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Vexing Beetle 
Legions Rare

Reviewed February 28, 2003

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Do I have to review this pile?  Okay...why not.

Vexing Beetle sucks in constructed.  Green is not typically the color of creautre removals, so you generally have to figure this guy in at a 3/3 for 5.  BAH!  Might be okay vs some control blue (which does not exist in t2 right now) where he could be nice and brutal, but otherwise pretty bad.

In limited, it's almost always a 3/3 for 5.  If it's a 6/6 for 5, you're pretty much winning anyway.  I'd still play it, though, as it's decent sized alone, and paired with some removal, it's supersized.  Still not really a bomb, though.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3
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Vexing Beetle is anti-blue at it's finest. Draw-Go is sucky to play against, and this card takes full advantage of it. He's a bit high costed, but perhaps he will still find his way into some constructed sideboards. As of now, Draw-Go does not really exist in the environment, other than kind of with 'Tog.

In limited, he's mostly a 3/3 for 5, not great, but if you're running a lot of removal, he could be pretty good. If you're opponent has no creatures, he's hitting for 6. Nice!

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 3.75

Judge Bill

A nice creature against creatureless decks. Nice that it can't be countered, but it costs 5, which means they should either be dead or have firm control of the game when you play this. No thanks.
In limited, it's a 3/3 for 5. Not that impressive.
Constructed: 1.75
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

Vexing Beetle
He's not Scragnoth,  but in some situations he can be better (I'm a fan of
scragnoth, btw).  In limited of course he's just an expensive hill giant, 
but in constructed,  this guy may see play in quite a few sideboards.
constructed - 3
limited - 3

Vexing Beetle

A 6/6 for five mana that can't be countered and gets -3/-3 if your opponent has any creatures in play. Useless...... >,<

Constructed 1

Limited 1

Scott Sager Vexing Beetle looks like it's trying to be an Anti-combo/control (tog) sideboard card.  A small problem with that is by turn five those decks should be well on their way to their particular path to victory.  Costing three or four would make this a card to consider.

Limited:  It's a 3/3 for five.  Your opponent will almost never have no creatures (anybody else notice Legions is all creatures?) and if they don't, congradulations, you've probably already won.  It's playable for the simple reason that anything with a power and toughness over two is good in the current environment, but that's about it.

 Constructed: 2

Limited: 2.5


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