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Tezzeret's Touch
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 Tezzeret's Touch
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2017

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

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David Fanany

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Tezzeret's Touch
 
This card would have been a very powerful addition to the Standard seasons with Alara. Remember Mistvein Borderpost? How about Elsewhere Flask - attack with a 5/5 bottle, then either use its effect or wait until it dies, and draw extra cards? Not that it's going to be irrelevant in Kaladesh, of course. There are surprisingly few artifacts that can't be enhanced at least a few times by being a 5/5 creature - and even a number of artifact creatures that you could consider enchanting with it. Come back tomorrow, for starters . . .
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Tezzeret's Touch (2/22)
 
It's Ensoul Artifact, but mostly worse.
 
“Mostly worse" may not be a descriptive summary, but it's not an inaccurate one. It tacks on an additional colored mana, and the upside (get the artifact back once it goes pop) is minor compared to being cheaper. No Darksteel Citadel is also irritating, as it was that card more than any other that made Ensoul Artifact as deadly as it was.
 
The good news is that it's still playable enough.  Making an artifact a 5/5 on turn 3 is still a decent line, and it can be used to either make a Vehicle always a creature or just to smash face with a cheap artifact. And this also works well with Vehicles that have combat keywords or abilities, since they don't care if you have paid their Crew cost.
 
This isn't as amazing as Ensoul Artifact is, but it's still usable enough.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4

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