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Eldrazi Mimic
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 Eldrazi Mimic
- Oath of Gatewatch

Reviewed March 4, 2016

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 2.83
Commander [EDH]: 3.17

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BMoor Eldrazi Mimic

Hello! I am B'Moor. I am your Good happy Friend! Yes. I am talking to you now. About a card. Yes. About this Colorless Card. Yes. This is a good card. You can Play this card with Mana. Any Mana is good, but you should use Colorless Mana. Yes. I am B'Moor, He Who Tells You About Cards You Should Play. Yes. You can listen to me. This is a good card that you can Play early in the game, or you can Play late in the game. That makes a Card a Good Card. Yes. This Card is a Good Card when you play more Colorless Cards with it. It is Best Happy Game when you play a lot of Colorless Cards. Yes. You can Play very big Cards and this Card will Be a Very big Card. You only use Mana for a small Card to play this creature that is a small card during Times and also a big Card during different Times.  You like to Play very big Cards? Yes. You like having Different Times? Yes. We are all enjoying playing Cards during Times, just like your happy Friend B'Moor that I Am. You Should Play these Cards. You Should Play these Cards. Play All of the Cards. Yes. I Am your Friend.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.5
Multiplayer- 3.5
Commander- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Eldrazi Mimic
This is one of the most explicitly Lovecraftian-vibe creatures in the entire block, and for a sub-genre of horror that emphasizes dark secrets and the corrupting influence of creeping insanity, the Mimic is awfully public about what it does as part of the Eldrazi deck that's caused so much discussion - and crisis - in Modern. The thing is, it's actually a reasonably fair effect when you're casting other Eldrazi and similar creatures more or less on curve. But it seems like nobody is doing that right now: the temptation of discounted colorless cards is just too great, I guess (some sort of modern version of the Tinker phenomenon, I suppose). Even when Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple become out of fashion, either by agreement or by executive order, this card will still remain pretty solid as long as green gets mana acceleration of various types.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Eldrazi Mimic
Wasn't the overall idea for Eldrazi to be somewhat control oriented this time around? Sure, you've got some beaters, but this card just wants to be the exception to the rule. It's something, but it isn't good. 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 2
EDH: 2.5

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