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Deputy of Acquittals
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 Deputy of Acquittals
- Dragon's Maze

Reviewed April 30, 2013

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

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Deputy of Acquittals

You know what I say about the only thing better than doing something once. The "reuse my comes-into-play effects lots of times" archetype is actually rather crowded right now with solid support effects, but I think this card actually does have a chance of fitting in to at least some of those decks. For one thing, its self-bounce effect is optional, meaning that if your opponent just landed a Supreme Verdict recently you can use it as "just" a 2/2 with flash, which is just fine. As far as other uses of this type of card, Deputy of Acquittals effectively counters stealing spells and Pacifism effects as well as anything else that exists, and that's also just fine.

As an end note, this card is a nod to Planar Chaos' Whitemane Lion and Stonecloaker. I love how Mark Rosewater still tries to claim that Planar Chaos isn't "really" representative of the color pie. Seriously, look through that set on Gatherer some time and look at how many of its interpretations have come to pass in recent sets.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Deputy of Acquittals which is a two mana Blue and White 2/2 with Flash that can return a target creature you control to hand when it comes into play.  This is a very useful card that could see play in just about any format to support comes into or leaves play effects.  The cost is low, the Flash allows it to be used in response to targeted removal, and overall it has the potential to be a mainstay in Blue/White.
 
For Limited this is an excellent common that can support many different cards in the set and is at worst a surprise blocker in a pinch.  The cost is manageable and every Azorius deck in Sealed should include any copies available while it is well worth an early pick in Booster after a Blue or White rare.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

Welcome back to the Pojo.com card of the day section. Today we are looking at Deputy of Aquitals from Dragon's Maze. Deputy of Aquitals is a common white and blue creature human wizard that costs one white aand one blue mana for a 2/2. Deputy of Aquitals has flash and says whenever it enters the battlefield, you may return another target creature you control to your hand.

While not the best card in the set, Deputy of Aquitals is still a solid common card. Very useful for a flash blocker, that can save another blocker, or attacker, that you may not have wanted to lose. The Deputy of Aquitals is also great for bouncing other creatures with enters the battlefield abilities.

Again, not the best, but very functional.

Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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