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Elemental Mastery

Reviewed June 19, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.87
Limited: 2.67

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Elemental Mastery

Why didn't this become as famous as Power of Fire or Presence of Gond in the Pili-Pala combo?  Because it's tied to the power of the creature it's on, and the tokens go away at EOT.  Meaning you could put this on a 4/4, tap it and attack with 4 1/1's that die at end of turn, or you could just attack with the 4/4.  I guess this could get more damage through, since your opponent will run out of blockers, but it still seems like it isn't worth the effort.  I'd love to see it comboed with Woolly Razorback or Plumeveil though.

Constructed- 2

Casual- 3.5

Limited- 3


Thursday - Elemental Mastery

Pretty much a tap sink for your creatures that have untap abilities. This does have a few other uses, however, such as splitting up your creature's power so the damage he would deal with an attack is harder to block. You can also make chump blockers with it. Oh, yeah, it costs 4 mana. That combined with the fact that it's a creature enchantment leaves it right out of constructed.

In limited, not as good as Power of Fire, but still good with a Pili-Pala. I'd play this if I had enough guys to abuse it with.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Elemental Mastery
This card looked terrible to me at first glance, before I realized that it interacts with Shadowmoor's untap symbol. It requires a little too much work to pull off in constructed, though. For limited play, having lots and lots of little attackers or blockers - or both - can be overwhelming.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5

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