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Possessed Aven

Possessed Aven

Torment - Rare
UU2 - Creature Bird Soldier Horror - 3/3

Threshold - Possessed Aven gets +1/+1, is black, and has "2B, Tap: Destroy target blue creature"

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.79 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 4.20 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed January 17, 2002

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



In constructed, this is a fairly vanilla creature.  I think it could be
decent enough, but I doubt I'd ever play a deck with it.  Most likely a 3 or
3.5.  In Limited I'd be really happy to open this guy.  A nice flier with a
special ability is much better than some of the other bad rares you can
open.  Probably a 4 in Limited.


Limited ****
Constructed ***

A great card for Limited and the Block... too bad it's rare!  A UU2 3/3 Flier with a decent special ability would have made for a very nice uncommon.  Not a bomb... but certainly a rare you'd be happy to open in any limited event.  =) 


This is one of the 4 "Possessed" creatures in the set.  All of them are similar, and in my opinion, they are all good.  First of all, a 3/3 Flier for 4 mana isn't bad to begin with.  Add in threshold, and you have an awful nasty dude who also has fun slaughtering blue creatures.  I must admit, I question it's usability in constructed.  Blue has never really been about horrendous beatdown, and Aven is not a beatdown creature.  Plus, there are not that many blue creatures to slaughter.  Maybe good out of a board.  Does kill Finkel, though, which is a plus.
In limited, it's a 3/3 flier for 4.  It doesn't need other abilities, but it does have it.  Basically a must play in blue.  Extraordinary there.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4.5

John B

The threshold ability isn't nearly as important on this card as it is on most.  Basically I see it as a 4/4 that's sometimes a 3/3 flier for FOUR, and it has an ability which may be of some use sometimes.  FOUR!  The price is right.  Actually, for type 2, the price is unbelievably great.  FOUR!

Rating - 4


First off Rob hates blue. Secondly this card is ok if you like blue cards but I can't see a ready slot for it in blue constructed decks unless the Waters type decks return. It could be a solid sideboard in blue on blue matches but nobody watches those anyway. In limited it is a solid blue flyer and will see a lot of play. Constructed rating 2.5 Limited 4.5


Rares usually either totally rock in Limited or are puke horrible. Possessed Aven falls into the better end of this spectrum - 3/3 fliers tend to rock the house. Also, the fact that with threshold he becomes basically unkillable by normal means, AND gets a very nice added ability - well, this guy becomes a superstar. As for constructed... *yawn*. Another rare you'll be happy to win the draft with, yet won't pick in the rare split afterwards.
Bird Soldier Horror Rating: 2/3/4
Limited Rating: 4
Constructed Rating: 1


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