JOU Spoiler Spotlight: Brain Maggot

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Everyone loves a good Mesmeric Fiend, right?

Definitely a powerful card back when it was printed, it's an effect we haven't seen in quite some time. Until now, that is.

When they have to use a removal spell on your 1/1, you know you're winning.
When they have to use a removal spell on your 1/1, you know you're winning.

So that art is sweet, right?

Besides that, I expect that this will see some play. Not a ton, since Sin Collector kind of fills the role even better right, but more effects that take the best card out of your (usually Control) opponent's hand are always good. If you take their Supreme Verdict with this, they're going to have to do something they usually won't want to in order to get it back. This allows your guys to continue to beat in while they have to deal with a 1/1 just to get their Wrath back.

Like I said, it's a role that Sin Collector excels in right now, but I think Maggot will have a place before it rotates.

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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