Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Rare
1U - Creature Cephalid - 1/3At the beginning of
your upkeep, put a shred counter on Cephalid
Vandal. Then put the top card of your
library into your graveyard for each shred counter
on Cephalid Vandal.
Limited: 1.17 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed February 13, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
seem to find a way to do important things,
despite only being 1/1s. What's great about this
guy is that he does what you need him to do -
and quick - that is, get you threshold. With so
many cards taking advantage of graveyard, the
Vandal can be of definite advantage. In limited,
he's a pile - since you can never be sure you'll
need him for threshold, nor could you be sure
you would draw him early enough to make his
no Goblin Vandal.
Vandal has risk written all over him, which is
quite odd for a blue card. I seriously
expect someone to break this card, and by year's
end he'll deserve this rating: 4
am no fan of this card. The Vandal can help out
with early threshold and other decks that
reanimate cards from the yard but there are so
many better options to get this effect that the
Vandal becomes a 6th or 7th choice even for this
kind of deck. Other than that he is a 1/1 for 1U
with an ability that can hurt more than it helps.
Compare this card with Ambassador Laquatus
(yesterday's card of the day) and you will see how
weak the vandal really is. For U more the
Ambassador gives you a controllable mill
effect and a toughness of 3 vs.. the Vandal's 1
toughness and uncontrollable mill effect. In
Limited Vandal is just plain poor.
1.5 if used carefully
1 far from playable
Vandal is interesting. While it has little
value in most decks (its even too slow to get
threshold), it might find some combo use somehow.
Maybe with Gurzigost or the like. In
very slow to be donated and be an effective
engine of your opponent.
In limited, I still don't see why anyone would
this card. Getting rid of random cards
never know what's on top of your library) doesn't
like a valid plan.
is taking some time off for some personal family
this card in constructed, you're gonna have to be
creative. It might have some uses.
Then again, it might not.
limited, it's as garbage as garbage gets
something that accelerates threshold. I
really don't see many
uses for this card, other than as an accelerated
way of getting threshold,
and as a Psychatog feeder. Otherwise, it's a
pointless, overcosted 1/1,
with few credible uses. It gets an
additional .5 for having a few
advantages, so it winds up with a shaky 2 in
In limited, it's even worse, because you have
usually only 40 cards in your
deck. Threshold shouldn't be that hard to
achieve, even though if you have
a lot of creatures, it can be a real pain. So, I
give this a 1.0 in limited,
just missing getting something higher because it's
really not needed, and in
my opinion a little counter-productive in 90% of
all Type II decks out
there, limited or constructed.
Potential:**^(2 1/2 Stars, maybe 3)
I really don't like this guy in either Limited or
Constructed. In Limited, he's a 1/1 for two
Not exactly the most efficient creature. In
Constructed, he has potential, but nothing
for the moment. He's definitely not worth
fuel Aboshan, either.