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Reviewed May 05, 2006

Constructed: 3.16
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 3.6

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Jordan Kronick

Cytoshape - I love this card. When I first saw it on the spoiler I thought it was just a cute way of messing with combat. Only when I saw the length and breadth of the Simic guild did I understand it's true power. The power, of course, is the ability to kill any creature as long as you have a Graft creature in play. Even better than that, it kills creatures while simultaneously removing their 'goes to the graveyard' triggers. You can use this to kill a Kokusho and not lose any life! Even if you don't have a graft creature, you could turn that dragon into a Saproling and then block it. Cytoshape is the perfect combination of power and cleverness. It's the kind of card that the Spikes of the world dismiss at first but will soon have to reckon with.

Constructed Rating - 3.5
Casual Rating - 4.0
Limited Rating - 3.8



Cytoshape's use is twofold. One, it can save a creature from anything that would fail to kill another creature in play. When your Simic Ragworm gets hit with a Last Gasp, you can Cytoshape it into a Guardian of Vitu-Ghazi. Protect Experimant Kraj from Rend Flesh by Cytoshaping it into a Starved Rusalka. The possibilities are endless. And two, it makes a quirky combat trick. Push more damage through by Cytoshaping your unblocked Saproling token into your opponent's Mahamoti Djinn. cytoshape into a Phanton Warrior to push the last few points of damage. Cytoshape to save a blocking creature, or to kill the blocked creature, or both. Cytoshape can really help in ground stalls because the more creatures in play, the better the odds that Cytoshape will turn combat in your favor. Best of all, Cytoshape lets you copy abilities, meaning you can Cytoshape a Simic Initiate into your opponent's Living Inferno and blow stuff up. This is a card full of potential, waiting for a skilled player to unlock it.

Constructed- 3.5

Limited- 3.5

Casual- 4.5



Choose a nonlegendary creature in play. Target creature becomes a copy of that creature until end of turn.


hmmm... I keep looking at this card and keep looking at the “popular” blue/green creatures trying to figure out the super, hidden, unexpected combo and I just can’t see it. That leads me to door number two, this must be blue/green’s take on what a removal spell is. I still want to say there’s a combo hiding in plain sight but even as a removal spell this card is not all that bad. It has utility going for it because it can be a defensive as well as an offensive card. It just depends on how you want to play it.

PS: I don’t know why but this card keeps reminding me of Omnibian, silly froggy.


I like it! The way I see it this card has three and a half things going for it:
1) It’s green
2) It’s a combat trick
3) It’s removal
1/2) It’s green... kinda.

That’s all I got because my silly brain won’t stop looking for the super, hidden, unexpected combo that somehow involves frogs. -.o

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