Saturday, January 14, 2012

RCotD #64

Random Card of the Day #64:

Magus of the Coffers - 4B
Creature - Human Wizard
{2}, {T}: Add {B} to your mana pool for each Swamp you control.

Initial thoughts:

Cabal Coffers on legs. I probably would have liked it better if it was a 3 cost 2/2 instead, but that's because I like utility creatures being cheap. That doesn't mean however, that this card is bad. If you running Cabal Coffers, or any of the coffers including this card, you should probably be running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, because well, It's an amazing combo, especially if you are running dual colored lands.

Having utility on large creatures can actually be pretty good. Compare Sphinx of Magosi to Azure Mage. It may not exactly be a fair comparison because of rarity, but the effects are similar. The sphinx is much better though.

So that's about it. I mean I could name a bunch of other creature who have similar utility compared to other high converted mana cost ones, but the effects vary greatly. You wouldn't compare Llanowar Elves to Elvish Aberration or Royal Assassin to Ramses Overdark...

would you?

Still a great card. 4/5

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