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Elf Replica 
Mirrodin Common

Reviewed December 2, 2003

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 Monday - Elf Replica

This week we talk about the Replicas, 3 casting cost artifacts from Mirrodin, with an ability for 1-4 mana (one colored).

Today, we have the green replica, which you can sacrifice to destroy an enchantment. This seems to be a neat trick, giving you a body with the flexibility to destroy an enchamntment, but its not effecient enough. I would rather have Naturalize, myself, to deal with the artifacts as well as enchantments. Enchantments seem to be a lesser problem compared to artifacts these days.

In limited, however, this works quite good, as stuff like Arresttends to clog down your side of the board. If I were green, I'd probably put this in, and look to get at least one in the draft.

Constructed: 1.75
Limited: 4


 Elf Replica

In limited, it's a morph with an ability. Terribly overpowered in Onslaught block, nothing worth mentioning in Mirrodin. Funny how the world works in mysterious ways. In a draft, you would wanna pick this low, as it's ability is near useless. (Arrest is the only enchantment you need to ever worry about in Mirrodin limited) in normal limited, you run it because it is a creature, and it is a very creature light format.

Constructed, he could be more useful. Onslaught block had a lot of enchanments that needed to be rid of, not to mention 8th edition. Worship, Form of the Dragon, Oversold Cemetry, Risky Move...*shifty eyes*... Anyway, I would use this in any green deck, not just elves as I have heard it suggested, because it can bring enchantment removal to black and red decks. I like him as a sideboard option in B/G cemetry, because it recurs your enchantment removal.

Constructed rating - 2.5 (Sideboarded of course)
Limited rating - 1.5
Tree hugging hippy machine rating - 5
Gosan Ahhh my first COTD. Today is Elf Replica. A Mirrodin common.

Pros: Hes an Artifact, he can go in any deck.
He can destroy an enchantment for 2 mana

Cons: 3 mana to bring in.

Overall, this card is not that bad. In constructed, stay away from him cause ther is a lot more posssibilites.
In limited, I would probably use him.
In Casual, You can try an use him in a artifact deck.

Constructed: 2

End review here
Danny Tatro Elf Replica

A morph in limited that can only solve some things like arrest. Its usualy just a morph, nothing amazing.
In constructed its seen some sideboards... but thats about it.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2

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