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Zur the Enchanter
Cold Snap

Reviewed August 09, 2006

Constructed: 2.35
Casual: 3.1
Limited: 2

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Jeff Zandi

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Zur the Enchanter
Like so many things in life, it seems that Zur the Enchanter may be an interesting creature who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

In limited, which pretty much means triple Coldsnap booster draft, he doesn't really give you access to very many enchantments. In Standard constructed, the number of enchantments that he can get for you is much more impressive, but I don't really see any combos that would make the Enchanter broken. Maybe in Extended or 1.5? The thing that really holds this card back from being more useful is his casting cost. When you pay three different colors for a creature, you need more bang for the buck that you get from Zur

the Enchanter.


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Zur the Enchanter

Some people seem big on this card. It might be good in older formats, but for Standard and Limited play, it's not that great. He's likely to be the target of all kinds of removal. And I'd honestly be surprised to see his ability go off more than once per game with any reliability. It might be OK at some point, but for now, he's just over-hyped.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

Jordan Kronick

Zur the Enchanter - Zur's one of the exciting new legends. I say exciting because not all of them are. Coldsnap has brought us back to the reality of legends often being bulky and not terribly useful for a high cost. Zur, however, does not fit this description. He's lean and mean with a cheap cost (even if it is color heavy). He has an evasion ability that works well with his triggered ability. He has a nice big back end without costing more for some extraneous power. And most importantly, he's very versatile. Zur can make your board position whatever you want it to be. That's good no matter what kind of deck you're playing.

Constructed Rating - 2.9
Casual Rating - 3.4
Limited Rating - 2.5


Zur the Enchanter

Um...WUB isn't really the stuff a single deck is made of, at least not that I'm aware of at the moment. Which makes Zur a difficult card to play. But maybe in some whack-arse casual deck, you could make it work. But I don't think I'd even want to try.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 1
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