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Mwonvuli Beast Tracker
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Mwonvuli Beast Tracker
Magic 2013

Reviewed July 23, 2012

Constructed: 2.90
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mwonvuli Beast Tracker

A long time ago, I was told that Worldly Tutor was the weakest of its cycle from all the way back in Mirage. I didn't listen, and there is no number that can quantify the amount of fun that card and its variants have brought me down the years. So, if anyone tries to cast aspersions on Mwonvuli Beast Tracker, I recommend you don't listen to that either. Have you seen the kinds of creatures who have hexproof, reach, deathtouch, or trample? There are few things crueler than casting one of these for something really scary against an opponent you know has a mass removal spell or a counterspell or something and then casting things creatures other than the one you searched for, when they're getting attacked and such but they know what horrible thing you have waiting in your hand. Cruel in a good way.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is an interesting creature tutor being able to search your deck for a creature with a relevant ability you need is fantastic and a 2/1 body is nothing to scoff at. In standard I could see this possibly used a creature tutor in birthing pod or in a mono green deck to fetch obviously powerful or situational creatures, I don’t see this card seeing a large amount of play mostly fringe but it can find Geist of Saint Traft which is hilarious. In modern there is more creatures to fetch but it fills the same role fetching a multitude of powerful creatures you could need. In legacy and vintage this card seems highly outclassed and doesn’t really fit into exist archetypes well enough for me to think it will see play. In casual and multiplayer this creature is amazing fetching just what you need for the situation in your deck and also provides a solid body with a relevant creature type, human. This card will also see a fair amount of commander play as well making it a great casual and multiplayer choice. In limited its solid it can find bombs, just make sure you have enough creatures. Overall a card I feel with some constructed and a lot of casual applications.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Mwonvuli Beast Tracker which is a three mana Green 2/1 that allows you to search your library for a creature with Deathtouch, Hexproof, Reach, or Trample and place it on the tip of your library.  This isn't a bad card for Green as it can bring out situational or even key cards as needed, though not placing them into hand or play is an unfortunate delay that allows an opponent to prepare a response.  This being a human scout is a small drawback as well, when a more supported type would give it additional use. Overall a decent card for a deck looking to advance creatures in a more efficient manner, particularly as it is a creature attached to an otherwise weaker tutor.
 
For Limited this is a good way to find a bomb or Reach when dealing with Flying, but the two Green out of three mana is a concern when considering splashing or even a regular two color deck.  If your first pick is a target for the effect this is a viable second or third draft in Booster and in a Sealed pool it is well worth using if your pool includes a few good or one great target.  Otherwise it is underpowered and can be left in the sidedeck as a three mana 2/1 is at best mediocre even in the Limited format.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to a new week of card of the day reviews here at Pojo.com! To kick start the week we are looking at Mwonvuli Beast Tracker from M13. Mwonvuli Beast Tracker is an uncommon green creature human scout that costs one generic and two green mana for a 2/1. Mwonvuli Beast Tracker says when it enters the battlefield, search your library for a creature card with deathtouch, hexproof, reach, or trample and reveal it. Shuffle your library and put that card on top of it.

       Mwonvuli Beast Tracker is nice in some sense because it allows you the ability to dig for what you need most when you may need it. But the main problem is that you have to put it on top of your library versus in your hand. In your hand is sometimes the safest place for something, especially with all the cards that mill these days. Unless you can combine the Mwonvuli Beast Tracker with says Garruk’s Horde, you may lose out on what you need most.
 
Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Multiplayer: 1/5


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