I've always been a fan of the "creature plus
one" style of card. Part of me wishes they could
finally decide whether it's green or white, but
until they do, Blade Splicer will probably be
its poster child. Even without her granting a
keyword ability, the golem is a solid creature,
and with her, there are an awful lot of early
creatures that can't touch it. Once you start
combining the Splicer with Flicker or Doubling
Season effects, things can get downright insane.
Like a lot of cards from New Phyrexia, Blade
Splicer's influence goes far beyond just one
block or one Standard season.
Today's card of the day is Blade Splicer which
is a three mana White 1/1 that puts a 3/3 golem
into play and gives your golems First Strike.
While other splicers are available in White the
aggressive costing of this makes it useful to
multiple deck designs which can include Golem
themes, artifact combo, or even general White
horde builds. Overall this is a very
playable card and one that is making an impact
even at the competitive levels.
For Limited a three mana creature that gives
four attacking power, two bodies, and the 3/3
side having First Strike is an automatic
inclusion in any build using White. Sealed
decks should consider this as a primary reason
to play the color, at least splashing it for the
easily managed single White mana symbol.
While Booster should make this a first pick
which can potentially be supported with other
golems and splicers.
Welcome to another
great card of the day review here at Pojo.com!
This time we are looking at Blade Splicer from
New Phyrexia. Blade Splicer is a rare white
creature human artificer that costs two generic
and one white mana and is a 1/1. When Blade
Splicer enters the battlefield, put a 3/3 Golem
token onto the battlefield, and golem creatures
you control have first strike.
I love the splicers, all of them. They were
one of the coolest things that I think New
Phyrexia brought us. The fact that for a single
mana cost, you get two creatures (three for Maul
Splicer) and the then gain an additional
ability. That is just begging for them to be
built around each other. I think that the
biggest let down was that the splicers never
made it to each color (black and red never
Back to Blade Splicer though. Blade Splicer is
definitely one of the better Splicers. The fact
that it is only three mana, and then gets you a
3/3 first strike is just insanity. But let us
analyze this even farther. Once you begin
dropping out some other white splicers, you
could end up with an army of 4/4 vigilant first
strikers. Even more ridiculous. But lets just
for one second go another direction. There was a
particularly good blue splicer, Wing Splicer,
that gives Golems flying. And once you begin to
dabble in blue, you should take note of a second
main card, Xenograft. Xenograft now lets you
choose a cretaure type when it enters the
battlefield, all creatures you control become of
that type. This means that if you choose Golem,
all your creatures now get the benefits from
your Splicers. And with Blade Splicer out, all
your creatures then gain first strike. And we
also know how well white likes to spit out
tokens, well, now they will all be Golems, and
gain first strike.
Even when not used in combination with
blue, you are still able to machine out a ton of
golems other ways, that will love being pumped
up by the Blade Splicer.
Welcome back readers todays card of the day is
quite popular as getting two bodies is a
fantastic deal. In standard this is seeing play
in all sorts of white decks and most notably in
the successor to Caw Blade decks white/ blue
blade style decks. A 3/3 first strike is nothing
to sneeze at and the 1/1 body when the token is
dead can sword up. In modern and extended this
card fills a similar role providing a threat on
the board for a reasonable cost. In
eternal formats this card is severely
outclassed. In casual and multiplayer splicer
decks based around the golems and various tricks
are a synergistic and somewhat powerful deck
style whose power is diminished in multiplayer.
In limited its easily splashable and not a bomb
but a solid card for your decks. Overall a solid
card capable of improving your broad presence
and can beat down.