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Deadeye Navigator
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 Deadeye Navigator
- Avacyn Restored

Reviewed November 25, 2015

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.33
Commander [EDH]: 4.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Deadeye Navigator
 
Avacyn Restored had a subtheme involving flickering, and this creature is like the lord of that theme. Six mana may be a relatively high cost, but when you actually get basically unlimited flickering of whatever value creature you choose plus the Navigator as a 5/5 that can't be killed by anything as long as you have two mana up, it feels a lot cheaper. It's even hard to stop it with something like Squelch or Rimewind Cryomancer because the cost is so long and they can do it again in response. Despite that, the requirement of having another creature makes it somewhat less desirable for traditional control decks, but it can be absolutely dominating in slower casual settings or Commander.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Deadeye Navigator which is a six mana Blue
5/5 with Soulbond that allows it and the paired creature to each blink for two mana.  The mana cost on this is fairly high, but with it in play alongside a target that has a major enters or leaves play ability the game should be almost won.  Options include two mana countermagic, tokens, destruction, and bounce which can all leave an opponent with few options.  It works best with a deck built to support it and stall into six mana, though having two creatures with low cost blink effects is disruptive even without support.
 
In Limited the format has many enters play effects and this can be a dominant first pick in Booster that is easily supported with later picks.  For Sealed this works well as the top card in both mana cost and finisher potential for even a halfway decent Blue pool and should not be sidedecked unless the pool leans too far into another direction to manage it.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0
EDH/Commander: 4.0


Armuun
Deadeye Navigator
 
I keep hearing horror stories about this in EDH. I haven't played against it so I'll assume it's good in EDH, and pretty much.... unplayable without ramp elsewhere. Sure, let's go with that.
 
Oh yeah. Happy thanksgiving.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 2
EDH: 5

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