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Memnite
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed November 23, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 2.90
Multiplayer: 3.13

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BMoor

Memnite

I honestly never thought I'd see the day they printed a creature with a zero mana cost and a greater-than-zero power. Ornithopter and Phyrexian Walker had convinced me that you couldn't get the ability to deal combat damage un-pumped without paying for it. But then, long ago Wandering Ones had taught me the hard way that a 1/1 with no abilities just isn't worth paying one mana for, so I guess the powers that be figured it'd be okay to let us have it for free. After all, it's still pretty useless in combat until you pump it somehow (Steel Overseer maybe?), and its zero mana cost can't really be exploited with anything that couldn't already exploit Ornithopter. It can't even block flyers, or defeat the intent of Raging Goblin like the ol' 'Thopter can. I don't think we're getting too much for too cheap.

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

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Memnite
 
Robert A. Heinlein once wrote, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." But what the heck did he know? Memnite's only notable drawback is being "merely" 1/1 in an era of Titans and Eldrazi. That's a small price to pay for helping various Quests, boosting metalcraft and storm, and being able to have three or four permanents in play before your opponent has a land. Free lunches taste the best, I hear (but the moon is always a harsh mistress).
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Memnite 
 
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Memnite the first 1/1 creature for zero mana. In standard this card has already shown its potential in the white Argentum Armor weenie deck and red decks utilizing Mox  Opal to get goblins out early via Kuldortha Forge, if metalcraft breaks onto the scene this card is a lynchpin. In extended as of now I don’t know of any particular decks that can utilize this little guy, possible uses in a combo deck,  in eternal I don’t think it will see widespread play but possible fringe play in Affinity, I think they can use a card like this. In casual and multiplayer it’s a zero casting creature for combo decks and Affinity and metalcraft variants. In limited it’s a creature so that is always a good thing definitely not a high pick. Overall an interesting card for Affinity and metalcraft as well as fueling combos.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Memnite which is a zero mana 1/1 artifact creature which can only be said to have the drawbacks of Construct as a type and somewhat minimal topdeck value later in the game.  Otherwise this is a great card that can be placed in any number of aggressive or artifact based decks for additional support in the early game. 
Ornithopter can fly and can block a 1/1, but Memnite can keep the pressure on the opponent and is worth running in more deck designs.
 
In Limited this is possibly the best card to get in your opening hand both for attacking purposes or Metalcraft and is a top draft choice.  If one or more are in your Sealed pool they should be played in any build without hesitation as there is no drawback to running them.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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