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Followed Footsteps
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 Followed Footsteps
- Ravnica: City of Guilds

Reviewed Sept. 27, 2016

Constructed: 1.88
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander [EDH: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Followed Footsteps
 
I think I first saw this card at the Ravnica pre-release, but I didn't start looking at it for casual decks until I got an idea from one of Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar's articles. A five-mana aura is slow for competitive play, but not for the way many people play every day in their own house. Back then, there were already a lot of creatures with comes-into-play abilities, and it was all too easy for decks like that to get out of hand - much less now that we've had a lot of design innovation relating to that sort of triggered ability. I shudder to think what someone somewhere is doing with this card and Grave Titan right now.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Followed Footsteps (9/27)
 
Followed Footsteps is an old, weird Ravnica: City of Guilds rare that has been a casual favorite. A copy of whatever creature you want at the start of each of your turns is pretty good, especially if there are powerful comes-into-play effects. Like Massacre Wurm. Also note that it hits any creature, not just your own, so you can use it to copy an opponent's biggest and cuddliest creature.
 
Five mana is a heavy price to pay, though, and it's especially heavy when you have to wait a turn for the spell to start working. With it also being an Aura, it's a pretty inefficient way to pull yourself back into a good position if you're behind, since Auras have two ways to eliminate them (kill the Aura, or kill the creature).
 
Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander: 3.5

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