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Mirror of Fate
M10

Reviewed September 30, 2009

Constructed: 1.90
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 1.25
Multiplayer: 1.90

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BMoor

Mirror of Fate

This card exists only to be comboed with. And I don't know of any good comboes that want it, except maybe Leveler in Extended, or maybe some Flashback-heavy decks? Either way, it's only as good as the card you're comboing it with.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Multiplayer- 2
Limited- 1

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mirror of Fate

A card like this really needs to be built around to work properly, or sometimes at all. I've already heard of a few intrepid designers doing exactly that. It reminds me a little of Doomsday from the Weatherlight expansion, and can win the game in much the same manner. An interesting card with a lot of fun applications.

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

Wednesday 9-30-09

Mirror of Fate

 

Constructed: Lets make some weird Leveler combo...

 

Casual & Multiplayer: If this card finds a home than casual is the place to start. Everything starts at the casual level doesn't it?

 

Limited: You could Celestial Purge something of yours, weird. Grab a bunch of Skeletons, Vampires, and Zombies and use Undead Slayer, to much trouble. Or just Hauting Echoes yourself when you do not have much of a deck left. I see now real use for this card in limited or sealed.

 

Overall it could be a fun wacky combo.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 2

Limited: 2

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Maikeruu


Today's card of the day is Mirror of Fate and the last card of the day of September. I'm sure there are several combinations that can make this a powerful card, but the benefit would rarely measure up to the intense risk involved. You have to have face up exiled cards and then switch your entire library for at most seven cards. No matter what card you pull you are vulnerable to all sorts of disruption and while potentially fun, I can't seriously recommend this card outside of a casual format.


In Constructed this could possibly be used for some sort of win condition, but it would be too vulnerable and involved to make any serious run at winning tournaments. Keep this kind of oddness to Casual unless someone finds a way to break the Mirror.

To Casual turning this into a worthwhile engine is a worthy goal and winning after exiling your entire library would be solid bragging rights. I don't see an immediate option at present, but perhaps a future release will bring the missing piece of the puzzle.

With Limited if I could give this card a zero I'd ask for a lower scoring option... If this is in one of your packs in Sealed or Booster just be glad you have other packs to open and push it to the side.
There is zero reason to ever try playing this and even if you get a card or two exiled you are very unlikely to win with it before you lose by failing to draw a card.

For Multiplayer unless your combo involves winning the game or all opponents losing any other plan is likely to fail as you run out cards to draw or get disrupted by one of the other opponents.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 1.0
Multiplayer: 1.5
Lucky Today's card of the day is Spellbook, and its easily one of the simplest cards ever created. Simple cost, simple effect.

Having no max hand size? When does that even come up? Very very seldom, if ever, be worth the one spot it takes in your deck.

1.0, All formats.

~Lucky
 

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