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Mystic Genesis
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 Mystic Genesis
- Gatecrash

Reviewed April 9, 2013

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mystic Genesis

For your interest, this is a reworked version of Draining Whelk, from Time Spiral. Considering how easy color fixing is in Ravnica, you can consider being two colors an advantage over its ancestor, in a sort of roundabout way, as it gives you access to a whole different set of creatures and spells. Either way, this version is good at closing out games in control decks, with the fact that it's a spell and not a creature giving you the relevant bonuses from cards like Talrand and Lunar Mystic. Not to mention that Oozes are always popular.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Mystic Genesis which is a five mana Blue and Green that counters target spell and puts an X/X Green ooze token into play where X equals the converted mana cost of the countered spell. A five mana counterspell is a bit too expensive for competitive formats and the token, while adding card advantage, it too often will not be a large enough creature to justify the cost and keeping that much mana untapped. Overall it isn't exactly a bad card, just not practical, despite being efficient, and isn't likely to see much play.

For Limited this is a decent potential trigger for Evolve and some card advantage which can even be a bit of a threat if used against a higher cost spell. There's no reason not to play this in a Simic deck when opened in Sealed and is strong enough to be a first pick in Booster, even though it may not be as directly impressive as other Simic rares.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


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