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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Dimir Machinations
2B - Sorcery - Uncommon

Look at the top three cards of target player's library. Remove any number of those cards from the game, then put the rest back in any order.

Transmute (1BB, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Dimir Machinations

Reviewed September 09, 2005

Constructed: 2.35
Casual: 2.85
Limited: 2.60

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Jeff Zandi

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Dimir Machinations

I'm not thrilled about spending a card to rearrange or remove the top three cards of my opponent's library. The only reason you would leave any of the three cards on top of his library would be if some of the cards were of little value against you (like land late in the game). However, the Transmute ability might make this card worthwhile, but I would have to know what kinds of quality three casting cost cards there are in the set. Sounds like it could be a decent card for limited. I'm much more skeptical about how this card would work in constructed, but again, Transmute intrigues me a great deal.



* Game Store Owner

Dimir Machinations - Monday

I'm not so sure about this card. In theory this seems kind of neat, but I'm not sure of what type of decks need a card such as this. It's possible that it might only fit into decks that combo out and use spells such as Mind's Desire. Other than that, nothing immediately comes to mind. That's OK though. The times it gets used, it will likely be stellar.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2

Paul Hagan

Dimir Mechinations --

I'm not so impressed with the actual text of this card. Manipulating the top three cards of your opponent's deck can be a decent ability, but I'm not sure that I would want to have that be a one-time use card in my deck. However, I am happy with the Transmute ability. The ability to tutor for a specific card can be soooo good. Unfortunately, unless you are working with some sort of funky combo deck that you need 3-casting-cost spells to set up, this card should probably be something else.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 2.0


Dimir Machinations
Another new mechanic gets added to our repertoire, Transmute. An intersting way to stack your deck to give it a bit of search ability for a necessary/important card.
Machinations is okay - it would have been amazing as an instant, especially considering Sensei's Divining Top. But as a sorcery, and one time effect, it lacks focus to accomplish much. Still an interesting look at a new Ravnica mechanic for us all.
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2
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The Antman

Dimir Machinations- Rare- Ravnica

hey peoples today we have the one shot divining top Dimir Machinations.

now just because it is a one shot card, doesn't mean that in anyway this card is worse than the top, in fact in some ways it is better. the ability to get rid of up to 3 useless cards on top of your library can do wounders for some black decks that have no draw power. though of course even better you can transmute it for a card in your deck that costs 2B, yawgmoths will anyone?

sorry for the short review but i g2g to bed *grumbles at stupid curfew*

constructed- 2/5 i dont think the card will shine here much
T1 constructed- 4/5 a awesome uncounterable tutor
limited- 3/5 meh... thins your deck
casual- 4.1/5 probably the best here cuz you dont need to worry about number of cards in your deck or cards that would do awful in constructed

final thought- new set looks awesome so far!
Card: Dimir Machinations
Wow what's with the new effects? This is a great removal card 3 for 3 mana,
that's weird, why would Magic do such a thing? It seems to me speels are
getting really powerful. Transmute, this is a crazy effect imagine the possibilities?

This is a great card indeed and to me could be on the restricted list, great in all
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