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Torment - Rare
3B  - Creature Horror - 3/1

At end of turn, sacrifice Ichorid
At the beginning of your upkeep, if Ichorid is in your graveyard, you may remove a black creature card in your graveyard other than Ichorid from the game.  If you do, return Ichorid to play.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.96  (8 Reviews)
Limited: 3.09 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed January 24, 2002

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



 Limited **
Constructed ***

Another card that's happy to see Buried Alive reprinted.  Actually Torment looks like a set that will love any card that can get cards into the graveyard come to think of it.  Ichorid is again a Rare, while decent in Limited it is by no means a bomb.

In constructed Ichorid will be best suited for a Black creature rush deck.  All the decks other black creatures will fuel Ichorids recursion once they go to the graveyard.


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That whole "at end of turn sacrifice" thing makes this card a big pile of poop. It's got some potential, but it just doesn't have the awesomeness like Ashen ghoul or Krovikian Horror. It's pretty mediocre, acutally.
Romero rating: Brunch of the Dead
Limited Rating: 3
Constructed Rating: 1

John B

 This is one of the cards I feel the least confident rating.  He may find himself to be absolutely great in a couple decks, or he may be slightly sub par in general.  I really like the fact that I can't peg this guy as a good card or a bad card, but I do think he'll see some play, and a truly good deckbuilder MAY make a great deck with him, so he'd see a lot of play.  Tentatively...
constructed - 3


 Limited: ***^(3 1/2 Stars)
Constructed: ****(4 Stars)

In Limited, this guy is going to be an almost
automatic first pick in my book.  It might actually be
better than Nether Spirit in this block and could,
possibly, bring back Nether-Go (well, sort of).  I
love Nether Spirit and I don't think it will be too
hard to warm up to this little critter.


This card is the answer to the question  "If they made a bad Nether Spirit what would it look like ?" It is a 3/1 with haste for 4 mana which means it is overcosted and easy to kill. The fact that you have to remove a black creature from your graveyard for the recursion means that 1)early recursion will be unlikely, 2) it's not very useful in 2 color or 3 color decks and 3) there are better 4 mana black creatures in this set like Gloomdrifter, Faceless Butcher and Shambling Swarm.
Rating-Constructed 2 Limited 2 Stupid all Torment Limited 2.5
For the week WOTC design has 2 hits (1 home run) in 4 at bats for a batting average of .500


This is the one I'm waiting for!  Ichorid provides a
mechanic that I just love, the ability to bring itself
back from the graveyard.  And did that BLACK creature
say Haste?  Oh my, black is soon picking up a lot of
tricks, maybe even more than blue.  Look for this one
to pop up everywhere folks, 'cause its a keeper.
This card doesn't get much worse in Limited.  A few
less black creatures to remove, but a higher frequency
of them getting there almost equals out.  Recurrable
damage and creatures are great ways to win in sealed
and draft.  Again, this one is a keeper!

Constructed Rating: 5
Limited Rating: 4


Interesting.  Between this guy and the new shade (which I wasn't huge on), I think that black weenie/beatdown might be able to start making a decent showing.  It's interesting that he recurs all by himself (assuming there are other dead creatures of course).  Also, with only one black mana in the casting cost, it might become useful to two color decks.  Green/Black or Red/Black might be able to use Ichorid to push it's speed up and it's another creature you can get back after a Wrath of God to continually wreak havoc.

In limited, I think Ichorid is just mediocre.  He doesn't to much, since he has no evasion.  He is a one toughness which makes him vulnerable to a lot of spells.  Also, the fact that he dies at the end of turn is very bad.  I wouldn't pass him up totally in a draft, but I am just not sure that it is anywhere near a top three pick from a pack.

Constructed : 3.1
Limited: 2.2


I am not sure how good this card is.  I think in a mono-black creature based
deck, this guy could be very good.  In Limited, I don't know how good he is
because he has to sac himself at the end of every turn.  Only a 2 in
Limited.  Constructed he's going to see play and I'll give him a 3.5 (4.5





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