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Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
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@leomistico I have to disagree with you there. Personally, i was very excited when I found out Bolas was spying on the Phyrexians. Then again, that may just be born from my hatred of Phyrexia for messin up Mirrodin.
Posted By: RacoonJones (5/28/2011 10:30:33 PM)
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can he target artifact creatures with his -1 ability?
Posted By: xxxxxxCronoxxxxxx (6/10/2011 9:05:16 AM)
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OK- so here's my review for Tezzeret, outside the context of combo and block-specific synergy:

Anyone who rates Planeswalkers by reading their casting cost and their ultimate and then stopping is being a little short-sighted. I can already tell you that Sorin's best ability is his middle one. Most planeswalker's best stuff is in the middle, in fact. Ultimates are great for finishing the game, but it's not until you see someone minus 3 one Planeswalker, plus 2 another one, and plus 2 a third that you realize how great these 'free' utility spells are.

Tezzeret's +1 ability IS useful outside the context of an artifact deck. You can still decide that you just want dig really deep for that one single artifact in your deck to kill someone with, like Wurmcoil Engine.

Tezzeret's -2 ability is gold because of it's dumbly good positive interaction with Inkmoth Nexus. Throw those two in a deck with no other artifacts, and you have an Infect Win Con as an alt game plan.

Tezz's Ultimate looks a... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/20/2012 4:05:19 PM)
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@Whitey_Windragon: Not just Darksteel Relic works as a big indestructible beat-'em-up creature with Tezzy: Darksteel Axe, Darksteel Myr, Darksteel Plate....this sounds like a wacky deck idea...

Also Vault Skirge can be a nifty beater and you can turn a Phyrexian Metamorph into a 5/5 once its done some other job.
Posted By: Splizer (8/21/2011 10:04:41 AM)
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+1, Pass.
-4, Good game.
Posted By: ZestuXIII (11/7/2012 4:50:04 PM)
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While trying to find a use for Sarkan the Mad, I made a terrible discovery:

TEZZERET, ANGENT OF BOLAS AND SARKAN THE MAD HAVE THE SAME ABILITIES!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: angelheartvial (3/6/2011 1:35:26 AM)
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Turn your Memnites and Ornithopters into sizeable creatures. Turn your opponent's artifacts into creatures for your removal spells. Obliterate them with Tezzeret's ultimate using Proliferate or simply the first ability (while also protecting him for one turn, of course).
His first ability is somewhat of a double-edged sword - you can dive fairly deep into your deck and pinch an artifact card of your choice, but you may end up having to place powerful creatures or spells on the bottom your library, which may be too big of a drawback.

Regardless - he's very balanced, yet flavorful and useful, but unlike certain other Planeswalkers, he's really meant to be played just to be removed shortly after (like Sarkhan the Mad or possibly Elspeth Tirel). Might not see too much play in certain formats, but for many black/blue artifact decks, he'll be a staple.
Posted By: Rhayve (1/31/2011 12:47:11 PM)
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so i can turn darksteel axe into 5/5 indestructible artifact creature - equipment, that can still equip` or even be equipped?
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (2/27/2011 4:58:39 AM)
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@SunshineTheBlond: add Prismatic Omen and it will result:

Snow Artifact Creature Enchantment Land Planeswalker - Forest Plains Island Swamp Mountain Tezzeret

Sadly Leyline of Singularity doesn't work, since it's a Land...

However I'm quite annoyed about Nicol Bolas... He is in every storyline since Alara and it was in Time Spiral too (even I think only as a card...). This block should have been the rebirth of Phyrexia, the best villain in Magic (and the most rappresentative), so why put Bolas too? I think they are stressing too much this character and I don't even see a reason. They should leave Bolas at home and let Phyrexia spread its desease everywhere! Ok, maybe not so much, but I think that Phyrexia is such a great villain that Magic doesn't need a second one... I only hope that Bolas will be infected by the Phyrexian oil...

Back to the card, I just love the +1 Impulse-style ability... The second and third ability ... (see all)
Posted By: leomistico (4/26/2011 5:54:02 AM)
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I CANNOT BELIEVE I GOT THIS AND Consecrated Sphinx IN THE SAME BOOSTER PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D
Posted By: Ricster24 (6/3/2011 3:16:02 PM)
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+1, Pass.
-4, Good game.
Posted By: ZestuXIII (11/7/2012 4:50:04 PM)
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I know the official ruling is that when the artifact "becomes" a 5/5 artifact creature it maintains abilities such as Indestructible and Infect, but I disagree with this because on the card it simply says "target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature" and nothing else. I think this should be a replacement in every sense and the artifact should be nothing more than what it says; a 5/5 artifact creature. I guess it keeps its abilities and types and subtypes and so on because it doesn't say that it loses them. I wish they'd be more specific about this in the future and I'm glad this card isn't in standard anymore.
Posted By: Gibbons (10/30/2012 11:47:44 AM)
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SunshineTheBlond, C5r1a5z0y, MithosFall: So what ISN'T Tezzeret after all that? Basic, Tribal, Aura, World, Equipment, Fortification? And of course, Instant and Sorcery.

And Phenomenon/Plane/Scheme/Vanguard, which kinda don't count. Huh.
Posted By: WhiteWizard42 (8/22/2012 10:10:47 PM)
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So what does the Sol Ring turn into when it becomes 5/5?
Posted By: Okuu-chan (8/4/2012 2:35:22 AM)
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Another Planeswalker who serves the Multiverse's future ruler, Lord Bolas.
Posted By: TheWallinator74 (7/2/2012 2:07:25 PM)
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Mycosynth Lattice!
Posted By: MindAblaze (6/23/2012 9:49:56 AM)
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BlueBlack has always been the most interesting color combination to me, so I'm a little disappointed that the only representative planeswalker deals exclusively with artifacts. Here's what I'm waiting for:

Deathwetter, The Best Planeswalker
3BlueBlack
4 Loyalty
+1: Target creature is unblockable this turn.
-2: Target creature becomes a copy of another target creature until end of turn.
-6: Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Until end of turn. you may cast each nonland card in that player's hand without paying its casting cost.
Posted By: MisterAction (6/16/2012 3:12:52 PM)
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This is completely insane with Mishra, Artificer Prodigy.
Posted By: gatorjunkie (5/10/2012 4:05:49 PM)
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OK- so here's my review for Tezzeret, outside the context of combo and block-specific synergy:

Anyone who rates Planeswalkers by reading their casting cost and their ultimate and then stopping is being a little short-sighted. I can already tell you that Sorin's best ability is his middle one. Most planeswalker's best stuff is in the middle, in fact. Ultimates are great for finishing the game, but it's not until you see someone minus 3 one Planeswalker, plus 2 another one, and plus 2 a third that you realize how great these 'free' utility spells are.

Tezzeret's +1 ability IS useful outside the context of an artifact deck. You can still decide that you just want dig really deep for that one single artifact in your deck to kill someone with, like Wurmcoil Engine.

Tezzeret's -2 ability is gold because of it's dumbly good positive interaction with Inkmoth Nexus. Throw those two in a deck with no other artifacts, and you have an Infect Win Con as an alt game plan.

Tezz's Ultimate looks a... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/20/2012 4:05:19 PM)
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I don't believe I've seen Blinkmoth Urn mentioned.

Also things like Pentavis, Thopter Assembally, Triskellion, and such with lots of Proliferate such as Tezzeret's Gambit and Steady Progress. For extra mileage (and because they splashed white w/ Tezzy on duels of the planeswalkers 2012) you could throw in Shrine of Loyal Legions. Just a thought.
Posted By: alphagprime (3/16/2012 11:49:14 AM)
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