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Sram's Expertise
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 Sram's Expertise
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

Constructed: 3.88
Casual: 4.67
Limited: 4.67
Multiplayer: 3.88
Commander [EDH]: 3.88

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James H.

Sram's Expertise is two spells: a trio of 1/1 Servos, and another spell from your hand that costs 3 mana or less. Needless to say, this makes Sram's Expertise worth it; three token creatures usually are worth the 4 mana if they don't have a drawback, but being able to chain another spell onto it means you get more mileage out of your spells.


Of course, it's not amazing; three Servos are fairly underwhelming on their own, and 3 mana spells are rarely hugely impactful on their own. It’s nice to not be forced to choose between this spell and a 3-mana (or less) spell, but it's not as amazing as it sounds at first. Being in white also isn't amazing, since white’s card advantage is abysmal, and it's not great if your hand is barren otherwise.


The Expertise cycle is probably going to play better than it looks, honestly, but this one seems a bit more on the “merely okay" side of things. It's still good…just hope that it doesn't get countered.


Constructed: 3.75

Casual: 4.25

Limited: 4.25

Multiplayer: 3.75

Commander: 3.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sram's Expertise
This card is very clearly what Magic players like to call "pushed". In fact, it's what WWE fans like to call "pushed to the moon". Even from the Standard card pool, even with that converted mana cost restriction, it becomes less about what you can do with this card and more about just how much card advantage you're going to get in return for managing to have four mana. I think this card is as powerful as the cascade ability - yes, you don't get a free spell unless you're already holding said spell, but that gives you more control over it if you take a little time to set it up. Imagine casting Idyllic Tutor or Stoneforge Mystic for free with it, and you can see why this card is going to give people fits for years to come.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5

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