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Invasion - Common
Limited: 2.79 (* Reviews)
Reviewed July 16, 2002
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Dream Thrush is a fun card, but has lost some of its
weight in Constructed (if it ever had any in the
first place). Unfortunately, this fun card
didn't get much play in constructed. When it
did, it was fun. It could mess up multi
colored decks on the spot. Unfortunately, he
is limited once put up against decks that were 3-
colors. In Type II, kind of bland, in IBC, he
was a fun card at best. I give it a 1.75,
because it had uses in a few decks, but was largely
a card that didn't have a place.
In limited, this guy was great. He hosed
peoples splash colors like no other card, and at the
very least, he flew. He wasn't your first
pick, but he was a solid pick for any deck that
could afford to play blue. I give him a 3.5 in
In limited, the card is small evasion with an
ability to smooth your mana or screw your
opponents. Not a first pick, but could often
make the cut in blue.
In constructed, you better just like birds if
you're playing with this
Limited - 2.5
Current Price - $.45
This card was a decent choice back in IBC
limited because lots of decks played with 3
or more colors and sometimes needed it's
ability to get a single mana of a certain
color. I also recall it being used for some
tricks with Shifting Sky (?). I don't see it
getting much play in T2 anymore.
It's a 1/1 flier for 2. That's about all this
card is worth. The land changing ability might
be nice for swampwalk or some such, but it is
really nothing to me.
In limited, it has flying. You take creatures
with evasion any way you can get them. It also
helped with most of the multicolored spells of
An absolute gem for Invasion sealed or draft.
Dream Thrush at a very appropriate cost gives you
a mana fixer so you can abuse all those golden
bombs Invasion touts. You can also use that
land changing ability to to "screw" your
opponent by turning one of his lands into a land
he doesn't need... especially evil when that land
was the only source of mana he/she had of a given
color. Dream Thrush also makes your
swampwalker useful even if the opponent isn't
playing swamps!! At the very least you get a
1/1 flier for 1U... which in limited is actually
not that bad.
In constructed nobody played with Dream Thrush in
IBC, I doubt anyone will find a reason to play
with him in T2 either.
poses many problems. A 1/1 flyer for 2 mana is
common now, so that isn't a big deal.
However, Thrush's special
ability isn't as important as comparable
creatures'. Changing the type of basic land isn't
a much useful effect, and really should only be
used as a mana-smoother/evasion creature in a
was decent in limited. Obviously unplayable in
Constructed. "Porting" a mana-screwed
opponent was fairly horrible but useful. A 2 in
Limited, a 1 in Constructed.