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Dwarven Scorcher
Judgment - Common

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.72 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 1.92 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed June 26, 2002

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This Week's Card Selector

I selected this card for COTD because I am very curious as to what my fellow writers and our readers think of this card. I recognize that it is not a powerhouse but I believe that it is a very useful card in the right deck. Many times we review cards that are the big hammers and sometimes we review cards that are real dogs but I feel sometimes we don't review enough of the average useful cards.
The Scorcher is another "Punisher" card. A 1/1 for R that can be saced a la Mogg Fantastic to do 1 damage to a creature unless it's controller takes 2 damage. I see this card as a solid choice in red sligh type decks or pure weenie decks as a way to soften up the opponents board and help make way for your higher casting cost creatures like Skizzik, Fledgling Dragon, and Firecat Blitz are all good examples. He also can sneak through some early damage which is always important for red decks. He is somewhat weaker in limited due to the fact that you are less likely to see as many of the bigger threats and also because red is generally a second or even a third color in the current block for limited play.
Constructed- 3
Limited- 2


Hi, I'm not as good as Mogg Fanatic, but I still turn 90 degrees and do 1 point of a damage at least. But, I'm still no Fanatic. 1.5 in Constructed, 1 in Limited.

Judge Bill

One of the cycle of cards in Judgment (in Odyssey block really, but most of them are in Judgment) that is referred to as a "punisher" card. Not one of the ones people usually think of, but I think it's pretty good nonetheless. It's a one-drop to start your sligh curve, and has an ability eerily familiar to one of the greatest Sligh creatures of all time (Mogg Fanatic). However, the opponent can take 2 to counter the ability. That makes it not quite as good, yet it'll either most likely kill a creature or act as a Shock to the opponent. Time will tell whether this takes hold in constructed.
In limited, I don't like this card as much. Yes, it can screw up the math, but most of the time I see myself just taking 2.
Constructed: 3
Limited: 2

After a hiatus of too long, I'm back. :)  

This is an obvious one-drop for Sligh in OBC.  He will come down and dish some death early.  When he's gonna go, it's either a Mogg Fanatic, or 2 to the dome.  Very constructed worthy.

Kinda poopy in limited.  Where you don't have the arsenal like you do in constructed, it's an unreliable 1/1 that might get to do 2 to the dome on the way out.  Not great.

Constructed - 3.25
Limited - 2
Current Price - $0.25

A "fixed" Mogg Fanatic. As in "neutered". This guy sucks. Mogg Fanatic was playable in all formats. This guy is playable in... none.

Limited 1
Constructed 1


Limited ***

Constructed ****

One of the few 1 drops worth playing in Odyssey limited... just barely tho' as the 2 damage the opponent can opt to take isn't nearly as "punishing" as other punisher cards.

In constructed there is always room for an efficient one drop for Sligh builds... Scorcher is no Jackal Pup or Mogg Fanatic but pickers can't be choosers.

I actually like this guy.  In some ways he is both better and worse than the infamous Mogg Fanatic.  This card does add an interesting dynamic to the board when it is in play though.  It is definitely playable in constructed.

In limited, the card can be used and is a DECENT one drop.  I wouldn't take it early, but if I got him with a mid to late pick he would most likely make the cut.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3

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