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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Whenever you play a blue spell, remove the
top card of target library from the game.
Whenever you play a black spell, remove the
top card of target library from the game.
Your opponents can't play nonland cards with
the same name as a card removed from
the game with Circu, Dimir Lobotomist.

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Reviewed September 19, 2005

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 2.1

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Jeff Zandi

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Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Actually, I'm very familiar with Dr. Circu as he has been my regular physician for a couple of years. He told me one day he wanted to drill an actual hole the size of a quarter into my skull. I told him no. He asked why, and I told him, among other things, it would hurt A LOT. Long story short, he drilled a hole in my skull, it didn't hurt that much...and I don't really remember what happened after that.

THIS CARD is better for constructedk, but totally fine for limited play as well. Yes, who WOULDN'T want to chop away at their opponent's library (and their constructed deck strategy) with every blue or black spell cast. This card is well costed, no more expensive than Lobotomy but possibly just as useful in the long run AND with a free 2/3 man attached for no additional charge. I like it.



* Game Store Owner

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

This card is neat. It bring back some of that whole "mill" theory type stuff. It can slowly lock up your opponent. It is multicolor and legendary. The neat thing to notice is that it is 2/3. That keeps it in range to be dealt with from a lot of spells. This could be a very interesting card in all sorts of formats. I'm not sure it will be the centerpiece to a lot of decks, but I bet it will show up in several. I'd expect something like this to be hot in casual markets as well.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 1.5

Paul Hagan

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

I see this card seeing some play in casual circles, but I'm hardly impressed with the quality of it for constructed or limited. Lobotomy was neat and all, but it was permanent. A 2/3 body isn't too much to deal with, so I can't justify Circu in most decks.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 1.5


Circu, Dimir Lobotomist


The stuff decks are made of. Circu is Meddling Mage on drugs. I guarantee that you will see it in constructed play once the set is released. Blue mages should love this guy. Meddling Mage was extremely popular, and Circu is even better. Circu will have some serious consequences for many decks, and it will be the norm for any deck to have some kind of anti-Circu sideboarded or even main decked. With Blue running counters, that means that whenever they counter something, they essentially can counter TWO things, one of them permanently. Yikes, yikes, yikes! Either you run Circu in your deck, or run something that can deal with it, imho. Great card!


Constructed - 5

Casual - 5

Limited - 1.5

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