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Spitting Image

Reviewed August 25, 2008

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.00

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Spitting Image

One of the strongest of the retrace cards, Spitting Image will effectively trump any bomb creature your opponent has, by giving you multiple copies of it.  Especially effective with Lieges, be they your own or your opponent's.  The only real downside is that at six mana, it takes a while to get online.  Once you do get it, however, you can fairly safely discard all further lands you draw to retrace it, as you likely won't need more lands than that.

Constructed- 3

Casual- 4

Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Spitting Image
I could imagine a niche for this card in constructed sideboards, mainly because it destroys legendary creatures; and sometimes the best answer to an Archon of Justice or Demigod of Revenge is one of your own. The fact that it's reusable is just gravy. It reminds me of Followed Footsteps, only more mana-intensive. I like Followed Footsteps.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5

Monday 8-25

Spitting Image


Constructed: Too slow, too expensive. WOW copy a creature for 6. Only good thing about it is Legend removal.


Casual: This is a good card for casual, but everybody uses either Clone or some other way of making a copy of a creature. There is this crazy goblin that is more fun to play with.


Limited: Great card for draft or sealed deck. Just have to wait for the right opportunity to play it. It is a Sorcery so you have to be careful when you use it.


Overall an ok card that has the fun factor with the Retrace ability. If it were an instant it would have been ten times better.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3




Aethereal Monday - Spitting Image

A good card in theory, and it certainly has the potential to be very powerful as you just churn out token after token of [insert powerful creature here], but in practice I think this is way, way too mana intensive to be played. Maybe if a more traditional build of U/W control pops up, but not in the faerie decks.

In limited, however, I think this will be a bit more useful. You can copy your bomb, or copy their bomb, and reuse it by pitching extra lands. I'd take it if I was in either of its colors.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

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