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Patron Wizard 
Odyssey Rare

Reviewed September 4, 2003

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Patron Wizard

Constructed: 3
Limited: 1.5
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Hmm... very cool artwork. Donato Giancola is one of my favorite artists. His work is so realistic on one hand, and then he adds a richness to his depictions that really attracts me.  It's funny.. with certain artists, you can look at a card and, I like that artwork, then you look at the artist's name, and again, it's an artist that you favor....anywho...

An interesting possible addition to Wizard decks. You really have to build a decent Wizard Tribal deck to make this card work, but if you could, it would be dang good.  You could really slow your opponent down, and make them afraid to cast anything of importance without having enough open mana to counter the counter, so to speak.

In limited, it's almost hopeless. You usually can't get enough of a tribal force together to make a difference, plus you could be hurt by the triple blue.

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 1.25

Judge Bill

The reason all of the Onslaught block wizards had their power greatly reduced, as it was romored that a wizard deck was tearing up the FFL (the playtest league where they test cards in sets a year from now at Wizards). It was too late to change this card, as it had already gone to print. So they had to change all the Onslaught cards instead. A shame too, as there are plenty of ways to keep the Wizard deck in check.
Still, people play with this guy, and he is good for stalling the game out. Makes it impossible for you to cast anything.
In limited, I wouldn't play with him, although he isn't as horrible as the rest of the cards we've reviewed this week.
Constructed: 3
Limited: 1.75

 Van Zandt

Patron Wizard
Mildly better than your average force-spike mage,  and way important for the
wizards deck... too important, in fact, for there not to be a way to fetch
him, imho.  In limited his triple blue makes him a bit too intensive for a
not-strong-enough effect in general
constructed - 3.1
limited - 2.4


Patron Wizard

Oh, those annoying wizards. And I believe this is the best of them all. 
Patron Wizard hands all your wizards their very own Force Spike! Whats not
to like? Its a solid 2/2 body with a wonderfull ability. Again, like the
Elvish Succession, Wizards are not the greatest among sligh, zombies, and
the such, but are wonderfull in casual. Plop this sucker down turn 3 and
your opponent will be hard pressed to do as they please. I've added a little
spin to my own wizard deck, which would be the Supreme Inquisitor. I'll use
his ability with the tons of wizards I've played to slowely remove important
cards from my opponents library, while decking him at the same time.

Patron Wizard
Casual Rating: 4.5

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