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Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
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Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed May 13, 2010

Constructed: 2.88
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 2.90
Multiplayer: 2.88

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Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Let's ignore the fact that it costs 11 for a moment. It's a 10/10 with annihilator 4. It's indestructible, so your opponent is going to have serious issues getting rid of it. If you hardcast it, and didn't cheat it out through Polymorph or whatnot, you get to destroy any one permanent on the table-- even if Ulamog gets countered. And it shuffles your whole graveyard back into your library if it goes there for any reason, so you've got a built-in counter to mill decks just by having a copy of him in there.

But of course, he better be that amazing. He costs 11 mana.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

The last of the Eldrazi elders to be reviewed, Ulamog has the most straightforward abilities, but is no less devastating than Kozilek or Emrakul. Plain indestructibility is a fine answer to anyone who might ever try to write off the Eldrazi with "Day of Judgment, next," and his on-casting triggered ability can deal with problematic walls, enchantments, or Icy Manipulators. All in all, I don't think I can pick a favorite elder; they're all interesting figures, and they all hit like nuclear weapons. Now go, and loose the blood-dimmed tide . . .

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


Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Ulamog , The Infinite Gyre

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is one of the three legendary Eldrazi and his come into play ability pales on comparison to a time walk or tidings. Vindicate is a good consolation prize. Ulamog costs 11 mana for an indestructible 10/10 Annilator 4. A great deal overall, I doubt this card will see as much play as its fellow legendary Eldrazi though as the draw four cards and or protection from colored permanents and flying with a time walk take the cake. In standard this card is currently not seeing much play as of now it is possible it can become competitive but as of now this card doesn’t cut the mustard in standard, extended and especially eternal. In casual and multiplayer this could be a good addition to an Eldrazi deck I would once again compare it to the others for deck space and sadly it comes up lacking. In limited if you can draft an Eldrazi and a way to fuel it out it’s a total bomb I would grab it as it can be splashed easily. Overall a powerful card in a vacuum but since it was printed alongside its brethren its overshadowed entirely.

Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre which at 10/10 for eleven mana, Indestructible, a no limitations destroy target permanent when cast, and the Annihilator effect you have an impressive threat both when cast and while in play.  There are methods of getting around Indestructible, but making this Eldrazi even harder to remove than the others gives a distinct advantage.  The high cost will still keep it out of most competitive decks, but I wouldn't be surprised if some builds make their way into the tournament scene.
For Limited this is a major bomb that can destroy another Eldrazi or Planeswalker when cast then becomes a lethal threat with few removal options in set.  Absolutely a first pick in Booster and worth playing in almost any Sealed as the colorless nature works with any mana base. 
Like all Eldrazi be sure to add what support you can to speed up the play as eleven is still a bit high even for Limited.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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