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A splashable mind control variant, with the additional benefit of some possible Donate-like shenanigans. Very interesting, I can certainly see this getting some use.

Zedruu would love to have an opponent own your creature, and unlike mind control, this card is not an enchantment, meaning you gain control permanently, excepting flicker and bounce of course. This means you can bounce/flicker your own creature to get it back as well.

Overall, what seems like a quirky card with a bad name could have some nice applications if you think for a minute or two about where you put it so that there is some synergy.

Also, i just noticed it says two target creatures. In some weird situation you could switch two opponents creatures to mess them up.
Posted By: jsttu (7/6/2012 4:37:56 AM)



New best way to get rid of your Abyssal Persecutor.

In fact, if you Switcheroo your Abyssal Persecutor to get a Platinum Angel, you automatically win at everything forever.
Posted By: Salient (7/17/2012 10:40:06 PM)


I love this card more than I should. I was always (and still am) a fan of Legerdemain, and while being worse, it DEFINITELY makes up for it by having a Freaking TURTLE on it.

Also, @TimmyForever: You are truly amazing. You predicted the outcome of your comment, and I give you applause. Hater.
Posted By: greenzero (7/7/2012 5:13:30 PM)


I'm not sure if anyone else has picked this up, but this card seems to be based on some original cards that Richard Garfield himself designed.

A few years ago he turned up to an event, armed with a deck of custom cards all based around exchanging the control of cards - drawing cards from an opponent's library, shuffling cards into your opponent's library, all sorts of crazy stuff. And, of course, one of them was called 'The Ol' Switcheroo' (although the effect for that particular one was different to this one printed).

If you're interested, the article can be found here: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/worlds08/garfield-v-forsythe

Trust Richard Garfield to find a still massively unexplored area of design space.
Posted By: SEOSEAH (8/19/2012 3:13:08 PM)



I believe that 'heart' is their minds switching. Look at their eyes.
Posted By: MasterOfBearLore (7/6/2012 2:53:41 AM)


At the prerelease, I used this card in a U/R Talrand/Krenko deck, and while Talrand, Krenko, and Firewing Phoenix were my key players, this buddy helped me out a lot when I was sitting with some drake tokens and talrand and my opponent had played Serra Angel.

I'll take your 4/4 Flying Vigilance and you can have my 2/2 flying drake token; I have plenty more where those came from anyway.
Posted By: TDLegion (7/8/2012 11:13:03 AM)


My pre-release Switcheroo moment: stealing an opponent's fatty and trading it with an Elvish Visionary. Then casting Unsummon to get my Elvish Visionary back, and then casting it again.
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (7/13/2012 3:49:00 PM)


I love it.

HIlarious in Zendruu, as other have mentioned. Funny when handing out creatures with terrible drawbacks... "Here, have a Demonic Hordes... with no black mana for the upkeep. Have fun with that!"

Funny in Commander just to swap other people's toys, too.
Posted By: Radagast (7/14/2012 9:10:47 AM)


Ahh, the ol' Magic Switcheroo.
Posted By: BlackFlameAshura (7/22/2012 5:56:20 PM)


I bet MaRo designed this card
Posted By: pedrodyl (7/5/2012 4:42:14 PM)


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