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Reflector Mage
- Oath of Gatewatch

Reviewed January 20, 2016

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.00
Commander [EDH]: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Reflector Mage
This is a fairly straightforward card, some sort of odd hybrid between Aether Adept and Meddling Mage. I assume it was designed to counteract the "bad feeling" type of scenario where you bounce a creature with a comes-into-play ability and they just replay it and get the ability again - but Aether Adept style cards, with any modification, are not the best answer to creatures with comes-into-play abilities in the first place. It's not a clear upgrade over its ancestor in that sense, but it does have slightly different interactions in cases where your opponent holds multiple cheap creatures with the same name, and in situations where you can reuse it (Deputy of Acquittals, Cloudshift, &c) and strand multiple different creatures in your opponent's hand for a turn or two.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Reflector Mage
Didn't think that Brago EDH could be more annoying? ...Well here we are.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 4.5

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