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Pyromancer's Goggles
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Pyromancer's Goggles
- Origins

Reviewed July 23, 2015

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.67
Commander [EDH]: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Pyromancer's Goggles
 
I'd love to make a "The goggles! They do nothing!" joke, but I think the card already did it for me. Actually, that's not entirely true - there are very few red instants or sorceries where it really hurts to have an extra copy, and plenty where it outright wins the game to do so. While the goggles' own mana cost makes them less the sort of acceleration that midrange and control decks tend to look at, and more into theme deck territory, when everything comes together the results will be absolutely spectacular. 
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Pyromancer's Goggles which is a five mana Legendary artifact that taps for a Red and can copy Red instant or sorcery spells that use that mana.  This is an endgame play for Red burn decks that should set up a win on the following turn in most situations as with six additional mana it will deal twelve damage from a Crater's Claws not counting Ferocious and sixteen with it. This will change how Red burn is looked at after the opening turns and is a huge potential upgrade to the design.
 
In Limited this is potentially a five mana tap for one Red mana artifact that very often will have no other impact on a game.  It is a very risky first pick in Booster and could be an instant sidedeck choice in Sealed if the pool offers little to benefit from the effect.  Risk aside this can be extremely powerful with the right cards and very difficult to pass in Booster, so it absolutely can win games with a good card to copy.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


Armuun
Pyromancer's Goggles
 
A red mana rock that copies red instants and sorceries? That's interesting. It won't light standard on fire (ba-dum-tss) but it's a nice addition to casual and EDH. It's a high cost artifact that gets better every time you play a burn spell or a spell that steals creatures or whatnot. I like it.
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 3.5

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