Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
7th Edition - common
2U - Creature - Wizard - 1/1
Reviewed January 29, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
Prodigal Sorcerer is an old favorite of
mine. The first deck I tried to
build was a Prodigal Sorcerer deck. Still
this guy, despite his classic
status in the game, is kind of a dud in decks
right now. He cost too much
for only being a 1/1, despite the fact that he
taps for a point of damage.
Plus, there are better things for blue on 3rd
turn, like counterspells, and
whatnot. So, I give him a 2.5, some brownie
points for being a classic and
In limited, he's pretty good. He's creature
removal, and he's damage. The
fact that he can shoot things makes him good in a
limited format such as
7th, which is very balanced creature wise.
So, I give him a 3.5, and place
him kind of high, a 5th or 6th pick. A good
card, but ultimately passable
if your not playing blue. He's a card that
isn't going to dominate you
completely in limited, because of the lack of
counterspell's in limited.
are some who call me "Tim". Long the
bane of one toughness creatures, Tim has
occasionally found his way into type 2 in slower
environments. This is not that time, though.
When you draft 7th edition *coughnevercough* Tim
would be a fine edition to your deck. I guess.
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Good 'ol Tim. In Limited, he can mess with
opponent's math during combat or just turn into a
"clock." In Constructed, he's a
1/1 for three mana
which isn't exactly stellar. I like him more
sentimental value than anything else.
ol' Tim. Any magic card named after a character in
a Monty Python movie is ok with me. It seems that
Tim was a much better card in the old school where
he seemed to appear with some frequency. Today his
1 toughness and double blue casting cost keep him
out of most decks in constructed. However in
limited play (does anyone play limited with the
basic set anymore ? I haven't in 3-4 years) I
think he would still be solid and maybe better
than before with the plethora of 1 toughness
creatures to ping.
a base of which many cards have been copied
after, "Tim" as we like to call him has
While it is huge in tandem with Intruder Alarm, it
other combo uses as well. For a straight out
creature, he doesn't quite make the cut for most
decks, as lacks firing power or an over-useful
In Limited (does anyone draft 7th?), he should be
better choice, but it would depend on the other
guy is so old he has to fart dust. I mean
seriously, in Magic years, he should definitely be
a legend. Unfortunately he is not all that
great. He is the original pinger. Tapping
to do a damage is never bad.
I would give him more of an edge in limited, just
because there are less ways to kill him. Other
than that, he is pretty mediocre.
Monday - Prodigal Sorceror, Common, 7th
Ahh the original "Tim". In
constructed, this guy is fairly worthless in
every format. The only "Tim" that
I've ever seen play is so old school, I
don't even remember its name, Sucky mage or
something. I'd play him in
limited if I was playing blue though, as pinging
is a slow but steady way to
win, control the board, EOT your face. In
limited, a VERY solid 3, never
really situationaly higher or lower. In
constructed, sadly a 1.
Wow, how can one card be such a bomb in Sealed
events... and at the same
time suck so mightly in Constructed? =)
Of course the mighty Tim doesn't actually suck.
The reason why his ability
is so strong in Sealed is because it serves double
duty as BOTH removal and
evasion... the two most important parts to all
Sealed and Limited play!
The ability to EVERY TURN do a guaranteed 1 damage
to either the opponents
creatures or to the dome is simply awesome.
There's 3 main reasons why Tim doesn't convert to
a bomb in Constructed
1) High Cost
At three mana, a 1/1 creature is lackluster at
2) He's Fragile
In constructed its much easier to deal with a 1/1
creature than it is in
3) Speed Kills
In limited play Tim shines because matches tend to
be much longer. During
this time all those "Tim pokes" can
really add up. In constructed play
I've seen matches end before Tim would be able to
even be tapped once!
Finally, If you don't know how Prodigal Sorceror
got his nickname check out
Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy Grail. =)
I really need to review Tim? He's 3 , he
pings, he's great in limited, and terrible in
constructed. Easy said.