Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
An interesting rare.
This card was paid no mind when the Onslaught set
first came out. Just lately, it has been
sneaking it's way into the constructed environment
from the sideboard. Grab a creature, and start
swinging away with it. When your opponent is
finally forced to kill it, you grab another and
swing away again. Annoying as hell for them.
In limited, why
not? Just grab the biggest or most annoying
threat on the board and slam your opponent with
it. If something better pops up, untap it
and grab it, instead. Callous Oppressor is a
pain in the butt for your opponent, and can be
devastating if they can't deal with it.
If you read my
column, you've probably already seen my thoughts
on this on Monday. It can be really good against
decks that run a lot of non-tribal creatures. If
your local metagame is like that, by all means,
I recommend this highly. However, if it's all
tribal and control, don't bother.
In limited, you
DEFINATELY play this. It will always steal a
creature at least once if it stays on the table.
(depending on local metagame)
Very similar to the royal assassin in limited, and
while it's a bit more
restrictive, it's also more pro-active. It's
already shown it's usefulness
in u/g sideboards in t2.
constructed - 3
limited - 3.9
For me this is one of those cards that seems like
it should be good. I mean, 3 mana to steal a
creature. That should be good. However, letting
your opponent declare his beast creatures immune
isnt so good. Much better when paired with all
the cards that change creature type.
you really need to pair this with backup there
should be opportunities here 2.95
Limited A very nice
ability when everything depends on the creature
This has made it's way
into U/G sideboards for a very good
reason....unless your opponent is running a tribal
deck or Psychatog, this guy is stealing creatures
till the games over or your opponent gets one too
many creatures turned to the dark side and decides
to do the oppressing all over his measly two
Oppressor gets an errata in limited. 1UU 1/2 "Tap:Steal
your opponents biggest creature." ; )
This card is actually sometimes seems
overlooked. But people have been playing this
sideboard in G/U mirrior match since they don't
have a way to deal with it. This guy is pretty
good as a T2 blue card, in block... well things
are more tribal so it may not be as good, but its
still not bad.
In limited if your going blue this guy is
really good. Steal a creature when they attempt to
attack you and block with it. Or steal it they
don't attack then give it back, and repeat the
process when they try to attack next time.
Excellent, except if they have all beast or
something- which is actaully a pretty unoften
situation in limited belive it or not.
Constructed: 3.5 (SB only really)
At times, when R&D is working on a set, the
thought of, "What would be
busted in Limited at times, and almost worthless
occasionally pops into their heads, leading them
to create some rares that
are intended to be busted only in limited, or only
This had to have been the thought process when the
Oppressor, an expensive 1/2 that can take over
creatures not of a type
chosen by a player.
In constructed, it just sucks, simply because most
constructed decks are
fairly close in creature types now, and it's easy
to get around him, or to
make your opponent take a crappy creature.
In Limited, you have the potential to take some
bombs. There's always bombs
of odd creature types, like in U/R, there's always
the large beast there to
beat things down.
In limited, he can be quite handy, maybe not a
first pick, but really handy.
Constructed - 1.5/5.0
Limited - 3.5/5.0