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Traveler's Amulet
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Traveler's Amulet
- Innistrad

Reviewed August 3, 2017

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5
Commander [EDH]: 2.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Traveler's Amulet
 
This card has exactly three different versions so far, each one very aesthetically appealing; but the version from Hour of Devastation is almost more interesting than the "actual" story. If you go and look at that one's art right now, you'll notice that it's shaped like Hazoret's head, and it's making a beam of light pointing to . . .where? I would like to believe that it's invoking a concept like those shafts in the Great Pyramid that point at specific stars, and perhaps even something that we'll see if and when Wizards of the Coast revisits the Amonkhet setting.
 
As far as gameplay, though, it's a fairly straightforward card, but it's not one-dimensional. Not only do you occasionally want to shuffle your library even in the late game, there are decks that need to have a land in their hand for some reason - Seismic Assault being the obvious. It's not the sort of card you need in every deck, not even every multicolor deck, but it's a good sort of thing to keep in mind when you're making such a deck.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H. Traveler's Amulet
 
Colorless mana fixing is always legit in limited, and that's just what you get with the Amulet. It's not flashy, and I doubt it will ever be the star of a deck, but it does what one would hope to do (fix mana). These are great in limited because of your ability to slot these into any deck, and I definitely recommend them there. But they are way too slow to consider using outside of that.
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2
Commander: 2.75

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