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Filigree Familiar
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 Filigree Familiar
- Kaladesh 

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3.4
Commander [EDH]: 3.4

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Filigree Familiar
 
I couldn't help but think of old-school cards like Su-Chi and Bottle Gnomes when I saw Filigree Familiar - historically, any artifact creature with an effect of this type has been worth looking at. By the time it dies, you'll have gained two separate effects, the first which perhaps negated the effect of a previous activation of Chandra's +1 ability and the second which likely helped you find something else to defend and/or attack with. It's almost like a miniature, cuter version of Solemn Simulacrum, albeit slightly different types of card advantage. In any event, anything with triggered abilities is exploitable basically by default - may I suggest Aetherworks Marvel?
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Filigree Familiar
 
The little filigree fox basically a tuned-down Solemn Simulacrum; you get something when it comes into play, and you get a card to replace it when it dies. 2 life is less impactful than a basic land, but Filigree Familiar only costs 3 mana to Solemn's 4 mana.
 
I think the power level might be a bit low for Standard play, but this is a solid role-player in Limited, able to act as a glue card in a variety of decks. You can definitely do worse than this fox.
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2.75
Commander: 2.75

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