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Triassic Egg
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Triassic Egg
Legends

Reviewed April 19, 2011

Constructed: 1.90
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 2.60
Multiplayer: 2.80

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BMoor

Triassic Egg

Ten mana over at least two turns to put a creature card into play from your hand or graveyard? I suppose it's still just barely cheaper than hardcasting Darksteel Colossus, and this is colorless graveyard reanimation so it's bound to be a bit expensive, but I can't imagine any deck having room for this card. It'd be easier just to splash black for Zombify and a discard outlet-- the ability to get a creature from your hand as well as your graveyard is not worth this much time and mana.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 2
Multiplayer- 1

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Triassic Egg
 
I never understood why Triassic Egg was able to get a creature from your graveyard as well as your hand. Perhaps the designers of Legends wanted to enable a mono-blue reanimator deck? Perhaps said designers had a premonition of Dragon Tyrant and thought of casting it for no mana? Perhaps the dinosaurs knew the secret of reincarnation? The truth may lie somewhere in between. The only wrinkle is that it doesn't fit so well in the Shivan Raptor/Imperiosaur K-T Line beatdown archetype. 
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Welcome back readers today's egg card is Triassic Egg and I promise to go easier on the puns and space them out through the week so you don't crack(Get it?). In standard, extended and eternal this card is impossibly slow and is either illegal or wont see any amount of play. Focusing on casual and multiplayer combine this card with proliferate and you can get a slow ineffective Zombify or an expensive colorless Dramatic Entrance. Overall this card could see nice play but the cost of building it up and sacrificing and recurring may not be worth it unless your sneaking in something like Progenitus and even then there are better and cheaper options to cheat creatures into play although instant speed is a bonus. In limited its expensive but can be put into any color deck its slow and most likely not worth it.
 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer: 2.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Triassic Egg which is another older card, but this one does gain some new life with new mechanics such as Proliferate which can add another counter and bring the effect into play a turn earlier.  Several deck designs do revolve around bringing out one big creature and this is another way of doing it, but this is a bit slower and more suited to an artifact build than Polymorph or Elvish Piper style.  Overall not a bad card, but other options exist and across more modern formats.
 
For Limited, which would consist of Legends, Chronicles, or a box of Masters Edition IV this is one way to bring an expensive creature into play or back into play when your available mana is low or even the wrong color.  The versatility makes it quite valuable in a multicolor deck or after losing a key creature to removal or in combat.  The casting cost and six mana to fully activate takes time to manage, so it is a bit expensive as a first pick though working in any deck makes up for that drawback.  In Sealed it can be played alongside any color combination, but as this is only one card in forty the deck shouldn't focus on expensive or Gold cards to avoid getting stuck with unplayable hands.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

    Welcome to Easter week here at Pojo.com. Today we take a look at Triassic Egg. Triassic Egg is an artifact that costs four generic mana. Triassic Egg has an activated ability that costs three mana and tap it to put a hatchling counter on it. It has another activated ability that allows you to sacrifice it to either put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield or return target creature card from the graveyard to the battlefield. This ability can only be activated if there are two or more hatchling counter on Triassic Egg.

     Triassic Egg is definitely a great card in terms of getting some large creatures out fast, or returning something that died out quickly. The only draw back, is it is slow, and could potentially be easily destroyed. These days, one mana can destroy an artifact. But hey, sometimes it is worth the risk. Just examine a handful of cards that Triassic Egg could drop really fast, such as Emrakul, Kozilek, Ulamog, Blightsteel Colossus, and several others, it is no wonder this card is worth it.
 
Limited: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
Constructed: 3/5


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