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Dark Supplicant 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed January 27, 2003

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This cards scares the living hell out of me.  If my opponent plays this thing on turn 1, I think I would completely crap myself.  the thought of this guy hitting turn 1, and two more clerics hitting turn 2 makes me very scared about the beatstick himself hitting me on turn 3.

The truth of the matter is this:  it's unlikely you'll have Supplicant + Scion + enough clerics in limited, though it would be house if you did.

In constructed, it's the old Spirit of the Night trick.  The only thing is, this guy can get searched from anywhere, so you can always find it, and the Scion cycles.  Then again, I'm not reviewing the Scion - yet.

In constructed, people will try this deck.  It fits very well in the Cleric deck that already exists.  With a Rotlung on the board, the sac effect gives 3 Zombies and a Scion - evil.  I think people will try it in T2, and I know people will try it in block.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 2


Obviously, this card is only really useful if you are playing around it's ability, and have Scion of Darkness in your deck. You'd have to be fairly lucky to run across this uncommon and that rare together in the same draft or sealed. You'd then have to be very Cleric heavy in your build. Seems it could force you into playing a subpar build if you over focus on this card and Scion, so be careful.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2 or 3.5 (depending on if you have Dark Scion)

Judge Bill

Not bad as a 1/1 for 1. What it is really means for is it's ability. Much like Urborg Panther and friends from Mirage, this guy lets you sacrifice 3 clerics to bring in a large creature from anywhere. Whether or not this ability will help or not matter in constructed is still to be seen, but I'm leaning toward the latter.
In limited, if you have Scion of Darkness and this guy, I would think they would be auto-plays. I'm sure you can scrounge up 3 clerics, which would help in getting tomorrow's card. But it seems I want to get too far ahead of myself here, so I'll wait until tomorrow to continue.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5

 Van Zandt

Dark Supplicant
Worth his casting cost,  and significantly better than the spirit of the
night requirements.  But only in constructed,  because odds are reasonably
low that you'll bust this guys big friend in limited along with him.

constructed - 3.25
limited - 2 (unless you have the scion, then 3.5)


Dark Supplicant

Wow, I am once again reminded of spirit of the night,
except all peices of it sucked, spirit I use
occasionally in reanimator online, but the card is
cool.  Now this is just three clerics, its a 1/1 for
1.  Hmm Not bad, I like Scion anyway.  In limited its
good, Even if you dont have scion.  1/1 for 1 :D, I
played 4 liberated dwarf in a draft!



Dark Supplicant – Well, without Dark Ritual you can’t pull off the 2nd turn Scion but it still may be a decent combo. Really this should be about the playability of the Scion and not the Dark Supplicant. If you believe the Scion is playable then there is no reason not to include the Supplicant. If you don’t believe in the Scion then you will never waste time with the Supplicant.


Constructed – Decks may like an early Scion but it is not an automatic game winner. Still, I think that some decks are out there for this card and that means 4 Supplicants are sure to follow. With a Scion based deck this is a 5.0, otherwise it is a 1.25


Limited – As if you are also going to get a Scion. . . Pass these babies along since they will just be another 1/1 cleric, unless you have a good use for clerics in your deck – 1.25


PEZ – No Scion is available in PEZ at all so this is a 1.0


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