Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Magus of the Candelabr

“Magus of the Candelabra” is a 1/2 green human wizard printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Time Spiral.” It is one of the five magus cards printed in Time Spiral. It is one of the fifteen magus cards printed in the entire Time Spiral block which comprises of: Time Spiral, “Planar Chaos,” and “Future Sight.” So far, Magus of the Candelabra is a good card to have for mana acceleration.

The converted mana cost for Magus of the Candelabra is one. You only need one green mana to play Magus of the Candelabra from your hand onto the battlefield. For what Magus of the Candelabra can do, the one green mana is well worth it. This is the creature version of this rare artifact from “Antiquities” called “Candelabra of Tawnos.”

What does Magus of the Candelabra do in the first place?  You pay X mana and tap Magus of the Candelabra. Doing so allows you to untap X lands. If you have three lands tapped, you pay three mana for X and tap the Magus of the Candelabra. Doing so lets you untap three lands. This ability is crucial for mana acceleration and mana fixing.

Luckily, mana floats. Say that you have a spell that costs six mana and you have three lands, you can tap those for three mana. The three mana floats. If you have the extra mana, you can use it to tap Magus of the Candelabra, and untap those three lands. In this respect, you can tap those three lands again. That gives you the necessary six mana to pay that six mana spell cost. In this respect, this gives you good mana fixing. Be sure to spend colorless mana on X. You do not want to waste color mana which can be used to play a spells that require certain colors.

This also plays a crucial role in mana fixing. Unfortunately, most nonbasic lands such as the dual-lands and tri-lands come into the play tapped. You cannot use them immediately the turn you bring them onto the battlefield. You would have to wait the next turn. Say that you have a card such as “Breeding Pool” on the battlefield and decide not to pay the two points of life, you can pay one colorless mana for X, tap Magus of the Candelabra, and untap the Breeding Pool. If you have means to bring out multiple lands onto the battlefield but they are tapped, Magus of the Candelabra comes in really handy. If you are in need of mana acceleration or mana fixing, this is a card you should consider having in your deck. The only drawback is that it can get killed by damage in general.