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Reviewed February 17, 2004
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game store owner in CA,
Tinker, tamed. While
it's not the same, it's still useful and perhaps
.can find it's place in constructed. In
casual, it could be a fun if you have a deck that
depends on certain artifacts for a combo or such.
In limited, you really have to a) be playing blue,
and b) you have to have an amazing artifact,
preferably 2 or more, to make this worth
considering. Elsewise, it's just not worth taking
up space in your deck.
Current Price: $2.88
*game store employee
A "fixed" Tinker.
No, wait, let me rephrase that.
A neutered Tinker is more like it.
The whole reason Tinker was played was to avoid
having to pay the mana cost of the permanent.
With Reshape, you have to pay the converted mana
cost, plus UU, plus you have to sacrifice an
artifact. All of this lust leads to it being
unplayable. Just pay one more, and you can keep
the artifact on the board (Fabricate).
Casual players will just play Tinker instead.
In limited, why waste a space to seacrh for the
card, when you could have a card that actually
does something? Some might say it will help you
get to it faster, but then this card is totally
dead if you draw your artifact bomb before
playing this. I'll stay away, myself.
* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)
* pro tour player
* Scrye writer since 2002
Well, by now, we are
all aware that Tinker was too good. The problem
is that people still like Tinker and want to
play it. WotC's R&D team seems to have given us
a balance version of the card. IS it good?
Yeah. It's it as good as Tinker? Not even
You can definitely
play this in limited. You can use it as a way
to force to the artifact that you really need.
Also, In casual play you can use it to go get a
Platinum Angel, Lifeline, or a Mindslaver.
5 Time Pro Tour
Level 2 Judge
In limited, Reshape is very good, allowing you
to sacrifice an artifact you donít need as much
anymore for another in your deck that could
really break open your game. The limitation of
this card requires you to sacrifice an artifact
at least as expensive as the card you want to
search out of your deck, but itís worth it. The
searched card comes into play, not your hand,
and is ready to go. As rarely as any spell is
ever countered in the current limited formats,
there is little danger that you are going to
come out on the short side when playing this
card. Imagine, late in the game, you could turn
a Golem that you arenít attacking with into a
Loxodon Warhammer, or Oblivion Stone, or Icy
Manipulator. There are a lot of possibilities.
Thins your deck too. This card has some future
in constructed, too, it seems. This card would
have been VERY POWERFUL as an instant.
Two blue and x, sac a <cough>artifact
land<cough> and tutor an artifact into play...
not amazing, but it is a tutor effect. This
would be much more interesting if it was at
instant speed. As it is, this is worse than
fabricate in the vast majority of situations.
Will still get your bomb in limited.
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
Reshape looks like
it had potential. It looks like it has something
that you could make work, especially in a block
filled with artifacts. That being said, I can't
find a way to do it. It will be fun in casual to
let you get to the trick you want, and in
limited it will have some use to get rid of a
useless spell bomb in return for an
indestructible guy, but in general the card just
falls a bit short.
* Level 1 DCI
*game store employee
* gaming for over 15 years
Well everybody say hello to the supposed
replacement for Tinker. This is a prime example
of how Wizards Research and Development tries to
fix its mistakes. The real question for this
card is will it see play in constructed and I
will go out on the short limb and say yes it
will. Its not the fastest card in the world but
in magic paying the cost to find it and get into
play cant be all that bad. In constructed I can
see it finding its way into some form of
affinity and maybe also control strategy deck.
In Limited I donít find it as useful because you
really need some kind of game changing artifact
to justify playing this card. In casual I would
just go out and play tinker instead. Casual
players you can get the Tinkers a lot cheaper
this card so abuse it at will.
Prix Top 8's
Multiple Pro Tour
This spell is so inferior to its grandpappy
(Tinker) that the words to describe it just
havenít been invented yet. This is absolutely
hideous, especially with the dearth of mana-acceleration
that exists nowadays. I really donít think this
will accomplish much of anything in constructed;
Fabricate just seems better to me, if you want
to run the artifact deck.
In limited, itís very much the same problem. By
the time you get to a point where you can cast
this to get an artifact you really want, itís
hard to say whether or not youíre still going to
be in the game. Rare-draft these, then let them
rot in your binder until someone comes looking
In casual, just play Tinker. Or Fabricate. Or
Enlightened Tutor. Anything.
Reshape, like Tinker,
is a strong card since not only does it Tutor but
it puts a card into play. Having said that, paying
X is often a high price to pay but this type of
ability is enough to overcome that drawback. I
think this is a card that will see play and should
see play although the X cost hurts as does its
status as a Sorcery.
Constructed - While
not a new Tinker this is the balanced version -
Limited - May be
helpful with so many artifacts running around, I
might give it a shot - 2.95
Casual - Decent but
not critical for a casual environment - 2.75
Goodbye Tinker, and
fortunately, there will be none like you at your
power level. That statement is still true in my
book. This wonít dominate Extended like the last
Tinker decks did. This may have a place in some
stupid Type 1 deck, but otherwise, why would you
play it? It definitely isnít the new Tinker, as it
doesnít work in Affinity.
In Casual, itís a
search card. You might as well play it. Pay 2 to
search for your moxes.
In Limited, itís
even more pointless. Youíll only have one of these
in your deck. Unless you have a bombalishous
artifact in your deck, I donít see that much of a
point in playing it.