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Unfortunately, this is highly unlikely to actually get through for damage. It's way too easy to trade with and has no evasion, and giving it evasion is just not worth it.

...as much as I hate giving up my 5-star rating, something just occurred to me: The damage to a player effect does NOT depend on Izzet Keyrune animating itself. If, for instance, Karn, Silver Golem or March of the Machines turned it into a creature, it would still give you the effect. This makes it an excellent choice of mana artifact in such decks.
Posted By: LordRandomness (10/1/2012 7:50:08 PM)


A 2/1 will get blocked by anything, this one doubly because they both want to stop the looting effect and to kill your mana rock. I realize that repeatable card drawing/filtering is quite strong, but since the others are all reasonably strong while not being overly so, it really feels like they could have either given this guy evasion, a bigger butt, or an Ophidian effect instead of the loot to bring it closer to par without unbalancing the cycle.

All that aside, it's still a reasonably-costed mana rock for its colors, and the ability to make your utility spells attack or block when you need them to is always going to be a useful function. I do like this guy, he just feels underwhelming when compared to the others.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (10/1/2012 10:15:11 PM)


Not a Signet, but is still somewhat useful.
Posted By: Jake1991 (9/25/2012 7:54:42 PM)


Get's Hypersonic Dragon and Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius out a turn early which is fine by me.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/26/2012 1:13:40 AM)


Much like the old Totem cycle from Time Spiral, an interesting card, but ultimately, not worth the cost to maintain. Could be useful though, and if you're running Izzet, it'll do all you need it to, and more.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/28/2012 3:18:47 PM)


This cycle is the closest UR will get to the manland cycle the allied colors in Worldwake got.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (10/2/2012 12:27:31 AM)


Shouldn't this card have a Dragon head instead of an Elemental head?
Everything else in the guild (The guild's name, the guilds symbol, the guilds inventions and the guilds titles) are all crafted in the image of Niv-Mizzet...
...but this is done in the shape of a random elemental?
Posted By: Hiinst1 (11/17/2012 2:11:43 PM)


If it turns into a creature to block a creature more powerful than it, say a 4/4, would the Keyrune be destroyed?
Posted By: Vyandor (10/14/2012 8:12:21 PM)


A very useful keyrune that pros like me will be making good use of for card advantage.
Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/26/2012 10:50:00 PM)


Since when did rules text become flavor text?
Posted By: Glech (9/29/2012 11:27:39 PM)