Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
This guy gets
purchased from us fairly often. I suppose in
mono-black control, he'd be pretty dang good.
Mono-black just keeps removing opponent's
creatures, and then you hit with this. Only takes
4 times. His troubles are that he only has 3
toughness, and also, if you lose too many lands,
and he gets knocked off, it may be difficult to
recover from it.
In limited, eh, I
don't know. Seems he would just end up not being
so good. If my opponent were playing this, I'd
just chump a 1/1 in front of it. My elves become
board destruction at that point, probably land
destruction. In limited, you really don't want to
be losing lots of land. If you are playing heavy
removal, then maybe.
Remove Dark Ritual
from the environment, and you'd think you could
get good 3 casting cost black creatures, right?
Not with this puppy. No trample, can't block,
and have to sac a permanent everytime it does
combat damage. There are much better bodies for
the money ... you don't have to play this.
In limited, it's ok.
The drawback of having to sac a permanent looms
even larger in the early game, when this would
be effective. No thanks.
negator... and he doesn't trample. Not that he
won't get played, just that he's not as good
as some other dudes. And in limited, they get to
trade their 1/1's or morphs for your permanents,
which is not so good. constructed - 3.1 limited -
Drinker of Sorrow
Don't know why but people keep referring to this
guy as the new Negator, even tho he doesn't have
trample and can't block they still call him a
Negator. I personally don't like him in
constructed, he could do wonders in limited but
those two formats are as far away from each other
as you can get. I know constructed is looking to
be a really slow environment and anything that's
fast has a lot of potential but I still don't like
him. If he was red or green it would be a
different story.... Maybe. 0.o
As soon as the spoiler
was released all the obvious comparisons to
Phyrexian Negator were made. THIS IS NO NEGATOR!
Drinker of Sorrow might fill the same type of card
slot in decks now that Negator did as an
aggressive three drop and a quick clock against
control and combo decks, but DoS has three strikes
Sacrificing a permanent to attack might be
negligible in the new suicide black, but it still
cuts back on your ability to pump Nantuko Shades,
flashback Chanier's Edicts, and shrinks Corrupts.
With such a steep drawback to attack, three
toughness is not enough. Can't block, sigh, I
hate this card....it gives the illusion of being
good but it has too many things working against it
(don't get me started on it not having trample) to
see much play while such efficient creatures like
Nantuko Shade are around.
Limited: A decent
late game card when you can sac a land every turn
to attack, but you'll still be breaking even on
card advantage while your opponent just throws
chumps in front of it.