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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Odyssey Rare

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Constructed: 2.17 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 2.21 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed April 9, 2002

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Mirari can be very overpowered but can also suck hardcore. I would not draft it highly at all, and think it has to have other cards to make it better. It does nothing by itself, but can effectively dominate the board in the right situation. A 2.5 in limited, a 2 in constructed.


You would not believe how popular these are on Magic Online. For the life of me, I can't figure out why. By the time you can get it on the table and use it, you're dead.
Artifact Rating: Somewhere between Bosium Strip and Ice Cauldron
Limited Rating: 2
Constructed Rating: 2


Over the history of MTG there have been many artifacts that did cool things (Chimeras, Jaymade Tome, Draco, Aladdin's Ring for example) but were really to costly to make much of a splash in constructed decks. I think Mirari fits into the same category. The ability to copy a spell like Giant Growth or Incinerate is powerful but a casting cost of 5 plus 3 to activate Mirari just doesn't fit. It's not a bad card it's just an out of place card in the current environment.
In Limited it is a little better, mostly because in most limited games the cost is payable and the effect it has can devastate an opponent who has a much smaller number of good cards in Limited as opposed to constructed.
Constructed- 2
Limited- 2.5
National Qualifiers Tip of the Day- It's now 5 days until the tourney. Do you have your deck in at least a testable form yet ? If you don't it is time to really get after it. Unless you are amazing you should need Wednesday through Friday for fine tuning and sideboard decisions. Don't put it off because you do want to win...don't you ?


Mirari seems like it shold be better than it is conceptually.  Seeing how R&D has made cards over the last few years, leads me to believe that this card is meant to go into some type of combo deck.  However, right now it hasn't found a good home.  Maybe the cards that work with it are still on the horizon.

Now, if I were to open this card in a draft, I would take it.  Maybe.  That would all depend on what spells I had that were worth using Mirari on.  Also, it would depend on how expensive my other spells already were.

Constructed: 2.0
Limited: 2.0

Judge Bill
One of the hotter cards when Odyssey first came out, this card's value has dropped. The problem is that it costs 5 mana. Getting to 5 mana, and then making sure of getting it out and keeping it out for a turn is increasingly unlikely, as either (a) The game is over be the 5th turn (or nearly so), or (b) there's a counterspell or disenchant effect waiting for it.
I'd play this in limited if I had 2-3 spells to fork though, as the limitations aren't typically quite as glaring.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 4.5


Coming down from our straight 5 euphoria from yesterday, we have Mirari.

The well-hyped, highly overrated card in Odyssey, that was suppose to kick a lot of booty, but has turned into little more than trade fodder for little kids who don't know much better. The truth is that Mirari is bad. Bad in the sense that it's slow, and this format has no place for it.

They've got the concept right, but the way they pulled it off was poor, and turned the card into a useless card. Still, it has it's uses in some decks right now. I've seen it pulled off in counterburn with Urza's Rage, and I've seen it played in a fun deck with token makers (and the stupid thing was that that deck worked pretty well). Still, it's uses are too little, and too easy to beat to make an impact on the format. I give it a 2 in Constructed.

In limited, it's kind of a janky card. It's a 22 or 23 card for your deck, and only really if you have a lot of token generators or removal. Otherwise, it's uses are few, and pointless at best. In limited, a 2 also. Draft doesn't really need a Fork'ish card. As almost implied above, this card has combo potential. Almost to the point where it is one of the most playable cards in the game. Still, it will take an amazing deck to pull it off, and it will need to survive a lot of things. It's possible, but highly unlikely in my eyes.

Limited **

Constructed ***

From the little testing I've seen I think Burn has the best chance of being abused by Mirari. The flexible nature of burn can only be magnified by Mirari, there will never be a time where you can't find another target for a burn spell when it can target either a creature or player.


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