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Cephalid Snitch

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Constructed: 1.00 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 1.10 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed April 5, 2002

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Ahh the Snitch, is he the worst? I don't really think so. I'd have to say the worst is Cephalid Vandal. I'd add a 5th color before I played either of these cards most likely. Obviously a .5 in constructed and limited. Barely worth the paper its printed on.


There are worse cards than the Snitch. At least it's a creature. You could put a Psionic Gift on it. You could discard it to compulsion. You could do worse. If you do, you suck.
Cepahlid Rating: *slurp*
Limited Rating: 0
Constructed Rating: 0


This is fun. It's like a new game has been invented called "Am I the worst card in this set ?" There is no doubt that Snitch is a terrible, terrible card. Not the worst of all time but truly horrible. I have looked over the whole set and it is a strong set with few truly bad cards. Bad meaning virtually unplayable period. In that evaluation I think I have found that Blue was blessed with the 2 worst cards they are The Snitch and his buddy the Cephalid Vandal. The Cephalid Vandal just mills you death and so you effectively play 2 opponents. The Snitch can take pro-black away when sacked another useless ability. So to settle which was worse I asked the grand poobah of horrible cards, Robbie Howell of Cedar Hill, Texas, which was worse. He said Snitch because it has no potential for use at all and that a Vandal could be used in a 200+ card traumatize deck. So while it is worse in a pack to get Vandal because he is in the rare slot, Snitch is the worst card in the set.
0 in any format


Constructed: 1
Limited: 1

If you want to know why, try playing it.

Judge Bill
From the best cards in the set to what they list as the worst. However, I can think of others that are at least as bad.

Having said that though, this _is_ a bad card. People are trying to use this with Thran Lens to get rid of Iridescent Angels (via Terror and cards like that). Just throw another fat blocker out instead. The blocker will be colorless. A necessary effect in the black set, but a bad card.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 1.1

Doctor Mackerel

Cephalid Snitch

Let's see... there are a total of 10 creatures in Type II with protection from Black. That's out of 662. Highly unlikely that you'll get to use the ability, and even then it only lasts for one turn.

The bottom line is that if you're including Blue then you have better ways of removing pro Black guys, eg Bounce. It's just a 1/1 for 1U in constructed. In limited it's slightly better, because if your opponent finds a Mystic Enforcer and you're drafting Black you're pretty much screwed. 

Still dreadful though.

Constructed - 1
Limited - 1.5
aka Doctor Mackerel


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Limited: 1/2 Star

Constructed: 0 Stars

I really, really hate this card. A 1/1 for two mana could be good (Fireslinger wasn't bad), but not with a crappy ability like this. Who's worried about dropping pro: black from a creature when you, playing blue, should be able to bounce, counter, or out-race their creature. If you come up against someone using these, you've probably got yourself a bye.

Andrew Chapman

Cephalid Snitch. I'm not sure why they consider this the WORST card in the set. It is far from being good, but let's face it.... A 1/1 with a special ability for 2 mana is quite common. Unfortunately for the snitch, its ability just isn't all that helpful. Still, there has to be worse cards than this.

Constructed: 1.5

Limited: 2 (currently there are more cards revolving around black, so I give it the benefit of the doubt)

John B

A 1/1 for 2 with a marginal (at best) ability. I can't imagine myself choosing to put Cephalid Snitch in my deck. Maybe for comic value, but that's all. 1

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