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Alluring Siren
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Alluring Siren
Magic 2012

Reviewed May 3, 2012

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Alluring Siren
 
I waited almost twenty years for a card with a quote from the Odyssey in its flavor text. They finally gave me one: the first version of Alluring Siren, in M10. Then, when she came back in M12, her flavor text was different. Thanks, guys in Renton. Still, it's hard to complain about what she does in gameplay. Recreating some of the classic combos involving Royal Assassin is great fun, and with a little effort (and the odd Kessig Recluse) you can set up severely disadvantageous combat for your opponent, regardless of what the creature being targeted is. Try her with Silent Arbiter.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Alluring Siren which is a two mana Blue 1/1
that taps to have target creature an opponent controls attack you that
turn if able.  This may not be effective against mana effects or
anything else an opponent can tap without a specific trigger, but
forcing lords or other support cards into an unfavorable attack is quite
useful in the right situation.  While not a great card the right
metagame gives this value in the sidedeck at least and it can
effectively support control builds by being reuseable when facing swarm
decks.
 
For Limited this is quite strong in the creature driven format and can
break stalemates or manipulate the field enough to gain noticeable
advantages.  Alongside even a 1/2 creature this can be a huge headache
for an opponent that is well worth a second or third pick in Booster. 
Any Sealed splashing Blue should take advantage of this often overlooked
card as it will change the game while it is in play.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

     Welcome to the Pojo.com card of the day section. Today we are looking at Alluring Siren from M12. Alluring Siren is an uncommon blue creature siren that costs one generic and one blue mana for a 1/1. Alluring Siren has the ability to tap: target creature an opponent controls attacks you this turn if able.

     I always loved the Alluring Siren. I used to use it an my old Leviathan deck, forcing helpless creatures come and get eaten by a Sea Serpent or some form of Leviathan. I also used to use it well in a black and blue deck I had built, combining it to force the opponent’s biggest creature to attack, and then destroy it with Royal Assassin. And then there is of course, there is using it with Gidoen’s Avenger. Force the creature to attack, and then it gives Gideon’s Avenger a pump, and then should be able to kill something.

      I love the Alluring Siren, and I enjoy finding new and interesting ways of exploiting the forced attack.
 
Limited: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


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