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Joiner Adept
10th Edition

Reviewed July 10, 2007

Constructed: 3.08
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 3.00

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Jeff Zandi

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Joiner Adept

Joiner Adept is a very interesting card. With it, you can play any combination of colors in your deck. In limited, the Adept is seen rarely (…because it’s like…a RARE) but is always valuable. Joiner Adept really shines in constructed play. Unfortunately, when this card was originally printed in Fifth Dawn, not many decks found a use for it. I believe that might be different now that Joiner Adept has returned. This card’s ability to open up green decks for other colors may be very useful in today’s aggro/control designs.



Joiner Adept

For some reason, I always thought Joiner Adept was a 1/2 for 2G. Maybe because I figured a 2/1 for 1G would just be too good. Despite not actually tapping for mana herself, this is among the most potent "mana Elves" ever printed. With her in play, color screw becomes a thing of the past and even Dark Depths starts to look viable. And she even swings for 2, not that she ever will of course. I almost want to build a 5-color aggro deck now.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4.8
Limited- 3.8


Tuesday - Joiner Adept

One of the more surprising cards to make it into Tenth, in my opinion, especially considering that Birds is in the set. This lady never found a home in constructed when she was Type 2 legal, because there was no way you could abuse her ability before you got killed by Affinity, Tooth and Nail, etc. Unless there's a lot of five-color action in Lorwyn, I don't see her being anything more than a color smoother, and Birds does the job ten times better. She's a good smoother for casual, though, so if you're playing a 5CG deck there, this should be highly considered.

In limited, good for smoothing your mana, and splashing for a third color. I'd take it fairly highly, but not over removal or a bomb.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 3

David N

Tuesday - Joiner Adept

2 for a 3/1 is not bad. But this elf will see a lot of play once the dual lands rotate out. If you plan on keeping dual/tri colored deck this is a must. The 2/1 body is also viable beat stick vs control decks also. In any format this is an awesome mana fixer.

Constructed: 5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Joiner Adept

Joiner Adept is a cute card, but may not amount to much more than that. Compare it to Birds of Paradise and Wall of Roots. Both are more powerful for at least a few applications; the Birds for their speed, the Wall for its defense (and the ability to cast Chord of Calling with only one forest). On the other hand, Joiner Adept is a 2/1 creature, thus a significant threat in itself. That's the same reason Dark Confidant is so good, so I'm reserving final judgment for now. Provisionally, I'd say Joiner Adept isn't going to be big in Standard, but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets played somewhere.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5
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Joiner Adept

This is a reasonable cost card that I always felt was underrepresented in the constructed world. I think this was because it came when color fixing was easy. By the looks of things, I would not be surprised to see this sneak into some block constructed as color fixing is not that easy right now. Of course green always has other solutions. I like this card and always have but it is only somewhat good.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Right now, I don't see much use for this card, at least in Constructed.

The Ravnica dual lands plus the reprint of the other dual lands in
10th Edition makes it pretty hard to get colour screwed. I guess it
can be used in a 5-coloured deck, but I doubt the competitiveness of
said deck if it requires this to save itself from color screwed.

In casual, this can help the budget player use more wacky combos that
require more types of mana. It's also an Elf.

In limited, it's rather efficient and smooths out mana.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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