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- Dragon's Maze

Reviewed May 20, 2013

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 5.00
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995


I have to say, I do like the seemingly endless series of riffs on Urza's Saga's Morphling - not least because most of their names sound better to my biased opinion than Morphling. There's something about the O-R-P-H construction that doesn't sit well in my ears. Aetherling's appeal, though, isn't only aesthetic. It's every bit as slippery as its famous ancestor, and it doesn't even get killed by Wrath of God effects a lot of the time. I have no doubt that it will have a long and storied career in this game we call Magic.

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Aetherling which is a six mana Blue 4/5 with four activated effects. For one Blue you can exile it until the beginning of the next end step, which is excellent for avoiding removal and triggering comes into or leaves play abilities. The second makes it unblockable until the end of turn for one Blue which combines very well with the +1/-1 for each colorless. The fourth is -1/+1 for one and can be combined with the exile effect for a pseudo Vigilance to block nearly any threat. All combined make this a very versatile and dangerous threat in a control theme that can afford the time and mana to utilize it. It doesn't enter the game until fairly late and requires a decent amount of mana to be effective, but overall it will see play and be a problem for many decks.

In Limited this is a serious bomb that can easily win games by becoming unblockable and pumping up with most of the untapped mana. It can trigger Evolve repeatedly and has no real weakness, aside from a slight reliance on Blue mana keeping it from being splashable.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

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