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Ęther Tradewinds
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AEther Tradewinds

Reviewed April 7, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.67
Multiplayer: 3.13

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AEther Tradewinds

Kor Skyfisher proved to us that bouncing your own permanents can be useful. Bounce a creature with an enter-the-battlefield ability, bounce a Journey to Nowhere when you see a better target come down, etc. AEther Tradewinds lets you bounce an opponent's permanent and one of yours, allowing you to maximize your tempo advantage.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2.75
Limited- 2.25
Multiplayer- 2.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Aether Tradewinds

This would be a pretty straightforward card, if not for all the comes-into-play abilities on creatures that exist now. As it is, Aether Tradewinds is a bona fide combo piece, doing some downright crazy stuff with everything from Man-o'-War to Wood Elves to Reveillark. Oh, and Eternal Witness - is there anything she can't do?

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Aether Tradewinds which would not seem very impressive if not for the other cards released in the same block including the Ally and Landfall effects.  Using Tradewinds to send one of your lands or an Ally back to hand turns what looks like a drawback into a fairly nice advantage.  Any permanent with a comes into play ability works just as well.
For Limited this card works quite well as the format includes many cards or effects that make coming into play important.  For a Blue player this is the up there with direct countering in importance and should be drafted early and often.  For Sealed if you are running some Blue this is pretty much an automatic inclusion as there would be few situations where this won't be useful in your opening hand or as a topdeck.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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