Card Price Guide

MTG Fan Articles
Single Card Strategy 
Deck Tips & Strategies 
Tourney Reports 
Peasant Magic 
Featured Articles

Featured Writers
The Dragon's Den
Rumblings From The Ass
The Heretic's Sermon
Through The Portal

Deck Garage
Aaron's School

Message Board 
Magic League

Contact Us

Pojo's Book Reviews



Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day


1BB, Summon Atog 1/2, Weatherlight Uncommon
Remove the top creature card in your graveyard from the game: +2/+2 until end of turn

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.56
Limited: 3.17
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2001

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Here I was saying that Chronotog was the best, but Necratog had his time back in the day as well.  I won't give Necratog any really high marks, but he is better than average as far as I can say.  However, in limited, I might possibly take this guy.  

Constructed: 2.4
Limited: 2.4


A staple of Mi/Vi/Wl in the multiple graveyard decks, this guy was quite a beast. In Limited you're always going to find dead creatures in your graveyard usually. He's one of the better Togs. 

Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 3.5


Limited **
Constructed **

While better than the original 'tog, Necratog still is a poor card.  The double black requirement limits it's uses and the special ability is nearly worthless in the early game.


Necratog was the first great archetype to appear out of Mirage Block. The ability to get a lot of creatures into the grave fast, then eat them up for huge damage was incredible. it was also the first Atog to eat something that most players already thought of as mostly worthless, thus not minding it at all. Used in combination with several vicious cards like Song of Blood, the 'tog would waste little time in becoming a big threat.

In Type 2, it showed a little muscle, but was alive in a Sligh heavy environment back then, and did not completely show what ic could do. In today's Extended environment, that card is basically forgotten. The graveyard is a much greater resource than it used to be, and feweer players are finding a place for the Necratog.

In limited, it's great. Since creatures die left and right, this guy can easily come in with a kill blow if left alone. he's great, and a veryearly pick.

New Constructed: n/a
Old Constructed: 3.0
Constructed Potential: 4.0
Overall Constructed: 3.5

Limited: 4.5


Necratog is a pretty decent creature in Limited. It can easily finish a game with all of the creatures that die in limited games. Although your opponent could block it, he's probably going to lose one of his creatures (at least) in the process. 

In Constructed it's not as good since many decks that have enough creatures to make him really good (Reanimator, etc.) need those creatures to make the deck run, taking away its synergy. It's still probably one of the best Atogs around.

Limited: ***^ (3 1/2 Stars)     Constructed: ** (2 Stars)

John B

Using cards in your graveyard as fat is easy to swallow. Unfortunately, there's rarely enough creatures in your graveyard for this guy to make a difference. Rating - 2


No Review yet.







Copyright 2001 Pojo.com

Magic the Gathering is a Registered Trademark of Wizards of the Coast.
This site is not affiliated with Wizards of the Coast and is not an Official Site.