Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Mirri, Cat Warrior counts as
a Cat Warrior.
First strike; forestwalk (If
defending player controls any forests, this
creature is unblockable.)
Attacking does not cause
Mirri to tap.
Reviewed January 04, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
|Mirri is excellent
is every way. Not to mention, if I were
Gerrard I would have chased her around the boat a
few times. But that's another story
altogether :) Seriously though, Mirri is a very
good creature. I would say that Mirri might
be one of the top two "Character" cards
in the game. She has almost every relevant
ability. I also like the fact that she is a
three toughness. This allows her to deal
with most of the other first strikers out there.
The fact that her casting cost is 1GG should
not be a big deal. Green decks can generally
come up with that much mana without any trouble.
I have never gotten the chance to draft Mirri.
I do remember opening a Mirri in sealed deck
and it was decent. Not sure if Mirri really
merits a high pick though. In most cases, I
could see myself taking a removal card over her.
But I think I would take Mirri as my first
creature pick from an Exodus pack.
Limited : 2.5
Sexiness : 5 :)
If your opponent
is with forests, Mirri is one sexy Legend to have
on the table. Not quite a first pick, it can be
very good. Due to the legendary nature, she only
recieves one or two slots usually in a deck. In
Constructed, she is easily killed but sometimes
can be amazing.
Constructed - 3
Limited - 3.5
1GG for a 2/3 with 3 cool
special abilities?! This card made for an
EXCELLENT Rancor target and made an excellent
sideboard card versus green stompy. Even as a
legend Mirri was still worth playing multiples of.
Mirri is one of the better green creatures I have ever seen. That said,
never play her in beatdown. She is a horrid beatdown. If you happen to be
playin a version of green that is controlling in nature, and especially
against a mirror match-up, then she's your girl. Her ability to silently
serve while holding back enough beef to hold off various small creatures
makes her extremely good. Honestly, she's quite playable, even in today's
extended environment. The thought of having a Mirri down, then slapping a
Rancor on her I must admit is quite nice. "Yes, I'll serve for 4, then
First Strike your elephant." The only question would be whether or not the
room can be found for her in decks that could well utilize her. The
proverbial 61st card.
In limited, she's definitely not bad. Things that has First Strike
and don't tap to attack are always nice, and her cost is not that bad. Not
worth color splashing for, but a good 2nd to 4th pick if she's in your
Old Constructed: 3.5
Constructed Potential: 4.0
Overall Constructed: 3.75
Limited Rating: 4.5
I find Mirri to be an extremely interesting card because it is one of the
few decent legends out there. In my opinion she ranks right up there with
Lin Sivvi in playability, and (I know I'm going to get it for this one) is
better than Sivvi in extended. She is a 3 drop that is a 2/3, which is
already pretty good, a forestwalker, and blocker for next turn after
attacking. Her one fatal flaw - She had to be a #$@! legend. Yes, the fact
that she's a legend makes her a disappointment, and why she is relatively
ignored in all formats (An unfortunate circumstance for all legends but Lin
Sivvi). So, I give her a 3 in constructed. A good card, but she's a
legend, and that hurts her play value more than anything.
In limited, she's okay. The legend factor means nothing, because in sealed,
you aren't going to open up two of her (or at least I don't think you will),
and I don't think that would happen in limited. I see her being an
annoyance in draft and limited, that like the bears in Invasion, can change
the game more than anyone would think. So, I'd say she would go fairly
early in draft, possibly in the first four to eight picks, depending on
who's playing green, and it is Exodus, the last set in the Rath Cycle block
(by then people know what they are looking for, and good cards will keep
going if no one is playing those colors.) So, she get's a 3.5 in limited.
Not an overpowering card, but certainly not a card that can be ignored.
Is it wrong to
be in love with a Cat? Mirri is one of my favorite
legends, and she's always been exceptionally
playable. She eats bears for breakfast and then
comes in and bashes your face too. Plus, she's
hot. She breaks the mirror match wide open, since
once she's dropped onto the board she's going to
be very hard to kill. It's not like you can trade
a bear and a Shock for her - she eats the bear and
the Shock doesn't even faze her.
Constructed Rating - 4
Limited Ranking - 4
Cat Ranking - Purrfect
She's a solid
creature to be sure, but doesn't have the coveted
power greater than or equal to casting cost
distinction, which excludes her from most decks.
If I did use her, I don't think she's powerful
enough to justify the chance of accidentally
drawing a multiple, so I wouldn't have more than 1
in the deck. = 3
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