Welcome to another great card of the day
review here at Pojo.com! Today we are looking at
Spellskite from New Phyrexia. Spellskite is a
rare artifact creature-horror that costs two
generic mana to get out, and is a 0/4.
Spellskite has a rather handy ability that for
one blue Phyrxian mana, you may change the
target of target spell or ability to Spellskite.
Phyrexian mana of course can either be paid by
the mana of that color, or two life.
Spellskite is a must in many kinds of
decks and I honestly cannot believe we missed
the Spellskite when we were reviewing New
Phyrexia. It has potential to be in many
tournament decks, and made its way there
already, and for good reason. The fact that
should your opponent have a removal spell, one
blue mana or two life means that Spellsite would
become the target instead of whatever they were
trying to target in the first place. This is of
course handy when you have a creature or
permanent that you really need on the board, or
don’t want being targeted. This can sometimes
mean that your opponent may need two removal
spells just to handle what they really wished to
destroy, or remove, or whatever.
Let’s remember that this can go far
beyond being defensive purposes as well. Should
your opponent try enchanting their creature, you
can change the target to Spellskite, since Auras
must target. Their own pump spells could well be
used against them.
These are the reasons Spellskite is a
great card, for the fact it can be used in a
variety of fashions. And it’s worth even more
potentially in multiplayer. The more spells
slinging around, the more potential for
Spellskite to get bigger. But that also may mean
more reasons for your opponent to target