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Mimic Vat
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Mimic Vat
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed October 28, 2010

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mimic Vat
 
Mimic Vat has already attracted a lot of attention as a build-around card for Standard constructed. I'm sure other people are more familiar with the current format than I am, so we'll take their word for it and look forward to seeing it there. I think a lot of multiplayer decks are going to be equally excited to see it - everyone loves playing with powerful activated and triggered abilities like Vampire Hexmage and Flametongue Kavu, but when there are a lot of players in the game, it makes it much more likely that someone will be able to deal with them. Using abilities like that more than once is great. Being able to do it at will, at instant speed? That's just harsh.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Mimic Vat which is a three mana artifact with Imprint, but the rare option of being able to change what is imprinted which adds dramatically to the versatility and powerones of the card. 
For the three mana activation cost being able to reuse creatures that leave play at the end of turn or with comes into play effects like the Titan cycle this is a major bargain.  It can also be used against an opponent's creatures that return from the graveyard by taking advantage of the exile part of the effect adding another level to an already impressive effect.  Overall this is an excellent card that is easy to run in any deck as it is colorless with low costs to play and activate, so expect to see it popping up as a tech option in several designs.
 
For limited this is a major card that takes advantage of any true bomb creature by making more of them.  A first pick from any pack in Booster and an automatic choice to play in Sealed as it compliments any deck running or facing creatures.  Even in the worst case scenario this provides some benefit whenever you have three mana available and the creature choice can be improved whenever a stronger creature is sent to the graveyard.  The only weakness is needing to have that creature dealt with first, but aside from that this has incredible potential and should not be overlooked.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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