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Nice art.
Posted By: ManInTheMirror (8/3/2009 3:49:31 PM)


Does he need to have abilities to be a wizard? Maybe the fact that he's a 1/3 and not a 1/1 is a reflection of his magical ability. Spells to increase his defensive combat power and whatnot.

Or are you asking why a guy that's just looking lazily out over the water is gifted with magic? Well, they borrowed him from Mirrodin, where pretty much all the Neurok (the race of blue-aligned humans, like this guy) are tripped out on mind-expanding serum, leading a lot of them to pursue smarty-pants careers like wizard, alchemist, and engineer. In fact, just by virtue of being a Neurok, he probably knows a few spells.

This was, of course, before Wizards decided that references to past sets were bad and confusing, and fixed up our core sets proper. And, of course, before the core sets were fixed by removing all those offensive non-magical animals and references to reality. And all those confusing creatures with plural names. It was also before they said "to Hell with it", and pr... (see all)
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (3/28/2011 2:52:44 PM)


@BuffJitte : A wizard you turn into a donkey, obviously!

Posted By: dolphinmaster117 (3/19/2011 9:11:02 PM)


Oh, he knows how to cast spells. They just all happen to be completely useless.
Posted By: blindthrall (7/7/2011 7:47:32 PM)


Vanilla, why design vanilla cards? It must be for when they run out of ideas close to a deadline, and hey, vanillas are okay in draft. But why make a vanilla, who is a wizard? Isn't the whole point of wizards that they at least know one spell or magical ability? Very strange. Having 3 toughness does NOT qualify as wizardry in my book.
Posted By: Sironos (4/12/2011 1:04:09 PM)


what makes him a wizard exactly?
Posted By: Forgeling (8/24/2009 7:13:13 PM)


The Lumengrid Part Makes Him A Wizard You Donkey
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (3/12/2011 6:15:08 PM)


cybernetic magic or what
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (3/24/2011 2:36:14 PM)


@MasterOfEtherium: What is a "Wizard You Donkey"?
Posted By: BuffJittePLZ (3/16/2011 10:54:39 AM)


This is one of those creatures people find paging through a box of your cards and ask, "why bother to keep this?" At which point you can answer by covering up everything but the art and flavor text (sadly the 9th edition has better flavor text, but not the nicer-looking black border).

This is the kind of simple yet interesting creature you populate a 'learning deck' for a brand new player with. Lots of flavor (in the artwork and in thinking about why a Wizard would have high toughness), but no mechanics to learn. Sure, an experienced Magic player has zero use for this card, but "simple creatures and spells with cool artwork and/or awesome flavor text" is how I got my partner and a few of my friends into Magic (they were intimidated by the complexity of finely tuned decks -- too much to learn all at once).

I'm glad Wizards prints vanilla cards like this with unusual characteristics. My partner actually asked about the "Wizard" denotation -- asking if Lumengrid Warden's high toughness ... (see all)
Posted By: Salient (8/19/2011 9:03:00 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!