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CardShark Content - Beatdown Bedford Crenshaw (10/25/2005)

I have already reviewed the one guild with blue in RCoG, so I might as well review blue now instead of saving until for last as I normally do. So, indigo…err, in we go.

Belltower Sphinx
Belltower Sphinx
Belltower SphinxSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sphinx
Rarity:
U
Number:
38
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying Whenever a source deals damage to Belltower Sphinx, that source’s controller puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C Overall: B-
Flying on this creature is actually a curse, as this + Lure
Lure
LureSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
All creatures able to block enchanted creature do so.
would have been awesome. It makes a decent blocker in Limited, but the Flying ability hurts its Constructed value.

Cerulean Sphinx
Cerulean Sphinx
Cerulean SphinxSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sphinx
Rarity:
R
Number:
39
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying U: Cerulean Sphinx’s owner shuffles it into his or her library.

Limited: B+ Constructed: B- Overall: B
A Mahamoti that can protect itself, and only lose a single point of unneeded toughness? Looks good, but only if mono-blue comes back; not likely with this block.

Compulsive Research
Compulsive Research
Compulsive ResearchSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Target player draws three cards. Then that player discards two cards unless he or she discards a land card.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C+ Overall: C+
This block’s Thirst
Thirst
ThirstSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
When Thirst comes into play, tap enchanted creature.During your upkeep, pay U or bury Thirst.Enchanted creature does not untap during its controller's untap phase.
IGZvciBLbm93bGVkZ2U=, which makes this card pretty good in the late game, save that it’s burdened by being a sorcery.

Convolute
Convolute
ConvoluteSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 4.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C- Overall: C-
That’s right; Mana Leak
Mana Leak
Mana LeakSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Counter target spell unless its caster pays an additional 3.
is too good. I guess this will rotate into 10th.

Copy Enchantment
Copy Enchantment
Copy EnchantmentSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Joel Thomas
Text:
As Copy Enchantment comes into play, you may choose an enchantment in play. If you do, Copy Enchantment comes into play as a copy of that enchantment.

Limited: C- Constructed: B- Overall: B
Sideboard bait, which might be good against the Legendary Shrines or having your own
Galvanizing Arc.

Dizzy Spell
Dizzy Spell
Dizzy SpellSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-0 until end of turn. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Limited: C- Constructed: C- Overall: C-
Well, at least you can tutor for a Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
Merfolk of the Pearl TridentSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Merfolk
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
with it. :D

Drake Familiar
Drake Familiar
Drake FamiliarSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Drake Familiar comes into play, sacrifice it unless you return an enchantment in play to its owner’s hand.

Limited: C- Constructed: B- Overall: B-
This is not all bad, as if you have Pacifism
Pacifism
PacifismSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
33
Artist:
Robert Bliss
Text:
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
in play, you can bounce it back onto a bigger threat. Sadly, the best CIP Auras to use in conjunction of this card, Galvanic Arc
Galvanic Arc
Galvanic ArcSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
126
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature When Galvanic Arc comes into play, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Enchanted creature has first strike.
and Fists of Ironwood
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of IronwoodSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature When Fists of Ironwood comes into play, put two 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play. Enchanted creature has trample.
, won’t be backed by guild until a few months from now. This card’s value should rise. In Limited, it’s sideboard bait unless you have 3-4 of the CIP Auras.

Dream Leash
Dream Leash
Dream LeashSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
45
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Enchant permanent You may play Dream Leash only on a tapped permanent. You control enchanted permanent.

Limited: B- Constructed: C Overall: C+
Might be too costly nowadays, but it’s a great way to deal with opposing fatties, save that they have already attacked you ONCE with it. Thus, a slightly better than average card.

Drift of Phantasms
Drift of Phantasms
Drift of PhantasmsSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
0
Toughness:
5
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) Flying Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Limited: C+ Constructed: C+ Overall: C
I guess this is supposed to make up for them removing Wall of Air
Wall of Air
Wall of AirSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Power:
1
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying
from the base set. Huh!

