At first, I thought this creature might not be
worth the effort in Ravnica limited, but I have
learned since that this is a very useful card.
In limited, you need this guy. You might want to
mill your opponent, you might want to improve
the quality of your next draw by using this card
on yourself, you might even just want to block a
1/1 from time to time. In constructed, this card
seems a little weak, but I wouldn't be surprised
if he was important in Ravnica block constructed
I swear, when I first looked at this card, I
felt like I was seeing one too many mana
symbols. Two mana for a 1/2 is usually subpar
unless it contains a useful ability. A-ha!
Lurking Informant has a useful ability, right?
All you have to do is turn him sideways...AND
PAY TWO MANA? WHY? The ability is so amazing
that it warrants a two mana cost, especially
since Millstone could accomplish almost double
the same effect for the same cost. Yes, I
realize that sometimes you might want to leave
that top card there, but usually only if it is
going to be a land. If Lurking Informant's
activated ability had cost one colorless mana, I
might have given him more consideration. As is,
keep him away from any serious decks.
In limited, mill strategies tend to be a bit
more effective since you are playing with twenty
fewer cards than you normally would be. Lurking
Informant also helps hunt for those one or two
bomb cards that your opponent might have pulled.
I think he is worth consideration in Limited,
but hardly a first pick.
irritating to play against. For only 2
mana, it will often draw a destruction
spell out of your opponent's hand, which
is one less for them to play against
your better creatures. In limited, this
is the card your opponent does NOT want
to see you play if their mana draw is
bad, either screwed or flooded. In those
cases, you can use Informant to further
hurt their draw, setting them way back
as you continue to set up your side of
the board. A nice combo with
Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5
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