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Invoke the Firemind

Reviewed April 07, 2006

Constructed: 2.66
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.66

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Jeff Zandi

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Invoke the Firemind

I don't like this card as much as I did when I first saw it. When I first saw it, I was immediately infatuated with it as both a game winning spell and as a way to draw a bunch of cards. Unfortunately, this card doesn't work out very well in booster draft. While this card may be very good in slower sealed decks, booster draft decks rarely leave you in a position to do more than four or five damage with this card or to draw more than four cards.

What's wrong with that? Nothing, I guess, but when you draft this card, you will probably have to do so very early in the Guildpact pack, and I just don't think this card gives booster draft decks enough value to be taken over so many of the better commons and uncommons. I also find it very difficult to believe that this card will be useful in constructed play.

There are better spells for dealing damage and there are better spells for drawing cards.



Invoke the Firemind

Versatile. Expensive too. But versatile. Expensive. Great Taste. Less Filling.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3.5


Invoke the Firemind

Well, it's like Blaze, and it's like Train of Thought (sort of). It's a little more expensive than Blaze, but Blaze is really good, especially in Limited. they say any removal is good removal in Limited, so this is good in Limited. But it's better because it doesn't HAVE to be removal. For six mana, you draw three cards. Like Train of Thought. But after three cards, each additional card only costs 1 more mana, so that's good. Because it can be whichever one you need, it's versatlie enough to be solid. About as solid as Blaze, I guess.
I should also mention the Heartbeat of Spring decks running around that use this or Maga, Traitor to Mortals as their win condition.

Constructed- 3
Limited- 4
Casual- 4
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