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Agent of the Fates
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 Agent of Fates
- Theros

Reviewed October 28, 2013

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.75

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Agent of the Fates which is a three mana Black 3/2 with Deathtouch and the Heroic effect of making each opponent sacrifice a creature whenever you cast a spell that targets Agent. This is a great card for a mono-Black sacrifice build, or many other Black or primarily Black designs as a source of both repeatable removal and a decent threat in combat. As a clear target for auras and combat tricks this is difficult for an opponent to block and deals high damage for the cost when unblocked. The double Black forces the deck to favor Black, but there are enough options in that color to make a viable and competitive deck. Overall this is a powerful card that is a threat on multiple levels and will see play across formats, particularly Multiplayer as it impacts each opponent, and likely reach the higher tiers of Standard as well.

In Limited this is a major threat and easy first pick in Booster even with the double Black in the cost. Easily triggered repeatable removal is a game winning arrangement and even without that this is a three mana 3/2 with Deathtouch which is aggressive, particularly for the color.
With even moderate support, easily obtainable in the format, this can either directly win games or at least pave the way for victory. In Sealed it can be more difficult to field mono-Black, but another color with beneficial effects should be present.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 5.0

Skid Rambo

I’ve done some experimenting with this Master of Fates. Yes, I know his name is Agent of Fates. I accidentally called him Master of Fates one day and it stuck in my head. 007 Agent of Fates can be a deadly weapon against midrange players that rely on one or two tanks to win. I have yet to play with him in multiplayer, but I’m sure that Agent of Fates would sting the board. The very first time that I read this card at the Theros Pre-Release, I popped a hofty. Agent of Fates walked up and said, “Protect me and I will Protect you.” How could I ignore this powerful offer? He is a human after all and so am I. But, he has Deathtouch, so I did not shake his hand after agreeing to build a Standard deck. (corny joke time) Now, since Halloween is this week I will run Agent of Fates at FNM. It will be the 1st time in a tourney, so it will be fun to see how Agent of Fates stacks up against the bomb filled world of Standard play.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4.5


Agent of the Fates

The cynic in me looks at this card's heroic ability and says it's pretty unlikely that you'll trigger it more than about once a game. The rest of me, however, thinks that doing so even once could very well swing a game in your favor - and if it's an aura or some other spell that improves the Agent's survivability or even saves it from a kill spell or combat, you're even further ahead. I think this is a card well worth experimenting with.

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

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