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Dimensional Infiltrator
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 Dimensional Infiltrator
- Oath of Gatewatch

Reviewed February 29, 2016

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.67
Commander [EDH]: 3

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BMoor Dimensional Infiltrator

The Eldrazi's flavorful inspiration draws heavily from the milieu of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert Chambers, and the first card of the list this week is a pretty good demonstration of the idea of a permeable veil between our world and the spheres beyond. Just as Chambers' King in Yellow was able to subvert and influence our world and drive people insane through the fictional medium of the eponymous play, the Dimensional Infiltrator is able to slip through the cracks of our world and flash itself into play without warning, traumatize your opponent's library, and disappear back to its native echelon of reality. Being a cheap, flying beatstick is the final piece of the puzzle that will rend your opponent's sanity and strategy asunder as traditional removal spells can't grasp its true form... because it's back in your hand. Also it's inside you now.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3
Commander- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dimensional Infiltrator
 
Dimensional Infiltrator is an Eldrazi version of Fleeting Image, a card that used to see a lot of budget play in blue control decks and, later, Illusion tribal. While its ability to avoid removal spells is imperfect - lands are usually the minority of cards in any given deck - it makes up for it by filling a needed role in its own block. There are not a huge number of ways in recent sets to fuel Eldrazi Processors without combat, and I could see it being used just for that; the fact that it's a 2/1 flying creature makes it a sort of universal plan B as well.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5


Armuun

Dimensional Infiltrator
 
Well, the body's good and all. Flying and Flash for 2 with a worthless keyword (Yeah, i'm still bitching about devoid.) with an attached 2 cost ability with an option to bounce if you exile a land. Flavorwise, it's great. It's weird for the sake of weird. but it's too expensive for mill, and really, too expensive to kinda chump block into bouncing your creature back for a no-hit by the opponent. I suppose in EDH when you're trying to disrupt scry...? yeah okay, let's go with that.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual:  3
Limited:3.5
Multiplayer: 2
EDH: 3


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