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Permeating Mass
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Permeating Mass
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

Constructed: 2.13
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 2.88
Commander [EDH]: 2.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Permeating Mass
 
I really like this card for being a new and interesting take on green's method of using its creatures to deal with other creatures. A 1/3 for one mana is not a bad early blocker by any means, and even if you lose it, you will probably have turned something into something significantly less threatening. Conversely, that ability means that it can almost attack past dragons and angels with impunity - it's the most embarrassing way possible to lose a Lightning Angel. It's going to be strange seeing people fighting over the card with Ultimate Price versus Ranger's Guile, but it's going to happen somewhere somehow.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H.

Permeating Mass (8/19)
 
I think Ooze would be more appropriate for a creature called "Permeating Mass", but whatever. The idea is that it's an irritating wall and a threat your opponent doesn't want to block with their good creature, thanks to that nasty ability (which can, in fact, result in a board clogged with Masses). A 1/3 for 1 mana is a surprisingly effective early body, and it has some relevance late-game thanks to its ability.
 
I feel, though, Permeating Mass is ultimately a bit too underwhelming to get there. Its abilities are all pretty passive in a color what wants to floor the gas, and relying on combat damage to work its magic removes some of the fun tricks you could get with Fight effects (Fight, appropriately, is an excellent way to off this card).
 
Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 2.75
Commander: 2.75


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