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Top 10 Cards of 2010
#10
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 3.95
Limited: 4.87
Multiplayer: 3.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
 
Love them or hate them, play them or destroy them, embrace them or evade them, the Eldrazi have changed the way we think about large creatures. The lesser members of their ranks make "mere" 6/6 creatures look mediocre, and the elders make the most powerful planeswalkers feel weak. Ulamog truly lives up to his title of the Infinite Gyre: his indestructibility, his ability to destroy anything with his comes-into-play ability, and his devastation of the opponent's permanents on attack puts almost any opponent on an endless downward spiral. Whether you cast him on a crowded triple-Rise of the Eldrazi battlefield or explode him into play with a Summoning Trap, Ulamog is like the ocean: dark, relentless, and inevitable.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Paul

Magic The gathering Card of The Day: Ulamog The Infinite Gyre
 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is number 10 on our top ten countdown of 2010's best new cards, Ulamog The Infinite Gyre. For a measly eleven mana you get a 10/10 creature that can destroy any permanent when it comes into play, annihilator 4 is just icing on the cake as well as the shuffle clause that prevents reanimation shenanigans. In standard this card pales in comparison to the other legendary Eldrazi creatures, its still powerful but most decks would rather run emrakrul or kozliek. In extended and eternal the very same principle applies, there are more powerful Eldrazi to be played to take time for this card. In casual and multiplayer any of the Eldrazi are quite horrifying to be staring down. Once again is legendary brethren are more powerful but this is a powerful card that can take out a pesky permanent and begin wrecking opponents during attack steps. In limited its a certifiable bomb a first pick as its colorless and fits in any deck, it would be advised to run some sort of mana ramp or acceleration to get it out quicker. Overall a powerful card that pales in comparison to other Eldrazi's power.

Constructed : 3.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's number ten card of 2010 is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre which at 10/10 for eleven mana, Indestructible, with a no limitations destroy target permanent when cast, and the Annihilator effect you have an impressive threat both when cast and while in play.  There are methods of getting around Indestructible, but making this Eldrazi even harder to remove than the others gives a distinct advantage.  The high cost will still keep it out of most competitive decks, but I wouldn't be surprised if some builds make their way into the tournament scene.
 
For Limited this is a major bomb that can destroy another Eldrazi or Planeswalker when cast then becomes a lethal threat with few removal options in set.  Absolutely a first pick in Booster and worth playing in almost any Sealed as the colorless nature works with any mana base. 
Like all Eldrazi be sure to add what support you can to speed up the play as eleven is still a bit high even for Limited.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

Top 10 of 2010: Ulamog
 
John Shultis
 
    Welcome to Pojo.com’s Top 10 Cards of 2010. I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. The first of the Top 10 cards is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. For eleven mana you get a 10/10, indestructible monster, who has annihilator 4. But perhaps his best feature is that when he comes into play, he destroys any permanent. That means planeswalkers, creatures, enchantments, artifacts, and even lands. Anything your heart desires, he can blow up. Oh, and should an opponent figure out some way of getting this beast to your graveyard, he just gets shuffled right back into your library, waiting to come back out and play.
    No matter what the format, no matter what the situation, this guy is good all around. He can handle about any situation, except that pesky counter spell. But other than that, this guy can dish it out. Decks may not necessarily be built around him, but he certainly complements many varieties of decks. In Eldrazi decks, this guy definitely belongs. He may not be as powerful as Emrakul, but the ability to take out things as big as Emrakul cannot be overlooked.
   Outside of limited formats is where this guy could definitely be used and abused. Bouncing him to get him popped out again to blow more things up could game change. Due to his indestructibility, mass wipe out spells bounce off him, and leave the field open for his annihilator to finish off whatever else may have survived the initial destruction. And even in the event you had multiple large things to deal with, he can withstand whatever he couldn’t initially destroy.
    Again, whatever the scenario, this guy is just a must have.
 
Limited: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Constructed: 3/5


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