funny, i was also going to comment on the art (which had already been revealed).
without quinton hoover around, we don't have enough art nouveau : )
it's a pitty that this art was waisted on such a humdrum card. even for limited, this really needed to be a little cheaper to be worthwhile (prehaps a 1 equip cost). at 1 mana and equip it'd maybe make metalcraft a touch too easy, but it IS an uncommon... oh well. hopefully it gets printed as a playmat.
Started playing since Invasion, stopped at Scourge. Returned briefly during BoK's introduction of ninjas. Finally back into magic during Shadowmoor/Eventide.
Currently Running Bant Control and a homebrew Blightning Echoes for Type 2.
This card is really bad right? It enables Metalcraft nicely, but is there any other reason that this is worth 4 mana and 1 slot in the deck?
Apart from random dork fights, I see this as a more applicable Liquimetal Coating (although as an argument if you draft enough artifact removal the Coating is way better) for the Metalcraft draft deck.
This card's flavor is incredible. It shows the power of U ingenuity put to use in a united front against a common enemy. The answer to the problem of corruption, is an injection of Quicksilver. The art, is a set of blueprints being used for the production of these weapons, clearly shows the injection system. This is a symbiotic relationship of arcane magic, technical knowledge, and human soldiers.
The art, in addition to being a prefect representation of the flavor text, is amazing and I want a foil.
And to top it off, the card sucks. . Can't win 'em all I guess.
I pray to open one that's misprinted so that the art is present on the card, but some other card's relevant information is on the card, similar to Revised Serendib Efreet. Barring that unlikely scenario, I might draft this, but it's rather dissapointing.