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Tribal Forcemage 
Legions Rare

Reviewed March 19, 2003

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What an interesting little creature.  The fact that it's an elf puts it perfect in the elf deck, and it's got a well cost mini-overrun.  This card will see play in many elf decks.  It's extremely good in my opinion.

In limited, anything that screws with the numbers is a good thing, and this thing screws with the numbers HARD.  Good times.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 4.5
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Tribal Forcemage - Sort of a tribal mini-overrun. This guy could be decent in an Elf deck. Easy on the mana too.

In limited, he's decent if you're deck is very tribal. Here's the rule of thumb that I've found:  If you have something that requires tribal in force to take advantage of, you should probably have at least 7 to 8 in your deck. 9 to 11 is better. Not exactly an easy feat, but you have to account for:

a) Losses to combat and other methods, like burn.
b) Not seeing all of them at once. With 10 tribal creatures, you'll have to go through 20 cards in your deck just to see 5 of them on average.

That being said, this guy isn't bad even by himself. At the very least, he can be a mini-Giant Growth for +2/+2.

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 4

Judge Bill

Tribal Forcemage
This guy really wants to be good. You get a mini-Overrun, and no card loss. However, with the elf deck, you're not gonna attack until you have the kill, so I don't dee this being that useful.
In limited, however, you can really mess with the math in combat. Gives a few creatures toughness to survive another day. I'd probably play him if I got him.
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3.5

 Van Zandt

Tribal Forcemage
in constructed it's a baby overrun that takes a couple turns to resolve, or
is too expensive.  in limited, it's a bit better than patron of the wild,
but not a top pick.
limited - 3
constructed - 3


Tribal Forcemage is like a small Overrun in a nice cheap body and it is an Elf. The right decks can really take advantage of this card as a decent win mechanism. This is one card where the price is right.


Constructed I expect to see quite a few decks make good use of this guy especially in constructed 4.30


Limited Because of the creature selection this is not as good here but the pump possibilities are very nice 3.65

Tribal Forcemage

What did elf ball need? A way to make their elfs bigger and give them
trample to swing for the game. with this guy now the elfs have a way to end
the game by turn 4 before they get Mutilated. Don't know how playable elf
ball is now but I'm one of those weirdos that'll still play the deck just
for the hell of it, what can i say? It's just one of those silly but fun
thins to do. = )

I think this guy's really good in limited, he morphs, he's a game finisher
and he allows you to do stupid combat tricks. Just look at him as a really
cheap overrun with legs. ^_<

Constructed 3.5

Limited 3.9
Scott Sager Tribal Forcemage

Too slow for not enough in constructed.

Limited:  I think this card is a perfect example of a balanced card in Limited.  Forcemage's ability is perfect for breaking creature stalls without having to hold back too many resources.

Constructed:  2

Limited:  4

Danny Tatro

Tribal Forcemage

     I love this little guy. Hes a nice vheaper overrun, although its less effective in terms of power since its only 1 creature type and its +1/+1 less, who cares. All you want to do is win, not win more. I like this guy in keebler elves, but that deck isn't tier anything, but this guy is still good and shouldn't go on being overlooked as it currently is. Although it probably will... =/
Maybe well see him in block- I know I wanna play him! =)

     In limited hes good. He can make a serious in difference in combat sometimes. Just hope your not against some sort of janky mirror match. His morph cost is pretty cheap too.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3.0


Tribal Forcemage

He's an elf! I love elves, not due to magic though.
Morph +2/+2 trample for all elves/etc.  He's nice a
great finisher in limited.  In contructed He's fun
but, not too much potential maybe block?


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