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Thought Devourer

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.67 (3 Reviews)
Limited: 4.1 (3 Reviews)
Reviewed May 17, 2002

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Thought Devourer is a powerful flyer in Limited, and a semi-powerful creature in Constructed. If this was a year ago, he would have seen play in the Skies deck. But its not, and there is no Skies deck, and he sits in the trade binder, a result of being part of the wrong expansion. In Limited, he's a 4. In Constructed he's a 2.5.


Limited ****
Constructed ***

A 4cc 4/4 Flier is a serious threat, draft them highly and pray for them while opening your sealed deck.

In constructed you must pro/con this creature against Air Elemental.  The difference between 4cc and 5cc in constructed formats is huge.  If you're playing an aggresive deck Thought Devourer is hands down beter than Air Elemental.  In a control deck the small hand size from Devourer may cramp your style, although if you're playing control you'll prolly pick Mahomoti over Air Elemental anyway since he can't be FTK'd.  So the verdict is... Thought Devourer over Air Elemental!


Thought Devourer is a very well balanced card - a 4/4 flyer for 4 mana, with your hand size reduced by 4. I would expect it to see play in a lot of decks, U/G Madness being the major one. Unfortunately, he's not cut out for mono blue, or highly controlling decks, because his drawback is so damning. In constructed, a 3.

In limited, a 4/4 flyer for 4 is awesome... and will dominate if picked. He'll go early, and will be played often. Gets a 4.2 in limited


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