Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Echo Tracer - At the
very worst, this card is a Gray Ogre. At it's very
best, it's a Grey Ogre that can play really cool
tricks. Get rid of a pesky enchantment on
your creature or your opponents. Bounce one
creature that is double blocking yours to kill the
other and save yours. Save one of your
creatures from death after damage is on the stack
so it may live to see another casting. Lots
of fun uses, which makes Echo Tracer very
versatile and usable in draft and sealed deck.
While it's probably not a constructed card, it's
great in limited, and you would probably play it
if you're going blue. Not a first pick, but an
early to mid pick gem in draft.
As with all of the
morph triggered abilities in Legions, this is
just too slow for constructed. Sorry.
In limited, there is
a debate on whether you would rathe have this,
or Mistform Seaswift. The Seaswift flies, true.
But since blue is typically underdrafted, since
it sucks so much in Onslaught, I think you can
count on this coming anywhere from 1st-4th pick,
if not later, depending on what was in the other
blue drafter's packs he saw. I'll take this, for
the tricks it gives you, over the Seaswift.
It's not Man o war, but it can do tricks to
preserve itself, so this guy may
see some constructed play too. One of blue's best
tools in limited that
doesn't fly or draw cards, but not a game
Echo Tracer a 2/2 for
3 or for 6 mana I can bounce a creature. Not all
that great but an ability with some useful tricks.
Constructed – Okay I
guess, playable – 2.00
Limited – Better here
since Morph creatures are so strong – 2.85
PEZ – Look to other
cards like Man-o-War or Capsize – 2.10
Nothing much in constructed...
In limited Hes a bit expensive for what he
does, but he can gain you back tempo against the
right thing or block, then damage on the stack
return himself to your hand. Although you have to
skip a turn to use his ability early game. Late
gamer he can save your beast, or remove your
opponent's. Overall a solid card.
Echo Tracer, I have to admit, is one of my
favorite cards out of a set that
I otherwise hated.
Its Morph effect is one of the better ones,
bouncing a creature when flipped
face up. When I saw this card, I saw a weird new
form of Repulse.
Unfortunately, this card is slow, and with an
effect that isn't going to
break the game in your favor in constructed since
the Type II format is more
about tempo and speed than control. He would be
mediocre in a control deck
In limited, he's not a first pick, but he's a
solid addition to anyones deck
if played. Bouncing a creature does a whole lot
of things for you, helping
you either clear the path, or save a creature of
your own. Not to mention,
he's the first fairly costed bounce in this block
that will see play in
limited, simply because he can move at instant
Constructed - 2.0/5.0 (Not powerful enough to
break the game, and really to
slow to make a difference. Has potential though.)
Limited - 4.0/5.0 (Saves creatures, helps you
break Backslide even more, and
can get rid of a potential hazard. Instant speed
bounce, w00t! Wizards
threw us a frickin' bone!)