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When a creature transforms, it is still the same permanent. So if you have controlled the Scholar since the beginning of your turn and transform him before combat, he can attack. The Scholar untaps if you discard a creature card.
If you transform him after combat, he'll probably transform back. However, if you attacked with the Civilized Scholar, then managed to untap him (or had vigilance) and transform him, he will not transform, because he knows that he attacked that turn.
Posted By: PeabodyET (11/3/2011 7:42:47 AM)


apparently, his research wasn't very good.
Posted By: luca_barelli (11/29/2011 5:03:08 PM)


You don't really have to attack with him... Activating and transforming him on your opponent's turn will give you a nice, flashy blocker who can trade with practically anything, and if you've done it once, your opponent will be wary of attacking whenever the scholar is untapped.
Posted By: Luke_BPC (1/8/2012 10:01:40 PM)


I hadn't seem the creature types Advisor or Mutant in a while. Funny that they put both in the same card.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (9/25/2011 4:55:43 PM)


Not quite Mr. Hyde.

The original Mr. Hyde certainly was a homicidal bastard, but he wasn't a brute. In the movies, on the other hand...
Posted By: Axelle (9/23/2011 8:17:15 PM)


Who put this utility creature on the back of my 5/1?
Posted By: chinkeeyong (9/24/2011 11:46:23 PM)


@sonorhC: I think Civilized Scholar gets to untap right before his transformation process, so you can definitely transform and attack with ***cidal Brute on your own turn.
Posted By: JiangWei23 (9/24/2011 9:25:59 PM)


Mr. Hyde.

'Nuff said.
Posted By: kanguilla (9/22/2011 8:14:47 PM)


Like Zombie Cutthroat this was a flavor and concept win, but a creature fail. If he's a 5/1 ready to swing on turn four (minus a card), then you've done the equivalent of casting accelerate on your dross crocodile but you're spared the mana cost in exchange for losing the cantrip.

(incidentally, I would TOTALLY play a 0 cmc accelerate minus the cantrip)

This creature is a lot of empty sound and fury. It's too bad. I would like for Jekyll and Hyde's homage to have been a more interesting and playable creature. Given its drawback, 5/3 trample would not have been unreasonable for this creature.
Posted By: Paleopaladin (9/26/2011 10:52:11 PM)


Give him regeneration and you have Hulk.
Posted By: Singe (9/25/2011 10:51:44 PM)