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Marisa's Twinclaws
Alara Reborn

Reviewed April 17, 2009

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 32.5
Multiplayer: 2.55

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Marisi's Twinclaws

It's basically a 4/4 that deals a little of its damage up front-- like Boros Swiftblade once upon a time. So it's basically a 4/4 for four, that can put the kye-bosh on things like Thunderblust. That's good, but it actually looks a little weak-- heck, green gets "all upside" 4/4's for four without having to dabble in red or white. Remember Chameleon Colossus? And that could double its size on its own. This guy effectively doubles any Giant Growth or Fists of the Anvil you want to play on him, but he doesn't have that built in.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.25
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

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Marisi's Twinclaws

If you told me a year ago that there would soon be a multicolored card with both a hybrid and a regular mana symbol on it, I'd have asked you when the sequel to Unhinged was being released. (I almost never see the new designs coming. Also I liked Unhinged.) This looks like a pretty solid creature as far as actual gameplay goes; we'll need to see what sorts of aggressive decks are possible after Alara Reborn is released, but it does a good amount of damage by itself and gets rather silly with equipment cards.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
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Marisi's Twinclaws
WOTC is getting creative with the three color, part hybid, cards. I like it. This one seems quite worth the investment. Don't understimate this little fellow. Basically you are getting a 4/4 for 4. However, enhance it's power a little and you have something great. I never forgot how great it was to get a Jitte onto a double strike creature. Giving this deathtouch is nothing to shake a stick at either. As an uncommon, it won't see as much limited play, but should be an early pick.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3


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Marisi's Twinclaws - Friday

You almost have to do a double take when you see the casting cost. Your eyes aren't deceiving you though. It just looks strange.

This card really pushes my rationale on creatures. Because it has double strike, it's almost like getting a 4/4 for 4 mana. However, it requires multicolored mana. And when push comes to shove, it's still a 2 power creature. It's definitely good enough to play in limited, but I'm unsure of what else to do with it. I almost wish it had some other ability. Even if it just tapped for mana I'd be content.

Unless there are some other neat tricks in the set, I'd be surprised to see this card get a lot of competitive play. When compared to other creatures with the same casting cost or less, you just don't seem to get enough for what you're paying.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2

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