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Eye of Ugin
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 Eye of Ugin
- Modern Masters 2015

Reviewed June 19, 2015

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 2.00
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander [EDH]: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Eye of Ugin
 
If you weren't familiar with the Zendikar block, it's worth pointing out that Worldwake had no Eldrazi in it - this card, when printed, referred to a creature type that did not yet exist. I really enjoyed that at the time, as it was quite an effective foreshadowing of the spectacular events to come. Even with the Eye's discount, many colorless Eldrazi will still require some acceleration to make a significant impact on games - for example, it doesn't make much dent in the costs of Emrakul and friends - but it certainly does free up more of your deck to do other things at the same time. And, if you get into an Eldrazi stalemate, getting your Eye active and searching for Emrakul and friends is the perfect way to break out.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: In 2010, Worldwake was not drafted together with Rise of the Eldrazi; this card would have been rated about 1/5. If they are together, or if drafting Modern Masters 2015, its value is significantly higher; around 3/5.
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Eye of Ugin which is a legendary land that reduces the cost of colorless eldrazi spells and for seven can tap to search for a colorless creature.  This is a very specialized card that primarily works to support eldrazi and later in a game can tutor them or artifact creatures.  In an eldrazi deck this is quite solid and at least once copy should be included if they are a focus of the build, but otherwise there are few situations where a card this narrow in scope can be applied.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


Armuun
Eye of Ugin
 
Rounding out the week, we have a centerpiece for eldrazi based decks. It helps making the titan's huge costs a little easier to swallow, and for a hefty sum of mana, you can tutor them to boot. That said, outside of Eldrazi, or maybe artifact creatures, it's not remotely useful. 
 
Constructed: 4 (Eldrazi) 1 (Elsewhere)
Casual: 5 (Eldrazi) 1 (Elsewhere)
Limited: 1
Multiplayer: 3.5 (you get the picture)
EDH: 5

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