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Magus of the Disk
Time Spiral

Reviewed December 11, 2006

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.25

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Magus of the Disk

Anything that can wipe out the whole board is pretty much guaranteed at least a 3 in any format, except maybe Casual. Some of them are simply too broken to be any fun though, but not this guy! Being attached to a 2/4 creature means a determined opponent could Char him or whatnot while he's still tapped. That's why this card will never be as broken as the original Disk. Pretty high up there, though, since the Disk's main selling point is that it acted as a way for red/Black decks to take out paladin en-vec back in the day. This thing does that too, and can even block said paladin with impunity. Also, this exists in a format with Flickerform-- a 2-card combo that gives you board clearance whenever you need it, over and over.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 4.5

KC MetroGnome

Magus of the Disk

Someone commented that last week was "good card week". Well, this week is really fun card week. Not all of this week's cards are standard worthy, but they are some of the most fun cards ever printed.

Magus of the Disk is, obviously, an homage to one of the best board sweepers ever printed. Nev's Disk saw play in just about every format Back in the Day (TM). Is it's new incarnation worthy of a spot in serious decks? Quite possibly. The problem is getting him to live long enough to use him. In a dedicated control deck, it's probably possible. Apart from that, he's probably not what you want (but why do you need a board sweeper like this one in a non-control deck anyway?). In white limited, he solves a lot of your problems just by the fact that he sits on the table threatening to blow everything up.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 4+

Jeff Zandi

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Magus of the Disk

This card is another example of the many classic Magic cards reimagined in Time Spiral. Magus of the Disk is supposed to a generous recreation of Nevinyrral’s Disk, but this Magus, like the other Magi of Time Spiral, falls short of the original for a lot of reasons. Magus of the Disk costs 2WW instead of four colorless, and unlike the original Disk, Magus can be destroyed by any number of creature elimination spells and effects. All that said, Magus of the Disk is a useful card. In limited, Magus gives a very powerful option to white decks. Magus fits well in both sealed and booster draft decks, but is better in sealed. While not popular in constructed decks yet, Magus of the Disk does provide a lot of the awesome utility of the original Nevinyrral’s Disk, so it should prove useful in the long run, at least in white and white/blue control decks.

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