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Phyrexian Metamorph
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Phyrexian Metamorph
New Phyrexia

Reviewed April 2, 2012

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 4.17
Limited: 4.67
Multiplayer: 4.17

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Phyrexian Metamorph
I'll be honest: I think the color-pie-identity controversy surrounding Phyrexian mana is somewhat overblown. Take Phyrexian Metamorph as an example. It gives any color the opportunity to Clone or to Sculpting Steel; but does every deck really want to? While the Metamorph can be Eternal Witness or Knight of the Reliquary, it's neither if nobody already controls one. It can kill legends, but so can Oblivion Ring or Geth's Verdict. Having said that, it's far from useless. The alternate cost makes it more versatile than Clone, and the enhanced speed of casting it for three mana and two life is occasionally relevant, for example when facing a discount Progenitus or Blightsteel Colossus.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Phyrexian Metamorph which is a four mana Blue or three mana and two life artifact that comes into play as a copy of an artifact or creature in play plus retains the artifact type.  This is a very versatile and affordable card that can be played in any deck to copy useful effects or just the most aggressive creature in play. 

There's no real drawback to it and overall this is the kind of card that can pop up in nearly any build, particularly ones based on multiple copies of something like a lord having increasing value.
For Limited this is a bomb that double up your best offensive force or stalemate your opponent's top card.  Either way it is a very easy first pick in Booster and being potentially colorless works regardless of what color your second and later picks might be.  Sealed greatly benefits from this as well considering most decks in that setting are at least two colors.  The low cost and adaptive nature allow the Metamorph to be useful in an opening draw or topdeck situation and it is one of the best cards to have in the format.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


Welcome to the Card of the Day section at Pojo.com! We begin this week by looking at Phyrexian Metamorph from New Phyrexia. Phyrexian Metamorph is a rare artifact creature shape shifter that costs three generic and one Phyrexian blue mana, which means pay either two life or one blue mana. You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature or artifact on the battlefield except that it is an artifact in addition to its other types.

I find Phyrexain Metamorph to be simply amazing. It is just an awesome card that has so many applications. Copy something your opponent is using against you, or copy something that is helping you. Big creature, now there are two. Handy artifact, doubled. Just such an amazing card. Since it doesn’t target, it can kill off Thrun the last Troll, or Progenitus.

Hard to fit in one quick card of the day how amazing this little guy is, so I will just say, simply amazing!

Limited: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5

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