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Giant Spectacle
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Giant Spectacle
- Kaladesh

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

Constructed: 2.88
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 2.88
Commander [EDH]: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Giant Spectacle
I admit I've always been a big fan of auras. I was never the sort of player who spent much time counting card advantage (even when I play control decks, which probably explains why I never did well with control decks at FNM). Plus, the feeling of building a monster out of imperfect parts is just too much fun! So I'd play with auras even if there were none as powerful as Giant Spectacle, but it's a good option to have around for decks that care about enchantments and enchanted creatures. While it doesn't have the massive growth potential of Ethereal Armor or Armored Ascension, anything that grants an evasive ability is worth looking at, and once you're looking at red in general, you can add dimensions that aren't always seen in that sort of deck, from the obvious Lightning Strike to the subtle Outpost Siege.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Giant Spectacle (10/27) 
Auras are hard to evaluate, largely because they depend largely on what you can attach them to. At 2 mana, with the ability to immediately have an impact, Giant Spectacle can prove to be a Limited blowout by making a creature much harder to block and still allowing you the mana to do other things. It's usable on a small creature, and it's also impactful on something large.
Auras are a bit fiddly to begin with, but I think this one has a lot of potential in Limited. It could maybe see Standard play in small numbers if a deck wants some way to make its creatures harder to block and has no other way to do it.
Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.75
Commander: 3

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