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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Creature - Human Wizard

(R/W can be paid with either or R or W.)

R: Target creature gains haste until
end of turn.
W: Target creature gains first strike
until end of turn.

Boros Guildmage

Reviewed September 05, 2005

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.4

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Tim Stoltzfus Boros Guildmage

Boros Guildmage is a solid, if unexciting, card. It is exactly the kind of card that you want to pick up in drafts and in sealed deck because it is efficiently costed for a small creature, but has utility in the mid and late game due to its additional abilities. As for Constructed play, it is sub par. A 2/2 for two mana is ok, but the abilities simply aren’t worth it in constructed play. In multiplayer play, this card could create fun by allowing you to fiddle with combats you are otherwise uninvolved in, gaining allies and enemies at the same time

Constructed – 1.5
Casual – 2
Limited – 3


Boros Guildmage

IT'S COMING...! The Ravnica Pre-Release event is approaching fast, and many I have talked to have high hopes for this set and what it will do for the game of Magic. Invasion block was a huge boost for M:TG, and Ravnica is employing a very similar style of multicolor and team color concepts. And probably the biggest boon to the game will be the release of the much anticipated new Dual Lands (we'll review that later this week, so keep checking back at Pojo.com!).

Boros Guildmage introduces a new mana cost concept. It's cost is R/W R/W. R/W means that you can pay EITHER Red or White mana to cast this card. It's a built in mana smoother, which is pretty amazing. Wizards is going all out to make sure land, color, or lack thereof, does not deter nor discourage players from having fun. Cool!

So Guildmage is a 2/2 creature for 2 mana, with some nice abilities. R gives a target creature Haste. W gives a target creature First Strike. Nice and versatile, the key to set a card above the rest. A solid debut to the new set, and I like it! Especially top notch in limited play.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 4.5

Phoenix Tamer

Boros Guildmage

Wow, Ravnica, what is this like the 4th set to come out this year, alot for WoTC. Ravnica shows some very promising, but odd cards like this one. With how you can  pay for the mana cost with either mana, making cards more playable, not the best effects but still very interesting. I think Ravnica, is going to take awhile to get used to, probably not the best set for beginners, but WotC always surprises me. This is a good support and meat shield card, otherwise, not my choice.

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