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Eldrazi Conscription
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Eldrazi Conscription
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed May 20, 2010

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.70
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.13

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Eldrazi Conscription

This card turns absolutely any creature, even a 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, into a monster capable of taking out any opponent in two shots. +10/+10? Ridiculous. Trample? I wouldn't want +10 power without it, thank you. Annihilator 2? Congratulations, you've practically won. Sure, it's not all over yet, and there's always the inherent 2-for-1 possibility, but playing this on ANY creature at all immediately declares "answer this creature or you lose", so it's a risk worth taking. And the best part is, unlike the massive Eldrazi themselves who cost at least 9 or 10 if they're any good, the Conscription costs eight mana, a figure you might actually get to someday.

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

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Eldrazi Conscription
I didn't think Emrakul could look any scarier than on her card; apparently I was wrong. There are few decks that can recover from being hit by Eldrazi Conscriptoin, especially when you're using it as part of a time-saving mini-combo like Arcanum Wings or Retether or Sovereigns of Lost Alara. By some definitions, this card is "win-more;" by mine, it's just spectacular.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Eldrazi Conscription

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is an interesting aura that is seeing its fair share of casual and competitive play. In standard this card is featured in decks with Sovereigns of Lost Alara to fetch it and whoop face. The fact it’s an enchantment without totem armor is a severe drawback but the power of the effect is more than enough for it to see play as of now. In extended and eternal barring some crazy combination I am overlooking this card won’t see play, mana intensive and leaves you open for bad two for one exchanges. In casual and multiplayer I can see this card with Uril the Miststalker and in a deck that utilizes ramp it can turn the most humble Birds of Paradise into a must deal with threat, a good card for casual but beware being two for oned I would stick on a creature like Troll Ascetic or Slippery Boggle. In limited it’s expensive but it can turn what was a chump blocking token into an Annilator bomb and its colorless so it fits ideally in any deck. Overall a good card with a few constructed applications and even more casual ones.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Eldrazi Conscription which for eight mana can
give any creature +10/+10, Trample and Annihilator 2. Without any
tricks to play this it is too slow and dependent on having a creature in
play already to see much action in Constructed formats. However, any
card that allows you to play an Aura without paying the mana cost would
be hard pressed to find a better choice. In older formats the choices
include Academy Researchers, "Hakim, Loreweaver", Lost Auramancers,
Replenish, Retether, and combines incredibly well with Arcanum Wings.
In standard the two primary options would be Open the Vaults and
possibly the best choice of them all Sovereigns of Lost Alara.
Creatures with Double Strike or Troll Shroud work nicely with this as
well, but that can be said for almost any aura.

For limited this is in many ways better than an Eldrazi creature as it
can be attached to a creature that was already in play from a previous
turn, denying the opponent extra time to to untap or use a Sorcery to
remove the threat. For Booster this is a great first choice as it can
be played with any color or colors and can easily be a game winning move
when played. In Sealed the colorless aspect allows it to play alongside
any cards you have available and should be included in almost any Sealed

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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