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Definitely a good Limited game ender, but in Constructed play, with the removal of damage from the stack, Morphling variants just aren't good anymore.
Posted By: Nagoragama (4/23/2013 5:03:12 PM)
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Theoretically, with infinite mana, could one pump him up as large as they wanted by using the -1/+1 thing enough for it to survive more than 4 +1/-1s because (as far as I know) a creature can't have a negative power?
Posted By: Gameguy602 (2/14/2014 11:14:54 PM)
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Aetherling is a really good card for standard. Negatives are that it is a 6 mana cost with low stats. Its abilities make up for its stats but its cost is still a lot. It is like a thornling with better abilities, but thornling was better in my opinion because it was 5 mana cost. The exile ability is perfect for saving Aetherling, unblockable is amazing, and the stats buffs are cool. Still not for sure if I would run it since you would need 7 mana to play him and then still have 1 to protect him. 4/5.
Posted By: pandawolf56 (4/23/2013 5:04:59 PM)
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Don't forget skinshifter (which is incidentally a better card than all of the 'lings anyway)
Posted By: RAV0004 (4/24/2013 12:48:54 AM)
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Haha...it's funny to see how people are hypocrites. You go to a comments session of a good powerful aggro oriented creature and blue fans all go like "aaawww such a dumb card, mimimi, wizards don't know shit, they don't make you think anymore, mimimi". Now that they got a straight powerful creature to use as a good finisher in their decks, they all go like "Such a good card...oh, it's fantastic...It's nearly impossible to deal with it, that must be a good thing, right?...". Come on, we'll have to deal with Aetherling being a pain in the a**. If you could do the same and stop whining about Hexproof and undercosted beatsticks, that'd be great...
Posted By: DreamTheaterMTG (11/9/2013 1:45:52 PM)
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Looks like a limited all-star, and for sure going into some of my casual decks. Having said that though, i can guarantee you that this will see next to no play in standard. I don''t see any control deck running this, sorry Wizards
Posted By: flavioal28 (4/23/2013 7:54:52 PM)
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He's ok. I really want them to make a Black Torchling though. :)

Clones and Morphlings are cool. We need to have more of these creatures proliferated throughout the rarities of Blue, and fewer creatures like Invisible Stalker. I feel that creature is a particularly glaring example of a card that would be Better-in-a-Design and Development-way with Shroud over Hexproof.

Imagine simply if he couldn't equip anything. Or better! If he lost his 'proof' or 'shroud' when he became equipped! He's a really decent card concept for Flavor that is restrained from being great because R&D doesn't want Shroud and Troll-Shroud to coexist. (@Hexproof-Haters: we've had the mechanic around since before the Modern Era, so it's not that Hexproof is bad- it's just being used wrongly.)

Dear R&D: Shroud, Troll-Shroud, and conditional variations of them both need to coexist. You can't just say "Hexproof or nothing". autoc... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (4/28/2013 4:05:50 PM)
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it makes me slightly annoyed how Wizards is so desperate to cash in on nostalgia in places where it's completely inappropriate
Posted By: Purple_Shrimp (5/28/2013 12:34:04 AM)
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Best finisher I could've asked for in my Dimir Mill Deck!

-Swag_Crow
Posted By: Swag_Crow (2/15/2014 2:24:12 PM)
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Should read

Can't be blocked.

Whenever it is target by a spell or ability an opponent controls, exile it. return it to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.

Whenever aetherling attacks, it becomes an 8/1

Whenever aetherling blocks, it becomes a 0/8
Posted By: Bongodwarfcleric (3/26/2014 11:11:14 AM)
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