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Reviewed January 23, 2006

Constructed: 2.10
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.95

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour


This is exactly the kind of big nutty green rare that I like to see in limited play. First of all, you never mind spending five mana for a 4/4 creature in green. His ability is aggressive and doesn’t cost any mana to use. You might think it was BAD to possibly have Bioplasm’s ability remove one of your great creatures from the game. The point is, the top of the deck is not a card in your hand. This creature’s ability is removing a card that you MIGHT draw in the future. You might not always want this ability, but it will be a pretty rare occasion for this card’s ability to hurt you (by milling away too many cards or by milling away too many of your other win conditions). It IS kind of strange that this ability is triggered by your attack instead of letting it be activated by a mana cost. This guy is probably a little too tricky to be useful in constructed play. He would only be good in a constructed deck so full of big creatures that the deck would probably be less than great.



* Game Store Owner

Bioplasm - Monday
This thing is definitely interesting.  And with Red/Green decks being creature heavy, I can see this card getting some playing time.  It's cost is reasonable as well.  And in limited, this guy is sure to be hot.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 3

Jordan Kronick

Bioplasm - Okay. It's junk. Anyone can see that much. It's got a great deal of "what if?" factor to it, but can be generally ignored, right? Well, not so fast. I saw this in action in limited yesterday and it was positively devastating. There's some things that need to go right, though. First of all, it's rather nice if you can give it trample. There's four ways to go about that effectively. First is to put Fists of Ironwood on it. Each of the green decks has a reason to love Fists, and this is why the Gruul love it. Secondly, you could happen to have a Gruul War-Plow. It's a rare so don't count on it. Thirdly, you can happen to have Skarrg, the Rage-Pits. Another card you can't count on seeing, but it's perfect for the job. Or fourthly, you can simply cast Wildsize on it. Bioplasm is a big one, no doubt. Don't ignore it just because it's an ooze.

Constructed Rating - 1.9
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 3.3


* Game Store Owner

Probably not the stuff that constructed decks will be made of. But it might be an interesting card to try for casual builders. Try using Sensei's Divining Top with it to stack creatures to the top of your deck, giving this guy a boost. But you'll also need to find a way to give him trample, too to be really effective.
In limited, I would only think of him as a 4/4 for 5. Getting rid of creature cards from your deck may not be the best strategy in the world with only a 40 card deck, though, so be mindful of that. Maybe he can defend for you.
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