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Urza's Saga - Rare
3UU - Creature Shapeshifter - 3/3

U: Untap Morphling
U: Morphling gains flying until end of turn.
U: Morphling cannot be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.
1: Morphling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
1: Morphling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 4.97 (9 Reviews)
Limited: 4.85 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed February 1, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Morphling is sick in all formats. When you get this guy on the table he rules the school in more way than one. He flies, he blocks , he attacks, he taps like 50 times a turn, he's awesome. I won a PTQ with this guy. He's the best.
Abba Zabba, youse my only friend.
Limited Rating: 5
Constructed Rating: 5

John B

Most 3/3s for 5 aren't all that great, but this guy's abilities combine to make a nigh invulnerable killing machine.  I hate his existence, but the main reason for that is his power, so he gets a 5.


This is the sickest, most broken creature ever made by WOTC. With enough mana he is untargetable, flies, and can change his power and toughness so as to make him very hard to kill. I believe that serious blue players all have shrines to this creature in their unmanly little living rooms. In limited he is only 90% broken.
Rating Constructed-5


Ahhh, the King of many of blue decks.  What doesn't
this card do besides clean your kitchen sink (though
an argument could be made that it could do that, too).
 This card is great in any base-blue constructed deck.
 Wait, I'm sorry, beyond great.

In limited, this is still amazing.  Evasion, combat
tricks, untargetable.  What more could you possibly

All hail the king!

Constructed Rating: 5
Limited Rating: 5


Super Man!

Whatever the hell you call it, just be sure to call it G-O-O-D !

If this card doesn't get at least a four from everyone, I might need to make some house calls :)

Constructed: 4.7
Limited: 4.8
Rules Problems: 4.8
R&D Complaints: 4.9


I opened Morphling in Los Angeles at the Pro Tour at my second table.  I was
already 1-3 so I had no chance of making second day, but I knew I could win
this table.  Morphling is that good.  I proceeded to 3-0 the table with one
of the best u/w decks I have ever drafted.  I'll always have a fond spot in
my heart for that Morphling.

Then there is the Morphlings I was playing with in Urza's Block Constructed.
  The one that died to a Masticore shooting it.

I killed many Morphlings that day.  People mocked me.

Morphling is one of the best cards ever printed in Magic.  I do not think
its unbalanced but it is very, very good.  5 out of 5 in both formats.


Limited *****
Constructed *****

Morphling is on the short SHORT list of best creatures ever.  It's near impossible to think of a bigger bomb in a limited format.


Let me set the stage for you.  Seattle, 1997.  Wizards R&D all crams into someone's Volkswagen Beetle headed towards the local Indian restaurant for lunch.  Suddenly, some jackass in a Subaru pulls out in front of them.  Unable to stop in time, they go crashing into the Subaru, all dying instantly.  It is now rumored they all went to heaven (though this can not be confirmed).  In heaven, they speak with God.  He discusses all their sins, like Sorrow's Path, Sword of the Chosen, and Avoid Fate.  The team profusely apologizes for their lack of judgment and promise that if given another chance that they would go back and make a card in God's likeness.  Intrigued by the idea, God gives them another chance.  They are sent back down to earth into the Beetle.  A little shaken up, a few bruises, but not dead.  Remembering their promise to God, they go straight back to headquarters and start work on their greatest card ever.

And now you know the story of Morphling.  People have been calling this card "Cardboard Jesus" for years.  Now you know the true story.  Now you know it's not his Son, but our Lord himself, "Cardboard God"

Play this card every chance you get.  First pick in limited.  A reason to play blue at virtually any stage in a draft.  The most broken creature ever printed in constructed.  

There are two badges of honor a magic player can get (both must be accomplished at sanctioned play REL II or greater):

a)  Winning a game where your opponent's Morphling successfully resolves.
b)  Killing a Morphling.

Few people have their badges, and there is a reason for it.

Constructed: 5
Limited: 5


 No Review yet


Limited:****(4 Stars)
Constructed:*****(5 Stars)

The only problem with Morphling in Limited is that you
might not get enough blue to support it all that well.
 Other than that, it's a definite first pick.  What
hasn't been said about Morphling in Constructed
besides "It sucks"?  Definitely worth a 5.





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