Gatecrash Preview: Master Biomancer


This card is just insane!

Where to begin with today’s card? It’s perhaps my favorite Gatecrash card for both casual and competitive play. You can easily splash him in an elf deck by adding green/blue ‘dual’ lands. He will grow your elves to insane levels because he will probably already be boosted by cards like Elvish Champion or Elvish Archdruid. The wizard half can help bolster any Wizard tribal deck, but those are few and far in between.

He also turns all your future creatures into mutants, but unless the X-Men ever sign a deal with Wizards of the Coast … Being a mythic, he already sports a reasonably high price tag (10$+) but it is probably not going down any time soon. In a Bant tokens deck he can be huge, not to mention making your turn 5 Thragtusk a 7/5 ! Think about some good constructed play creatures and imagine how much better they would be with +2/+2 to their stats. Restoration Angel as a 5/6 flash creature? Uh…

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Nice fake stats! but you get the point

I would probably easily trade a Gatecrash dual to get one of these. I’m that confident. The disadvantage of ‘lords’ such as this is that yor creatures only get the boost while in play, but with this guy they come into play boosted with counters independant of Master Biomancer. He is also pretty well-sized for his cost and is Searing Spear and Ultimate Price -proof. Another detail you will notice is that he’s not a legendary creature. To top it off, spamming him is not a bad idea, as the effects stack. So, let’s examine:

You cast one with one already in play > Your second copy comes in as a 4/6 creature

You play any creature afterwards, it hits the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters then 4 more +1/+1 counters. So basically all your creatures enter the battlefield as +6/+6.

What do you say about that Restoration Angel ?

resto 910

” I want to use my effect on the first Biomancer so that everything comes into play with ten +1/+1 counters”

Sure, why not? I mean, Master Biomancer just makes everything better. That’s the bottom line.

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