Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Rare
UU2 - Creature Bird Soldier Horror - 3/3
Threshold - Possessed Aven gets +1/+1, is black,
and has "2B, Tap: Destroy target blue
2.79 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 4.20 (5 Reviews)
Reviewed January 17, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Soldier Horror Rating: 2/3/4
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