Ethereal Usher
Ethereal Usher
Ethereal UsherSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
47
Artist:
Mark A. Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
U, T: Target creature is unblockable this turn. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Limited: C- Constructed: C- Overall: C-
That’s right; Dwarven Warriors
Dwarven Warriors
Dwarven WarriorsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarves
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Make a creature of power no greater than 2 unblockable until end of turn. Other cards may later be used to increase target creature's power beyond 2.
was so broken they had to make it more overcosted and make it blue. Whatever!

Eye of the Storm
Eye of the Storm
Eye of the StormSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
48
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
Text:
Whenever a player plays an instant or sorcery card, remove it from the game. Then that player copies each instant or sorcery card removed from the game with Eye of the Storm. For each copy, the player may play the copy without paying its mana cost.

Limited: C- Constructed: B Overall: B-
OK, you Johnny-Spikes; this is the card you have been dying for. Have fun, but not too much fun; that way, the rest of us can have fun too.

Flight
Flight
FlightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Target creature is now a flying creature.
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Limited: B- Constructed: C Overall: C+
Flight
Flight
FlightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Target creature is now a flying creature.
was always a marginal card, and adding three mana to gain two cards just isn’t enough. It combos with Drake Familiar
Drake Familiar
Drake FamiliarSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Drake Familiar comes into play, sacrifice it unless you return an enchantment in play to its owner’s hand.
, but there are three CIP Auras that work even better with it.

Flow of Ideas
Flow of Ideas
Flow of IdeasSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
50
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Draw a card for each Island you control.

Limited: C- Constructed: C Overall: C-
Considering the land fixing needed, plus the Sorcery status, and I just don’t see this being played. Still, it may be useful if mono-blue Wisdom decks become a rage, which I don’t see happening.

Followed Footsteps
Followed Footsteps
Followed FootstepsSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
51
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature At the beginning of your upkeep, put a token into play that’s a copy of enchanted creature.

Limited: B Constructed: B- Overall: B
Awesome in Limited, as you can keep copying the biggest fattie in play over and over. But I think this will be too slow in Limited.

Grayscaled Gharial
Grayscaled Gharial
Grayscaled GharialSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Crocodile
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Chris Dien
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Islandwalk

Limited: C Constructed: C Overall: C
Oh, now this card is such a CROC. *Rimshot*

Grozoth
Grozoth
GrozothSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
9
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Leviathan
Rarity:
R
Number:
53
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Power:
9
Toughness:
9
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) When Grozoth comes into play, you may search your library for any number of cards that have converted mana cost 9, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library. 4: Grozoth loses defender until end of turn. Transmute 1UU

Limited: D+ Constructed: C- Overall: C
Hey, I’ve been missing big, fatty, almost useless blue critters, so it’s kind of nice to see this card. However, I don’t see it being used. I wish Polar Kraken
Polar Kraken
Polar KrakenSet: Ice Age
Cost:
11
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kraken
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
TrampleCumulative Upkeep: Sacrifice a land.Comes into play tapped.
would come back.

Halcyon Glaze
Halcyon Glaze
Halcyon GlazeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Whenever you play a creature spell, Halcyon Glaze becomes a 4/4 Illusion creature with flying until end of turn. It’s still an enchantment.

Limited: B- Constructed: B Overall: B+
I can definitely see this card being used in a blue Oni Vanguard deck, as Ornithopter
Ornithopter
OrnithopterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Amy Weber
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
returns can ensure a swift 4/4 flyer that means quick win for you over your enemy. Should also see constructed play once the other blue guilds see print.

Hunted Phantasm
Hunted Phantasm
Hunted PhantasmSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
55
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
Hunted Phantasm is unblockable. When Hunted Phantasm comes into play, put five 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens into play under target opponent’s control.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C+ Overall: B-
I want to like the card, but giving your opponent 5 Goblins is dangerous, especially if your opponent has ways to sacrifice them for various effects. Cards like Caltrops
Caltrops
CaltropsSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Whenever a creature attacks, Caltrops deals 1 damage to it.
could help to neutralize the Goblins, allowing you a nice finishing creature.

