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Yawgmoth Demon 

Reviewed December 31, 2003

Constructed: 3.11
Limited: 3.55

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Judge Bill
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MTG Judge

 Wednesday - Yawgmoth Demon

A rare, flying, first strike 6/6 for 6. You need to have plenty of artifacts to feed this guy. (Oh wait a second, what just came out?) Only legal in type 1, though, and 6 mana is way too slow there, so this would strictly be limited to casual.

I wasn't playing around this time, so I'll pass on a limited rating today.

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.75


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002

Wednesday - Yawgmoth Demon

Boy oh boy, was this card printed in the wrong era. If this card was legal now, it might be a much better card. This is a 6/6 flier with first strike. All of this for a simple six mana. Having to sacrifice and artifact in this day and age with the addition of Mirrodin t tournament play is not a problem. Back in the day, this wasn't that much of a luxury.

The chance you would have of playing with this card in limited is not real high. But I can almost guarantee you that if I was playing black, I would take this guy. It's pretty good.

Constructed: 3.8
Limited: 3


 Yawgmoth Demon

An undercosted fat, flier and first striking creature. Oh yeah, he s also black. Woah! Antiquities was a weird set and it introduced many artifacts. Not that they were particularly good, but there were a handful. By the time you could cast this, it could be a game finisher. But, it can really only be used effectively if you cast it as early as possible (because the game may be over by turn 7 when it attacks) but if you cast it on turn 4 via Dark Ritual, its drawback can be tough to keep up with. However, with Mirrodin introducing numerous artifacts, this could be decent in Casual. Splash in some green mana acceleration, some more green creatures, and some black removal and you could a decent fun casual deck.

With that being said, don t you dare play this in the formats that it is legal (Type 1, Type 1.5). Black has much faster and more effective creatures. (Negator comes to mind.)

I haven t ever drafted Antiquities and probably never will but seeing how it s an undercosted creature that flies, it could really only take one swing to kill your opponent. So it s a bomb.

Vintage (Type 1/1.5): 1
Limited: 5

* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

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 Wednesday-Yawgmoth Demon

Okay back in the old days it was not unusual for the gentleman who work in research and development to lose their minds and print cards like this. The drawback may seem to be large but the Demon only has to get in a few turns of combat damage and it is all over. If this card were in standard right now every black deck would have four of it in the deck. Six mana for a six power and toughness creature is good, but a add in flying and first strike it becomes insane.

If you really could play an Antiquities draft, I would definitely draft this guy early. In a constructed format this guy can do some serious damage.

Constructed: 5
Limited: 3 or possibly higher depending on the format.
2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Yawgmoth's Demon

This beasty was absolute dreck once upon a time. Then they invented lands that were also artifacts, and the whole value of this card changed...well, maybe it would have if those lands would have come out around 8 years ago. I could see this guy being somewhat useful in casual constructed nowadays and that's about it; with all the new cards in Mirrodin, though, he's pretty mighty. In limited, evasion guys with additional abilities are silly-good, but you need quite a few artifacts to make him work out; Antiquities provided an abundance of artifacts, many of which have made reappearances in Mirrodin. If you know of someone holding an Antiquities draft and are willing to foot the bill, please let me know.

Constructed: 3.5 in casual black affinity decks, 1.5 most other places
Limited: 4.0
Jeff Zandi

Yawgmoth Demon

This creature would have been an interesting reprint for Mirrodin. In the kinds of decks that were around when he was originally printed, his usefulness was very, very limited. If he was in Mirrodin, I think he would get a great deal of play.




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