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Open the Armory
- Shadows over Innistrad

Reviewed April 21, 2016

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.00
Commander [EDH]: 3.25

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David Fanany

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Open the Armory
It's funny that this card is in Shadows over Innistrad and not Battle for Zendikar - it's literally the first half of Stoneforge Mystic's game text minus the creature. Since that means it also lacks her ability to put the card directly into play, it will probably not end up being quite as ubiquitous as she was in the era of Caw-Blade. It's not as easy for either control or aggro decks to fit in something that only searches for the equipment but doesn't let you get around counterspells or surprise the opponent. The place it might fit better is actually in Commander settings; they often have more deck space by default, and there is a niche there for some of the more splashy auras and equipment like Armadillo Cloak and Elbrus, the Binding Blade.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5


Open the Armory

Man, I didn't realize how many "fixed" versions of old cards there were in this set. but at least it searches for aura's too so, cool card yo.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 3.5

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