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Mistform Seaswift 
Legions Common

Reviewed March 3, 2003

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Unless we can go back to the days of "Skies", this is not a constructed card.

In limited, though, I like it - a LOT.  Comes down as an Orge, then swings for 3 Airborne with mana leftover.  Nice.  I personally would be apt to take this in the 3-6 slot if I was drafting blue.  It's not gamebreaking, but it is a solid creature and I like it.  Anything with flying is always good if it's well cost, and even paying 4 for a 3 power flier is good.  On top of that, should not be Cruel Revivialed, can gain life from a Wellwisher, deal more damage with a Sparksmith, and a multitude of other things.  Good times.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3.5
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Mistform Seaswift - As far as constructed goes, this is a very non-descript creature. It's going to cost you either 4 or net 5 to cast, and though flying and Illusion are good, this doesn't have the oomph it would need to make it special enough to make the cut into any serious constructed deck that I could imagine. Perhaps in a Table Top format deck, where the Illusion factor was important.

In limited, it's a decent card - not bombalicious by any stretch, but worth playing. His 3 power, combined with his morphability, could enable it to take out a pesky 3 toughness flyer. Plus, the Illusion ability can be quite useful in this tribal oriented format.

Just worth mentioning: The last few sealed tournaments I've played, I noticed a huge lack of flying focused decks. If you happen to get a lot of flyers in your sealed, you may want to seriously consider using a flying build. The evasion it offers you might prove very valuable, and quite possibly, game winning.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5

Judge Bill

Mistform Seaswift
Continuing the tradition of the Misforms started in Onslaught, we get a 3/1 flier for 4. It also has morph, for those times you really need it to have 2 toughness. Unfortunately, outside of maybe a sliver deck, these won't see play in constructed, as they are all too expensive.
In limited, it's all about getting a Lavamancer's Skill. If you have one, take this guy. If you don't, ship him to the guy that does.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5 if you have Lavamancer's Skill, 1.25 if you don't.

 Van Zandt

Mistform Seaswift
One of the better non-rare reasons to play blue in limited,  swinging for 3
in the air on turn 4 is a good way to start a clock.  Add in his sometimes
relevant mistform ability and a low morph cost,  and this guy might even see
some constructed play.
constructed 3.1
limited 3.4

Think this is one of the most boring cards I've had to review, either that or my brain just died... again. = -/ He's a 3/1 flyer for four or you can Morph him for 1U and swing for 3 turn 4. He's pretty solid in limited and his mistform ability makes him a lil better but I don't think he'll see much play in Constructed.

Don't know why but this card seems so boring. 0.~

Constructed 2

Limited 3


Mistform Seaswift

This card is very poor.  Like so poor it can't afford the 'or.'  It's just Po'.

Seriously this card has no great benefit to offer except that is changes types.  I would recommend using it in a theme deck like slivers, but there is already a cheaper, and all around better, flier to use that does the same thing.

This card isn't that good in either format.

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Constructed: 1.3
Limited: 1.5


Mistform Seaswift has a bit of everything – Flying, Morph, type change. This can make add a bit of versatility and the fact that it is an aggressive drop doesn’t hurt either. Nothing amazing but a solid pick.

Constructed – Maybe not the most stand out card and there is better stuff out there but solid all around – 2.50

Limited – A real nice pick as a decent sized evasion creature with benefits – 3.00

PEZ – This format is not really looking for a card like this as there are more standout (and harder to kill) drops – 2.25

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