constructed: This little Mindslaver want to be will probably see some play with very skill players who like playing with rogue decks. It has a nice size for it's mana cost.

Casual & Multiplayer: Make everybody squirm is really awesome when this little girl hits the table.

Limited: This could be okay, good thing it is a mythic rare. If it was a regular rare it would be alot better. Still can be hard to play against and with. I would use 5-colors to make it work the best. Of course steal a land from their hand.

 

Overall a real strong mythic rare that has break me written all over it.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Multiplayer: 4

Limtied: 4

 

Later

Miguel

 
Paul Magic The Gathering Card Of The Day: Sen Triplets

Welcome readers today we have yet another wizard type creature this one happens to also be a legendary artifact one, with ties to the shard of Esper. Wow certainly a jaw dropping ability akin to a certain artifact from Mirrodin, the ability while certainly devastating doesn’t prevent or neutralize the opponent’s threats already on the field. In a competitive environment this creature has a relatively inefficient body that is attached to a card costing 5 mana and tri-color at that that doesn’t fit in any current competitive decks.. Its vulnerable to all removal and all board sweepers in standard and in general I feel wont get a large amount of play except as a possible card in a random Johnny’s rogue deck. Extended, Legacy and Vintage say nay. Casual and multiplayer games are an entirely different area together. This effect can devastate players and allow you to make friends and enemies in the politics of magic. The effect can be useful in Esper style decks otherwise this is a possible Johnny card will most likely be used strictly in casual circles. Don’t quote me on this though this card may see some play, just not right now. Limited this card could help you wrecks opponents key plan s and the fact the set is multicolor may allow you to tap into your opponents powerful spells.

Constructed- 1.0
Casual- 3.0
Limited- 2.0
Multiplayer- 3.0

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