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Rite of Replication
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Rite of Replication
- Zendikar

Reviewed May 22, 2015

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.38
Limited: 4.33
Multiplayer: 4.67
Commander [EDH]: 4.25 

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rite of Replication
This card has quickly become a staple in Commander, and it's easy to see why: the only thing better than redundancy in a singleton format is having an actual literal second copy of a creature. Seriously - we've become so used to seeing it targeting a creature that lets you recast it (Eternal Witness, Izzet Chronarch, &c) that it's easy to forget that it also means you never again need to be jealous of your opponent's Darksteel Colossus, or that you can play turnabout against the player who's overly proud of their Uril, the Miststalker deck. Plus sometimes you make it to seven mana and then get all the Sun Titans in the world.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Commander (EDH): 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Right of Replication which is a four mana Blue sorcery with Kicker for five that puts a token into play that is a copy of target creature and if kicked you put five tokens into play instead.  This is a card that can work with many different creatures to produce massive effects in Casual and Commander, but even supported the Kicker option is too slow for other formats. Nearly any creature with an enters play effect, triggered effect, or static effect that can stack can be game ending when this is kicked.  At worst it is a Clone, so there is minimal drawback and great potential, so it deserves attention for decks that are at least half Blue.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

Rite of Replication
Rite's a fun card for casual magic. Balanced in its cost, with a kicker that makes things silly if you can pull it off earlier than turn 9. Even then, it gives you a chance for a comeback. Great with ETB effects, especially when kicked. That said, its usefulness entirely functions on your opponent playing creatures you want to copy. So yeah, Casual fun, Constructed, not so much.
Constructed: 2
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 5
Commander [EDH]: 4.5

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