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Sygg, River Guide

Reviewed January 19, 2009

Constructed: 3.20
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3.15

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Sygg, River Guide

Yes, believe it or not, the pre-Aurora Sygg, the amiable ferryman with the glib tongue who grants boons to your other Merfolk, is still Standard-legal. A 2/2 with evasion for 2, and a dispenser of Bathe in Light. Remember how useful Bathe in Light was? Counter kill spells, sneak through blockers, all that jazz? It's still around. Doesn't someone think this would work against Faeries?

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sygg, River Guide

This reminds me a lot of Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, one of my favorite cards from the Kamigawa block, and Mother of Runes, one of my favorite cards from Urza block. Those creatures are so powerful that people would sometimes try to remove them as a first priority, even over superficially more powerful creatures. In much the same fashion, Sygg is able to crack game states wide open, and is capable of doing almost anything from protecting creatures to enabling forty-damage attack steps. Overall, a solid addition to any merfolk deck; I didn't rate him higher because he only plays with one tribe, unlike his older counterparts.

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

Monday 1-19


Sygg, River Guide


Constructed: Blue White Merfolk decks were strong when Lorwyn came out, but when Time Spiral left standard they lost their lord. Merfolk decks are still good, but now like the good old days. This card is still a great card for Merfolk decks.


Casual: Good Merfolk decks for casual are ok. Most try to mill your deck.


Limited: First pick to go for Merfolk tribe. Still a solid card for draft or sealed.


Overall a good card with a very nice ability. Good thing it is Legendary.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 3




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