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Geth, Lord of the Vault
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Geth, Lord of the Vault
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 4.38
Multiplayer: 3.33

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Geth, Lord of the Vault

If you've read the novels that came with Mirrodin block, you know Geth here has really gotten ahead since then. And you get that joke. ;)
More importantly, Geth here is an amazing finisher. As if the 5 power and functional fear weren't enough, Geth can steal artifacts and creatures out of opponent's graveyards and mill them in one fell swoop, thus fattening their graveyards for future plundering. Just remember, your target's CMC must be exactly X (no overpaying just to mill more), and it must already be in the graveyard before the milling occurs (no dumping mana into Geth and hoping to flip a match). Thus, even if your opponent finds an answer to Geth, he must them cope with the various artifacts and creatures of his that you have recruited from his graveyard.

Really, Geth's only weakness is his competition. In the same set, we have Carnifex Demon and Skythiryx the Blight Dragon, among others. Both of those can end a game faster than Geth, and that's not even getting into artifact beasts like Wurmcoil Engine or Steel Hellkite. What deck wants Geth but doesn't do just as well to run any of those? Not to say that slowly usurping an opponent's graveyard and beating him with his own scraps isn't fun, of course.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 4.5
Multiplayer- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Geth, Lord of the Vault
 
I was always a little curious what Geth looked like, having read all the flavor text with his name in it from the first Mirrodin block. Now that we've seen him in person, I'm impressed by how his activated ability has synergy with, well, with itself. The only unfortunate thing is that the ability doesn't work against creatureless decks, like Jace Beleren's does. Despite this, Geth delivers exactly the intrigue and exciting gameplay you would expect from Phyrexia's number one servant.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Geth, Lord of the Vault which is a six mana
5/5 with Intimidate and a nice reanimation effect with a little library destruction to help support it.  Being a zombie doesn't hurt and it may see a little play in the right deck, but the higher cost might not be too appealing outside of control and discard themes.
 
In Limited this is pretty much the definition of a bomb with a 5/5 body, somewhat limited evasion in an artifact heavy format, library destruction, and most importantly the ability to take creatures from your opponent's graveyard.  Absolutely a first pick in Booster draft and unless your Black pool is very weak in Sealed the kind of card that drives the color choice for you.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5


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