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Each player's life total becomes the number of creatures he or she controls

Reviewed September 12, 2002

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Judge Bill

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A great foil for the black creatureless (or nearly so) deck out there. Unfortunately, it costs 8 mana, so it will see no play, except maybe in a sideboard or two in the first month it is legal.
Other than the deck I just mentioned, this may only be good to bring a life gain deck back under control. Again, though, it costs 8 mana, and it will probably be countered.
This is even worse in limited, as most decks have 15+ creatures.
Type 2: 2
Extended: 1
Limited: 1


Don't even look at this as a limited format card.  It wasn't meant for limited, and it won't get played in limited.

This may be one of the more broken cards that has been printed in a long time.  I feel quite confident you're going to hear more than one person say "Biorhythm?  Good Game."  Let's make sure everyone understands this.  If you have creatures and your opponent does not, you win.  Game over.  The spell reads as such:  6GG - You Win The Game.  This is really not that impossible a feat to do.  Green has many Birds and Elves.  Play as much mana acceleration as possible to be able to cast this thing, splash some critter removal or light burn, then win.  Heck, if done right, you might need nothing more than a shock to end the game.  In Extended, it's sicker.  With Priests and Cradle, the question will be: "Can you handle the Rhythm turn 3?"  People can and will cast it there.  It costs 8, but it's effect is exceptional.  In my opinion, combo is back, and back hardcore with this amazing card.

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 1


It's  a neat little creature.  It's also sort of fits in small weenie beatdown type decks.  You could play a fish deck with these guys in it.

Truthfully, all that's important about this card is Kai got a creature card.  How terrible would it be to win the invitational and not get a creature.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2.7


An interesting idea with a mechanic that shouldn't belong to green at all. Biorythm's 8 casting cost seems much too pricey to be very useful but the idea that casting this against a creatureless opponent wins the game will attract a lot of interest and testing to this card. I don't think significant life reduction via spells has any business being in green (red and black should own this ability) so I am a bit peeved that R&D made this a green spell especially during a T2 rotation where green can certainly make a case for being the strongest color. This card has me interested but not enthused.
Constructed 2.5
Limited 3


Limited: 1
Constructed: 3 1/2

Biothrym looks horrible in limited due to the heavy
reliance on critters.  In constructed, though, it's a
different story.  You can cast it pretty quick with
Cradles and Elves, so it may turn out to not be all
that bad.  I'll definitely try to do something with it
in the new Extended.


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