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Siren of the Fanged Coast
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Siren of the Fanged Coast
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 17, 2014

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Siren of the Fanged Coast which is a five mana Blue 1/1 with Flying and Tribute 3 with the choice of gaining control of target creature. This is quite weak in most formats as it will generally be a 4/4 Flying for five which is unremarkable, but is a five mana 1/1 if your opponent has nothing that can be controlled. Just about any other evasive threat is better than using this and overall it should not see play in any one on one setting.

In Limited this is a serious threat as a 4/4 with evasion or as a permanent Control Magic with a 1/1 included. Even just taking a weak creature gives you the value from the five mana and any moderately Blue deck in Sealed should include it when available. In Booster it is a solid enough early pick that has no major drawback and can make a notable impact whenever it hits play.

For Multiplayer the drawbacks of other Constructed formats can be overcome by making a temporary alliance with the opponent of your choice to not pay tribute then gain control of a third player's creature.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Siren of the Fanged Coast
 
Much like Monday's card, this card really, really wants flavor text. Either that or a name that doesn't practically beg people to wonder about what its backstory is (much like Legions' Liege of the Axe, Defender of the Order, and Keeper of the Nine Gales). It's not as though they pushed it for constructed or anything; you get a reasonably efficient creature if they pay tribute, but reasonably efficient seems not to cut it any more in Standard. In fact, that's about all you're ever likely to get, because most people are probably going to want to avoid having their best creature used against them and/or feel confident they can deal with a creature that's only reasonably efficient. 
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 1/5

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