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Blisterpod
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 Blisterpod
- Battle of Zendikar

Reviewed May 16, 2016

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.0
Commander [EDH]: 3.0

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Blisterpod
 
One of the lines I most enjoyed from the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy involved the phrase "time flows in circles". I sort of have that feeling reading Blisterpod. Not just because I originally thought there was already a card with that name, but also because it combines well enough with the likes of Bloodthrone Vampire, Marrow Chomper, and Parallel Lives that it could easily have gone in the first Zendikar block. As such, it is well worth considering in decks that involve generating tokens, taking advantage of creatures dying, or any related strategy.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5


Paul

Welcome back readers today's card of the day is Blisterpod a tiny creature that turns into another tiny creature! Blisterpod is an investment you can get two bodies for sacrifice shenanigans and can refund the mana spent on the card. In standard this card can slot perfectly into sacrifice style decks especially ones using tomorrows card. It can also do well in decks that want to make tokens but its slightly underwhelming if your using the tokens for pure aggression. In other competitive formats outside of standard this card is disappointing and does not provide enough value for the cost of putting it in your deck. In casual and multiplayer this provides two bodies for the price of one and can assist in powering out Eldrazi creatures and providing useful bodies for sacrifice decks. The dual ability to get some mana refunded at a later point while also providing death triggers is a solid combination. In limited its pretty solid on the ground and can trade with X/1 creatures and provide a bit of mana while also being able to effectively chump a couple times if needed. Overall a solid little card with some applications in various formats and places.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 2.0
Commander: 2.0

BMoor

Blisterpod

This may not seem like a flashy play, but it's a very strong Turn One for any creature-based offensive or any Limited deck. A sticky 1/1 can either gum up the ground long enough to get your big plays out, or give you the security of having a target for your pump spell next turn. The fact that the second 1/1 can be cashed in for one mana means that this can also help accelerate your big plays out a turn faster, making it great for a midrange or ramp build. 

Constructed- 2.5
Limited. 3.75
Casual. 2.5
Multiplayer. 2.75
Commander. 3


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