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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 order.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.14
Limited: 2.00
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2001

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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 decks.


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.


Rating:  *
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!

John B

Significantly 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 particular.
Despite being 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
Constructed Potential Rating: 4
Limited Rating: 3
Overall Rating: 3.375


Bamboozle - Rating 2
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 you.


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 it.
When this would be useful for blue would is unfortunately at the same time that you need your mana for counters and whatnots.
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.


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