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Grixis Illusionist

Reviewed February 27, 2009

Constructed: 1/25
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 1.75

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Grixis Illusionist

It can sort of tap for any color of mana, or tap it to up your domain count by one for a turn. Uhh, okay? I guess in Limited you may play it if you've got a kind of delicate mana base with fairly heavy blue. Or if you're big into domain. Or if... you need another blue body to sack to your Sphinx's Herald?

Casual- 1.5
Limited- 1.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Grixis Illusionist

The domain mechanic picked (or had picked for it) an interesting time to come back. Being in the second set of a three-set block means that it won't get as much time in the Standard spotlight as things from the first set. If history is any guide, it also suggests that it won't continue in the third set (just as ninutsu and modular didn't), and that it will get very little support from that third set and the upcoming Core Set. Sometimes, though, a draft or sealed game will come down to someone getting just a little bit more out of a domain card. Grixis Illusionist lets you do just that - while still allowing you to play a generally three-color and therefore generally consistent Bant, Esper, or Grixis deck.

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

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