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Convincing Mirage
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Convincing Mirage

Reviewed October 16, 2009

Constructed: 1.25
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 1.50
Multiplayer: 1.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Convincing Mirage

It amuses me somewhat that Phantasmal Terrain hadn't been reprinted for several years, because a lot of people didn't find much use for it, and then this card appeared in M10. It can be a mana fixer of last resort, or make sure your landwalk creatures have something to do, but you'll often have things you'd rather put in your deck.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1/5
Multiplayer: 1/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Convincing Mirage a slight upgrade of the old Phantasmal Terrain as it only costs one Blue and a colorless instead of two Blue. The main thing I want to point out about the card is the fantastic artwork by Ryan Pancoast as it really tells the story of the effect unlike pretty much every similar card in Magic's long history.
Aside from the image this is the type of card one may use to allow creatures that require an opponent having an Island in order to attack or remove a key land or mana type from an opponent's field.

For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a mediocre effect that really only helps minimally useful cards. Casual may see the most use out of it, but I don't feel this card does enough to warrant a slot in anything outside of a really specific theme deck.

With Limited this may be of some use against an opponent in Sealed that is short on one of their colors of mana or just to limit them somewhat.
It is less powerful in Booster as most decks will be one or at most two colors. Unless your pool is somehow a land destruction and control theme I would pass this card in Booster and only include it if you are stretching your Blue cards tightly in Sealed.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 1.5

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