Induce Paranoia
Induce Paranoia
Induce ParanoiaSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Counter target spell. If B was spent to play Induce Paranoia, that spell’s controller puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is the spell’s converted mana cost.

Limited: C+ Constructed: B- Overall: B
I had a great deal of fun with this card at the prerelease. If you are playing Dimir in Limited, or a Dimir Mill deck, you will definitely wish to use this card. But if you don’t plan to win by milling, then don’t include this in your deck.

Lore Broker
Lore Broker
Lore BrokerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
T: Each player draws a card, then discards a card.

Limited: C Constructed: B- Overall: B-
This is a decent backup creature in a Dimir deck, especially one with discard. Solid, but makes me miss merfolk that had a similar ability.

Mark of Eviction
Mark of Eviction
Mark of EvictionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Enchant creature At the beginning of your upkeep, return enchanted creature and all Auras attached to that creature to their owners’ hands.

Limited: B- Constructed: B- Overall: B
This will be uber-annoying to any opponent of blue’s. A Dimir deck with discarding will eat this card up.

Mnemonic Nexus
Mnemonic Nexus
Mnemonic NexusSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
59
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Each player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

Limited: D+ Constructed: C Overall: C
An anti-Dimir card in one of the Dimir colors??? It’s an uncommon sideboard card in Limited; nothing more.

Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the MixtureSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Limited: C- Constructed: B- Overall: B-
It’s a strong counter, and it has transmute. Other than the fact that it’s not very splashable, it is a strong card.

Peel from Reality
Peel from Reality
Peel from RealitySet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
61
Artist:
Puddnhead
Text:
Return target creature you control and target creature you don’t control to their owners’ hands.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C+ Overall: C
A reason to include Nekrataal
Nekrataal
NekrataalSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nekrataal
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike When Nekrataal comes into play, bury target nonartifact, nonblack creature.
in a Dimir deck, this card is. Other than that, people are better off with Boomerang
Boomerang
BoomerangSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Alan Rabinowitz
Text:
Return target permanent to owner's hand.
. Mark of Eviction
Mark of Eviction
Mark of EvictionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
58
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Enchant creature At the beginning of your upkeep, return enchanted creature and all Auras attached to that creature to their owners’ hands.
will see more play than this.

Quickchange
Quickchange
QuickchangeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Target creature becomes the color or colors of your choice until end of turn. Draw a card.

Limited: D Constructed: C Overall: B-
I always liked the Laces, so I am glad to see this card. But it would have been a better fit in Invasion, not Ravnica, where domain mattered.

Remand
Remand
RemandSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
63
Artist:
Mark A. Nelson
Text:
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it into its owner’s hand instead of into that player's graveyard. Draw a card.

Limited: C- Constructed: B- Overall: B-
This is another card to encourage you to play discard in your Dimir deck. If you do play permanent discard, then you have no reason not to play this card.

Snapping Drake
Snapping Drake
Snapping DrakeSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

Limited: C+ Constructed: C Overall: F
Was Phantom Monster
Phantom Monster
Phantom MonsterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phantasm
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying
broken? A Portal reprint that is great in Limited, but sad elsewhere.

Spawnbroker
Spawnbroker
SpawnbrokerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
65
Artist:
Wayne England
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Spawnbroker comes into play, you may exchange control of target creature you control and target creature with power less than or equal to that creature’s power an opponent controls.

Limited: C+ Constructed: C Overall: C
I keep trying to find a good use for this card, and I can’t, unless you are trading a Spark Elemental
Spark Elemental
Spark ElementalSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample. At the end of turn, sacrifice Spark Elemental.
for one of your opponent’s cards.

