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By itself, it's not that great. Playing it in a Merfolk/Counterspell deck with lullmage mentor makes it better though
Posted By: mflanaga (3/30/2010 10:06:56 AM)


I think it's perfect for what it does. It gives free chump blockers that remain on the field regardless of whatever happens to it, and yeah- exactly. You're playing blue- bouncing this guy on your own should be no hard feat. He's a big hitter regardless of what they have and with the extra creatures and the ability to save him from removal (for free) is just fantastic. a very solid 3/5, exactly where he should be.
Posted By: caldur06 (2/12/2011 12:01:56 PM)


@ Tynansdtm: Of course it is. But Deceiver Exarch and Pestermite are both better than this cutie-pie.
Posted By: magicpablo666 (8/21/2012 6:48:49 PM)



It works like this:
* Tap first benthicore to splinter twin, get new benthicore with haste and 2 merfolk
* Tap new merfolk to untap first benthicore
* Repeat a billion times
* Swing with a billion and one benthicore tokens
Posted By: Radiant_Phoenix (9/10/2013 2:25:36 AM)


not at all bad you have 3 relevant tribes all included on one card
Posted By: nope.avi (10/11/2011 6:31:36 PM)


Now you can put Splinter Twin on it for infinite tokens AND Benthicores. What fun. Still not great, but fun.
Posted By: EternalLurker (4/16/2010 9:48:51 AM)


Actually I like that it technically gives vigilance for tapping two creatures that with the merfolk enchant are just going to get untapped anyways. Although for 7 I kind of expected something more amazing, like it has shroud, and tap 2 creatures and anything you have is unblockable, for example.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (12/16/2009 4:04:42 AM)


I put this guy in my merfolk EDH deck, along with Venser, the Sojourner. Gives me something to bounce, and I get more merfolk out of it every turn. Very handy.

In non-EDH decks, I can't see the point in running this guy, even in casual. He's just too expensive, and doesn't do a whole lot.
Posted By: endersblade (6/2/2011 3:14:53 PM)


You Momentary Blink this thing one time and you have 9 power and toughness spread out over five creatures for 9 mana. You know how freaking efficient that is!?
Posted By: sincleanser (8/25/2011 12:47:46 PM)


Another card in a long line of over-priced, under-sized blue monsters. The merfolk are nice to have, but the shroud seems pointless. Flying? Island walk? Self-bounce? Almost anything other "blue" ability would have been fine.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (1/17/2009 8:49:42 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!