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Trinket Mage
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Trinket Mage
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed October 26, 2010

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Trinket Mage
Trinket Mage would be a great card even if it weren't in an artifact block. That particular card type has always been popular, and some of the best are right within Trinket Mage's range, from Ivory Tower to Relic of Progenitus (not to mention any card with "Mox" in its name!). The fact that the most recent set does have an artifact theme puts Trinket Mage over the line to amazing, and the fact that there are two more such sets to come means that the best may be yet to come.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Trinket Mage which was last seen in Fifth Dawn and at three mana for a 2/2 with a solid deck thinning plus hand advantage effect is extremely useful.  A Blue deck running appropriately costed artifacts would do well to find room for a card like this as it supports typical control themes quite nicely.  Even just getting an Ornithopter or Memnite is still a decent play as it can be added to the battlefield at no additional cost.  A great card with plenty of options in a format that is just going to get more artifacts in future sets, so expect to see it more and not less in the future.
For Limited a three mana 2/2 isn't horrible and a single Blue is easy to manage, but the card advantage and very high number of artifacts in the format make this a very high pick.  Depending on the pack in Booster this may be as early as second or third choice if your opening card was an artifact or Blue and always included in a Sealed deck with Blue as the primary or secondary color.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

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