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Wing Splicer
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Wing Splicer
New Phyrexia

Reviewed May 23, 2011

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 2.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Wing Splicer
 
For some reason, New Phyrexia's Splicers have really caught my attention. I bought the intro pack that has Precursor Golem and a bunch of Splicers. I put a couple of them in a deck with Momentary Blink. After that, I started thinking about adding Chameleon Colossus and Taurean Mauler and some other changelings. By the time I was looking for my Blades of Velis Vel and Mistform Slivers, I started wondering if the deck was getting too ambitious. Regardless of whether you put them all in one deck or spread them across lots of decks, the Splicers are great fun. The absolute least they give you is two creatures from one card, which helps you defend and attack other creature decks. The best-case scenario involves words like "overwhelming" and "negative two hundred and three."
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Wing Slicer which is a four mana 1/1 for Blue that comes into play with a 3/3 golem artifact and will give your golems Flying.  This is a decent creature especially as Blue often has artifact support readily available and evasion is always a welcome threat, so any of the recent golems printed can be played as a secondary theme. 
Overall a playable card in a Blue/Artifact build and possibly something that will make it into a few serious decklists.
 
In Limited two creatures for one card is usually a bargain and Flying is an advantage, so this combining both makes for a good early pick in Booster and an easy choice when playing Blue in Sealed.  For either the tribal theme isn't really strong enough to go out of your way, but getting them into play can be an issue if the artificers can be protected.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to Pojo.com’s Card of the Day. Today we are looking at Wing Splicer from New Phyrexia. Wing Splicer is a blue creature that costs three generic and one blue mana for a 1/1. When it, as all the other splicers do, comes into play, you get a 3/3 artifact creature Golem. The special boost offered by the Wing Splicer is that Golem creatures you control gain Flying.

     The splicers are definitely giving rise to Golem decks. I had one before the release of New Phyrexia, and the Splicers only made it better. The ability to suddenly put creatures as large as golems into the air is a definite advantage in many ways. For starters, many decks don’t run flying, or have an answer for it. And that situation, it could be an end game scenario. Another is golems usually don’t have flying, so that is a weakness for the traditional golem deck, which is corrected. The main downfall of all the splicers simply is how easy it becomes to kill them, and eliminate the bonus they granted. Luckily if you are running the Wing Splicer, you are running blue, and hopefully have a counterspell handy just in case.

     The main ways to exploit the splicers involves using something else from the New Phyrexia set, Xenograft. This could turn everything into golems, including the splicers, which they then grant their bonuses to themselves. Another fun thing to run with splicers are Changlings, since they are every creature type, they gain the bonuses.

     Very tough to successfully keep on the board, but if you can either keep it alive, or quickly capitalize on the advantage granted, you may not need to worry about it.
 
Limited: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5


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