Multiple Choice – Strixhaven
Date Reviewed: April 21, 2021
Commander [EDH]: 3.13
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Much like Monday’s Card of the Day, Multiple Choice can be thought of as a conceptual variant of kicker where different payments get you different things. Though it doesn’t scale to unbounded heights like Crackle with Power does, it gives you a clear incentive to reach a value of 4 for X, and is reasonably useful at any of its costs. Flexibility is a good thing in any spell, and blue cards with a range of effects have often been successful in constructed (think of Cryptic Command), so I wouldn’t be surprised if Multiple Choice sees play too.
While Multiple Choice is at its strongest when X = 4, and it doesn’t get benefit from scaling higher, it’s still a number of nice modes that can give solid value. Card filtering on turn 2, a non-targeting bounce spell on turn 3, a 4/4 on turn 4, or all three the turn after. It’s playable before then, but it’s still strongest if you can wait it out. Overall, it’s not a bad bit piece in a solid color already with a nice and flexible color requirement, so I can’t not recommend it if you’re in those colors.
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