Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Top Ten Favorite Magic Cards #7

Like Pelakka Wurm, Artisan of Kozilek is a huge beatstick with built-in card advantage. While the colorless mana-cost is nice, Artisan does take a little longer to cast than other large threats, but with some mana acceleration, 9 mana is highly attainable in multiplayer. The ability to bring back another huge creature or another tempo-swinging creature in addition to Artisan's huge body can really seal the deal on a game you are already winning or help you come from behind in a game you aren't. Then if Artisan can start attacking, it can hammer away at your opponent's mana base with its annihilator ability.

In many ways, Artisan feels like a multiplayer, timmy-centric eternal witness. Being mono-colored and providing such a huge effect at uncommon (so you can get them for less than a quarter), he fits in so many multiplayer decks and is hard to play against. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this is probably the best uncommon creature for multiplayer ever printed. I'm also gonna go out on a 2nd limb and nickname this guy "Bob Ross." Because he is an Artisan, get it?!?

1 comment:

  1. He's definitely a 4th quarter final pass rebound slice serve hookshot red card slam dunk homer, that's for sure me laddie! I'm not sure about best uncommon multiplayer creature...only because I'd have to do some serious comparisons, although he's easily top 5. However, I'm totally behind you on the Bob Ross nickname. Nudge nudge wink wink, say no more, say no more. It is thoroughly ridiculous as an uncommon creature though. Tops!