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Hijack
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Hijack
- Kaladesh

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.67
Commander [EDH]: 3.67

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Hijack
 
This card's name is obviously intended to make a cool mental interaction with Kaladesh's new vehicle mechanic, but it's a reasonable addition to the stable of Ray of Command effects. Like such effects, it's best as an offensive weapon when you already outnumber your opponent in creatures, but the fact that it can target non-creature artifacts makes for some very amusing possibilities. Stealing a Panharmonicon when you're ready to play your Siege-Gang Commander is just the most basic of those!
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Hijack (10/28)
 
Threaten effects, or variations on them, are a long-standing hallmark of every format. This is no exception, and Hijack has the ability to swipe artifacts this time. This is actually a bit more meaningful with the presence of Vehicles, since they aren't creatures at the time you’d usually be using a Threaten effect.
 
Cards that rely on what your opponent has aren't the best cards to rely on in any format. Hijack is unlikely to be lacking targets, but I also don't think this is a card you want to jam into every deck; it makes sense to figure out what your opponent has that may be worth absconding with, or if your stuff is going to be better than their "best" thing.
 
Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander: 3.25 

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