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Agent of Masks
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 Agent of Masks
- Modern Masters 2017 Edition

Reviewed April 4, 2017

Constructed: 1.88
Casual: 2.88
Limited: 2.50
Multiplayer: 4.40
Commander [EDH]: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Agent of Masks
 
Agent of Masks is basically designed for multiplayer games, despite its original printing being years before that sort of design was seen regularly and got specific sets devoted to it. In a one-on-one scenario, you don't really get that much for what you pay for, but it scales strongly and can put you out of sight in just a couple of turns when you're at a large table. It's also in a color combination noted for its defensive abilities and fondness of paying life for effects; it's really hard to go wrong with this card in multiplayer decks that can cast it.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
EDH/Commander; 4/5
James H.

Agent of Masks (4/4)
 
The effect of Agent of Masks is pretty potent in a multiplayer environment; bleeding everyone at once scales well, making the life drain a relevant factor. Outside of multiplayer, though, the fact is that this is a 2/3 for 5 mana, a poor rate of return even with the effect. Its toughness is right in Bolt/Anger of the Gods range, it doesn't have enough power to meaningfully engage in combat, and it winds up needing a long time to make an impact. It's worth a thought in Commander or other multiplayer-geared formats, but it's pretty dreadful in anything with a more constructed bent.
 
Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander: 3.75


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