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Shivan Meteor
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Shivan Meteor
- Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might

Reviewed April 19, 2017

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 3.25
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Shivan Meteor
 
This card does a lot of amusing things, in a darkly comedic sort of way (fittingly, as the whole thing with its art is that the meteor is coming out of a time rift five feet from the guy's face). Back in 2007, I always wanted to use it as a sideboard card against Dralnu, Lich Lord, but those decks would usually have enough counterspells left over to stop it. However, it's a much better prospect in casual Magic, interacting with things like Stuffy Doll and Swans of Bryn Argoll in ways that make you laugh until you realize you just got buried in card advantage or lost the game out of nowhere. It also makes you stop and think about design mechanics when you realize that there have been a lot of five-mana "destroy target creature" spells in recent sets.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H.

Shivan Meteor (4/19)

 

Five mana, kill a creature? Seems like a fair deal. Or three mana, wait two turns, then kill a creature. Either way works. For a color that can struggle to deal with large creatures, Shivan Meteor offers a way to kill almost anything. It's not flashy or fancy, but it gets the job done, and suspend lets it synergize well with storm. Five mana is a bit pricey, and waiting with it on suspend may leave it without a target when it comes off of suspend, but it's potentially a way to rid the field of something you might not be able to handle otherwise.

 

Constructed: 3.5

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 4

Multiplayer: 2.5

Commander: 3


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