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Windreader Sphinx
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 Windreader Sphinx
- M14

Reviewed August 16, 2013

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Windreader Sphinx
 
This card is probably not going to be as dominating as Consecrated Sphinx, from Mirrodin Besieged, was. But that still makes it one of the most powerful cards printed in recent years. It's obviously decent as a finisher in a control-style deck, with the fact that it keeps you on top and well-stocked with resources compensating for its lack of speed. It also seems designed to destroy blue decks of different styles - if you manage to land this against, say, a Faerie tribal deck, said deck basically can't do anything at all until it neutralizes the Windreader somehow. In multiplayer, someone's bound to have dragons or angels or the like, and there are plenty of ways to keep them attacking people who aren't you and drawing you cards in the process. This card has something for everyone to love.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Windreader Sphinx which is a seven mana Blue
3/7 with Flying that allows you to draw a card whenever a creature with Flying attacks.  The effect is great, but the mana cost is very high for most Constructed formats which will keep it from seeing any serious play.  It might be used as the top of the mana curve in a Flying themed deck with four Warden of Evos Isle cards, though that is more likely in Casual or Multiplayer.
 
In Limited this is a very effective card once played that is held back only somewhat by the relatively high mana cost and low power. The high defense and benefit from any creature with Flying on the attack makes it an easy first pick and easily supported with other Flying cards.  In Booster or Sealed even a moderate number of Flying creatures alongside this can lead to victory in most games and there is little drawback to utilizing evasion as a primary theme.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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