Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
2U, Sorcery ó Odyssey Common
Target player reveals the top 4 cards in his or
her library. You choose two of those cards
and put them in his or her graveyard. Put
the rest on top of his or her library in any
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2001
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
|Bamboozle gets a 2.
The only reason I'm not big on Bamboozle is
that it doesn't do anything for a deck that other
ards are just as efficient at doing. If I
want to put card sin a players graveyard right
now, I'm going to play Traumatize or Millstone, or
both. As far as looking at the top couple of
cards, well blue has had this ability in varyign
cards before. This is nothing new. Then,
just like now, the ability just doesn't win games.
It's mediocre in draft, but playable. I
think it still has a short ways to go in
constructed before you see it in competitive
Bamboozle is one
of the last cards I'd take in a draft, would
almost never make the cut in a sealed deck,
and would never see play in a Constructed deck
of mine. I think that some people most
likely have some reason to play this card, but
I don't. If 0 was available, it would
get a 0. 1 instead.
The thing to look
for when comparing Blue manipulation/advantage
cards is if it's an instant or sorcery. If
it's an instant odds are it's playable. If
it's a sorcery throw it straight in the trash.
Bamboozle is especially bad as it doesn't even
replace itself with a cantrip effect!
alter the quality of your opponent's next
two draws for 3 mana. It's not
terrible, but there's usually better
things that fit more into a deck's
strategy that you could be doing at 3
mana. It might find a home in block.
Rating - 3
After spending the
last couple of days in the world of Feraligatr,
Typhlosion, and Crobat, time to switch gears
here at 2am.
Bamboozle is card
that I think is extrememly good, but will not
make the cut in a lot of decks. Being a
Sorcery and blue is simply not a combo.
Blue players hate to tap out, and Bamboozle is a
card used best early. It does have it's
advantages, though. It's good anti-mana
screw, as well as good to assist in continuing a
mana screw of your opponent. Some
graveyard recursion decks might find it's
search-through ability very useful, as kind of a
searcher/buried alive combination.
Attempting to nail an opponent's big threat by
it being in the top 4 is good against some
decks, especially in extended, that run a
limited number of threats, Morphling in
useful, I think the card might just be too
situational, and there seems to usually be
either a cheaper, faster, or better way to do
what you're looking for. But, Bamboozle is
quite versatile, and players who love
versatility might like this new little gem.
Time will tell.
New Constructed (T2
& Block) Rating: 3
Old Constructed (T1,
T1.5, Extended) Rating: 3.5
Potential Rating: 4
Limited Rating: 3
This card is good
except it bamboozles many players into
putting it in their decks. Yes, card
manipulation is good and it can be used
to speed up your own deck or slow down
your opponents (versatility = good).
Still this card can always be replaced
with something better and when it starts
to take up counterspell or bounce space
you really have to question it's worth.
At 3 mana you should be looking to take
a more proactive role in the game and
that's something this card will not give
Bamboozle (Rating -
3 out of 5)
This card has
surprising potential in my eyes; the biggest
question is where do you put it. It
doesnít fit into any of the current decks, and
a deck around it would be way too weak. I
see it being used on your opponent, not you, and
leaving them with two cards they probably
donít need, and putting the stuff that they
might need into the graveyard.
At 2U, and as a
sorcery, it is kind of hard to fit into a deck
for blue, especially since blue revolves around
instances. Your standard blue decks have
no place for it, but discard could afford to try
When this would be
useful for blue would is unfortunately at the
same time that you need your mana for counters
This cards potential
is endless, but where to use it is a major
question that most likely be addressed in the as
Odyssey block defines itself in the coming
months. Which is why I give this card a 3.
A great card, but
has no place in Type 2 yet.
No review today.