x If you're looking for a specific comment, check the other printings as well.
Player Rating:
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0
Community Rating: 2.432 / 5  (44 votes)
The player rating is the overall rating for the card taking into account all player rating votes.

 
Popular Comments
Hide Comments
Only show me comments rated:
 stars.
 >
Sadly, the Ravnica block doesn't have any permanent card with the "change color" effect (like Tidal Visionary or Blind Seer). Card likes Quickchange and Nightcreep are non-permanent...

So if you want to play some tricky combo around color matters, like - only for exemple - Might of the Nephilim, Psychotic Fury, Teysa, Orzhov Scion, Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Seal of Doom (against a mono black deck), Pentarch Ward, Enemy of the Guildpact, or if you want to give you more possibilies for your "Radiance matters" like Wojek Embermage, Govern the Guildless, with his Forecast effect, is the only reusable card to alter colors in this block... Sadly, you can't play it as a instant speed... but for his unique purpose in the block (... (see all)
Posted By: nimzo (6/9/2011 1:27:02 PM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


Permanent control is nice, but the mana cost is a bit steep.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (12/11/2011 7:37:55 PM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


This card is abysmal in its own block, but if the creature in question is already mono-coloured, its not a "more expensive mind control", its a longer-lasting "ray of command". If you cast the spell once, its yours forever, not just until your opponent whips out some enchantment removal.
Posted By: Ogrillion (4/12/2010 7:50:26 AM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


good flavor for the good ol world of ravnica.
I think everyones made decent points about it. It comes down to play style. Maybe you run saphire medalions or other cost reducers to use this. Wasn't the grand arbitur in the same set? There you have it! Same cost as mind control. But in such a multicolored world we now find ourselfs in as magic players... perhaps that restriction is a bit much.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (5/31/2010 7:57:19 PM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


Ink-Treader Nephilim use the Forecast to make it a monocolor. Then target it with this spell. Congrats, you now have control of every monocolor creature on the battlefield.

The Forecast ability is good on its own when you need to make use of the color change.
Posted By: Singe (7/17/2012 8:34:47 PM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


Though it's nice to be able to change colors everyturn, this card's mind control effect is way to expensive to be playable.
Posted By: Fordin (11/8/2009 7:55:27 AM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


The effect is nice when combined with Forecast but it's too expensive to cast.
Posted By: Plantboy81 (10/29/2009 2:50:55 AM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


this card is awful. mind control is 5 cmc and gets any creature. Why does this cost more AND have a restriction? it should be the other way around. This should be no more than 4 cmc with its forecast ability of 2.


This card is abysmal in its own block, but if the creature in question is already mono-coloured, its not a "more expensive mind control", its a longer-lasting "ray of command". If you cast the spell once, its yours forever, not just until your opponent whips out some enchantment removal.

Spending 1 less mana + no color restriction beats out not having to worry about getting hit by a naturalize, which are sideboard cards and you can see it coming a mile away.
Posted By: mdakw576 (12/4/2010 4:21:02 AM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


Don't dismiss this card so quickly; in Casual u/r Instants and Sorceries, its good. My deck runs a small army of Charmbreaker Devils to bring it back repeatedly and a small army of Goblin Electromancers to reduce the cost. Unlike Mind Control, it can be duplicated by Reverberate effects, or made Instant-speed by Hypersonic Dragon!
And if you get enough mana, you could cast Radiate on this for ultimate board takeover!
Posted By: Innistrader (11/9/2013 12:07:29 PM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0

 


A pretty disappointing rare tbh, even back then (I imagine).
Posted By: Petertracy (2/26/2014 6:35:24 AM)
Rating: 
0.51.01.52.02.53.03.54.04.55.0