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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day
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Shimmer Myr
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Shimmer Myr
Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Shimmer Myr
 
It's not obvious that Shimmer Myr fits in any particular deck archetype right now (although you'll notice that his bonus applies to every denizen of Esper), but the card has a great deal of potential. Just as creature decks' plans can be destroyed by double strike and burn decks are terrified of lifelink, flash is the one keyword that control decks most hate playing against. Not only does this little guy multiply your chances to get something past a wall of counterspells or Doom Blades, it disrupts their rhythm, and a player who has to divide his attention on his own turn makes mistakes.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Shimmer Myr which is a three mana 2/2 that gives your artifacts Flash.  As a myr and having such a low added cost for the effect this is quite nice as an added feature for myr decks even if it just used to play cards at the end of your opponent's turn. 
Factor in the option for combat tricks and you have a very effective addition to a dedicated theme or nearly any artifact build.
 
For Limited this may or may not dramatically impact the game, but for a colorless three mana 2/2 it gives an advantage that shouldn't be overlooked.  It should be your first pick, followed by giving higher priority to any artifact that can be used with a comes into play effect or immediately tapped for an effect.  In Sealed this should always be played even if you somehow ran no other artifacts, just leaving land untapped and having a card in hand would have the psychological benefit.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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