Stasis
Stasis
StasisSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Fay Jones
Text:
Players do not get an untap phase. Pay U during your upkeep or Stasis is destroyed; cards still do not untap until the next untap phase.
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Limited: B- Constructed: C- Overall: C
Decent in Limited, but there are far better options in Constructed.

Surveilling Sprite
Surveilling Sprite
Surveilling SpriteSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
67
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying When Surveilling Sprite is put into a graveyard from play, you may draw a card.

Limited: B- Constructed: C+ Overall: B-
I’m happy to see fairies back, although they should have remained green. A decent card in Limited, and a decent early chumpblocker.

Tattered Drake
Tattered Drake
Tattered DrakeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Drake
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Glenn Fabry
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying B: Regenerate Tattered Drake.

Limited: C- Constructed: C- Overall: C-
I didn’t bother playing this at the prerelease. Unless your opponent has uber-strong flyers, and lots of them, I’d keep this in a Limited sideboard and nowhere else.

Telling Time
Telling Time
Telling TimeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
69
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand, one on top of your library, and one on the bottom of your library.

Limited: C+ Constructed: B- Overall: B-
After blue got neutered in 9th, this is probably the best small filter blue has now. Thus, it’s playable, but blue players will still cry for better.

Terraformer
Terraformer
TerraformerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
70
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1: Choose a basic land type. The land type of each land you control becomes that type until end of turn.

Limited: C Constructed: C Overall: C
Hey, look, it’s anti-islandwalk tech. Blech!

Tidewater Minion
Tidewater Minion
Tidewater MinionSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
71
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Defender (This creature can’t attack.) 4: Tidewater Minion loses defender until end of turn. T: Untap target permanent.

Limited: C Constructed: C- Overall: C-
It’s a bad Air Elemental
Air Elemental
Air ElementalSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying
that doesn’t even flying. If you want untapping, you get a cheaper card to do it.

Tunnel
Tunnel
TunnelSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Buries one wall.
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Limited: C+ Constructed: C- Overall: C
A little too costly and too random to play, except in the 2nd or 3rd game of a Limited game.

Vedalken Dismisser
Vedalken Dismisser
Vedalken DismisserSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
73
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Vedalken Dismisser comes into play, put target creature on top of its owner’s library.

Limited: B- Constructed: C- Overall: C
These were awesome in my Dimir Limited deck, where I can bounce an annoying creature and then mill it away. But at 6cc it’s stuck as a Dimir Limited card.

Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken Entrancer
Vedalken EntrancerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
74
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
4
Text:
U, T: Target player puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Limited: B- Constructed: B- Overall: B-
A Millstone
Millstone
MillstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
2, T: Take the top two cards from target player's library and put them in target player's graveyard.
that can block! A very good card in Dimir Limited, and should see play in constructed mill decks as well.

Wizened Snitches
Wizened Snitches
Wizened SnitchesSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
75
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Players play with the top card of their libraries revealed.

Limited: C Constructed: C- Overall: C-
It’s good with Deceivers, but Deceivers aren’t that good. Thus, a mediocre card.

Zephyr Spirit
Zephyr Spirit
Zephyr SpiritSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
0
Toughness:
6
Text:
When Zephyr Spirit blocks, return it to its owner’s hand.

Limited: D+ Constructed: C Overall: C+
Yep, it looks pretty bad. However, it does combo well with Cloudhoof Kirin
Cloudhoof Kirin
Cloudhoof KirinSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Kirin Spirit
Rarity:
R
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell, you may put the top X cards of target player's library into his or her graveyard, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
. A Johnny could have lots of fun with this combo if he also has Sapphire Medallion
Sapphire Medallion
Sapphire MedallionSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Sue Ellen Brown
Text:
Your blue spells cost 1 less to play.
s.

In summary, blue has finally matured somewhat from a snot-nosed kid, although it still has ways to go. R&D has actually made milling interesting, and there are a few fun cards in blue for once. Thus, my rating for Blue in this set…

Limited: B- Constructed: B Overall: B-


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