Sydri, Galvanic Genius is a new build-around-me mythic rare legendary "Magic: The Gathering" creature card spoiled today Oct. 16, 2013 in an article by Nik Davidson on DailyMTG.com. Featured in Wizards of the Coast's upcoming "Eternal Bargain" Esper "Commander (2013 Edition)" deck alongside Oloro, Agelss Ascetic, Sydri, Galvanic Genius can animate your artifacts into creatures and/or give your artifact creatures deathtouch and lifelink.
Sydri, Galvanic Genius - WUB
Legendary Creature - Human Artificer (Mythic Rare)
U: Target noncreature artifact becomes an artifact creature with power and toughness each equal to its converted mana cost until end of turn.
WB: Target artifact creature gains deathouch and lifelink until end of turn.
Almost every commander deck runs mana acceleration with artifacts like Sol Ring along with other artifact cards that boast interesting abilities. Being able to take down your opponent's huge threat with your innocent Glaring Spotlight or Strionic Resonator will make them think twice before attacking you, at least as long as you have the mana open to activate both abilities.
Sydri, Galvanic Genius breathes new life into Ring of Wishes after it has run out of counters, and makes the swiss army knife that's Trading Post even more versatile than it was before. One amusing trick is to exile your animated creature with Helvault if it's about to die so you can get it back when Helvault hits your graveyard by chump blocking with it (don't forget to give it deathtouch and lifelink).
Obviously, the bigger the artifact you have in play the bigger a threat Sydri, Galvanic Genius can make. Over the course of a long game the life gain you'll acquire may have a significant impact and keep you alive long enough to deal with your adversaries.
How will you use Sydri, Galvanic Genius?
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