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Eyes of the Wisent

Reviewed January 18, 2008

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 1.80

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Eyes of the Wisent

Very situational. At best, this is sideboard fodder against monoblue counter decks. But in that one situation, it's pretty good. Free 4/4's will hurt a control player.

Constructed- 2
Limited- 2.5
Casual- 3


Friday - Eyes of the Wisent

A handy sideboard card in a blue-heavy metagame. This gives you free big creatures if they try to counter your stuff, and itself comes down before they can have counter mana ready. However, that's about all this card is good for. If you know you're playing in a tournament where blue is going to be highly popular, put 3-4 copies in your sideboard. Otherwise, you can run 2 copies, or just not bother at all. I would never maindeck this, as it's way too situational.

In limited, uh, no.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 1 (who plays counters here?)
Limited - 1

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Eyes of the Wisent

An oft-cited argument against Eyes of the Wisent suggests something along the lines of a permission opponent realizing its devastating effect as soon as he reads it, and switching to a more aggressive, tap-out-on-my-turn style. But isn't that worth it by itself? If your opponent fears a card enough to change his playing style because of it, that is surely worth sitting up and taking note of. Just about the only blue instant the Eyes aren't good against is Venser, and even then it forces the opponent's hand in their choice of what to bounce. If you play green, I'd suggest keeping three or four of these around for your sideboard.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Eyes of the Wisent

It looks like a sideboard card, but it really only helps against Sonic Boom which really isn't popular at the moment. In fact, it doesn't do a lot in the sideboard right now, and it can only be sided in a very restricted number of decks make this just bad.

In limited, I doubt this will be of any use.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1.5/5

Friday's card is Eyes of the Wisent. This Tribal Elemental enchantment allows you to put a 4/4 green elemental whenever your oppnent plays a blue spell. This gives you big creature tokens to use against a blue user, and should he try to Boomerang a token, it is replaced by another. This is a pretty good blue hoser, but if you're facing a blue deck, forget it.

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