Card of the Day - February, 2003

Posted in Feature on February 3, 2003

By Wizards of the Coast

Card of the Day - Friday, February 28, 2003

Ghosthelm Courier

Onslaught uncommon.
The five Onslaught Couriers are named after the magical items they are shown carrying in the artwork.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 27, 2003

Goblin Goon

Legions rare.
In early development, the Goon was 8/8. That didn't last very long.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Symbiotic Elf

Onslaught common.
All the Symbiotic creatures in Onslaught have centipede-like "insects" in their art.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Hobble

Planeshift common.
The "creature" casting the spell in the art of Hobble is Lord Windgrace, one of the Planeswalkers featured in the Invasion block storyline.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 24, 2003

Nantuko Husk

Onslaught common.
The Husk is an exact reprint of Urza's Saga's Phyrexian Ghoul, except the Husk has "Insect" as an additional creature type.

Card of the Day - Friday, February 21, 2003

Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero

Nemesis rare.
Mercadian Masques, three years ago, was the last block to have card banned in the Block Constructed Format-Lin Sivvi and Rishadan Port.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 20, 2003

Mox Emerald

Alpha rare.
"Mox" is not a real word, but Richard Garfield derived it from "moxie," which means "energy, courage, or determination."

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Frantic Search

Urza's Legacy common.
Tolarian Academy is restricted in Type 1, but it still casts a long enough shadow that cards that combo well with it, such as Frantic Search, are also restricted.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Jerrard of the Closed Fist

Legends uncommon.
At one point years ago, all cards with the creature type Legend were restricted, even vanilla behemoths like Jerrard.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 17, 2003

Contract from Below

Alpha rare.
Ancestral Recall? Balance? Pathetic! Contract is our pick for the most powerful card ever… and it's banned in all sanctioned formats because of its ante mechanic.

Card of the Day - Friday, February 14, 2003

Envelop

Judgment common.
Although it doesn't come across well on the card, the art for Envelop depicts a Fireball encased in a shield of energy.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 13, 2003

Derelor

Fallen Empires uncommon.
One of the better cards to come out of Fallen Empires, Derelor was the grandfather of the Invasion "Leech" cycle.

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Lowland Tracker

Legions common.
Provoke creatures "hook" other creatures and force them to block. You can see hooks in the art of most provoke creatures.

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 11, 2003

Enslaved Scout

Alliances common.
No one ever mistook the Seventh Edition card Goblin Spelunkers for a powerhouse. Well, take a look at its predecessor. Ugh.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 10, 2003

Stangg

Legends rare.
Because the creature type of tokens matches their names and vice-versa, the type of the token created by Stangg is "Stangg-Twin Legend." Feel free to make your Mistform Wall into a Stangg-Twin!

Card of the Day - Friday, February 07, 2003

Brainwash

The Dark common.
Brainwash was one of the first white "taxing" cards, back before R&D even decided that taxing should be a primarily white mechanic.

Card of the Day - Thursday, February 06, 2003

Wall of Hope

Legions common.
Unlike its Stronghold predecessor, Wall of Essence, Wall of Hope gives you life from all damage dealt to it, not just combat damage. A great combo with Earthquake!

Card of the Day - Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Spectral Lynx

Apocalypse rare.
Up until the very last days of development, this card was a four-mana 2/2 named "Spirit Lynx."

Card of the Day - Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Bandage

Stronghold common.
When Stronghold was released, rules dictated that you could not play Bandage if damage was not being dealt at the time you played it. Under current rules, it can be played any time you can play an instant, making it much better.

Card of the Day - Monday, February 03, 2003

Island Sanctuary

Alpha rare.
Island Sanctuary is the only card with a basic land type in its name that is a different color than the mana that land would produce.

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