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Judgment - Commons
Limited: 2.03 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed August 13, 2002
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The problem with the Newt is that he sets your
mana back a turn, and in
limited, that's deadly. In Constructed, there's no
need. You'd never play
this guy over Coral merfolk, and that's why he's
rated so low.
Wormfang Newt is a perfect example of how good
creatures should be. To get what others
consider a quality creature (a 2/2 for 2 mana),
has to have a drawback. This drawback is
the Phantom Whelp's drawback, but neither are very
In Limited, if you need a cheap creature for your
color combination, this may fit, but it would seem
something went way wrong before this point if you
to play it.
|Bears are nice, and this
card might could see play in a low-casting,
suicidal limited deck. Unfortunately, that's
not usually blue's job, so it seldom works.
In constructed, unless you have some weird
combo with him, there are better alternatives.
Limited - 2
Current Price - $.20
This card has a pretty serious drawback if you ask
No fast deck wants to lose a land this early.
the "blue skies" archetype is pretty
dead anyway due
to the loss of alternate casting cost spells. I'll
give this guy a 2 in constructed.
I just wouldn't play him in limited, for the same
reasons as above. A 2.
|Wormfang Newt, Worfang poop, same
thing. If not the worst, one of the
bottom worst Wormfangs. A 1 in Constructed,
a 1.5 in Limited.
2/2s for 2 mana are usually good and called
"bears". This one does not
deserve to be called a bear, and in fact, I call
it "bad". Setting
yourself back a turn for a "bear" is
only asking how quickly your opponent
wants to pound your head in. The drawback is
horrible in all formats.
Wormfang Newt is clearly not an ideal creature.
It has few uses in type
two, or odyssey block, considering it directly
damages tempo. The Newt
basically reads "1U, 2/2, When this comes
into play sacrifice a land."
Thus, this card is a bear with a major drawback,
and should not be used. I
give it a 1.5 in constructed, a 2 in limited.
A strong creature. It has power and toughness each
equal to the converted
mana cost, which is getting harder and harder to
find these days. The
drawback is that you have to give up a land for as
long as it stays in play.
Blue doesn't have very many aggro creatures, and
with the removal of most of
the good counterspells come November 1, Blue might
see a change in strategy.
In limited, you generally take creatures whenever
you can get them. beats
down early, and is a good blocker later. Most
limited decks will run 17+
land, so losing one is usually not an issue.
Constructed: 2.8 (projected 3.5+ in November)