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Cephalid Constable
Judgment - Rare

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.67 (6 Reviews)
Limited: 1.83 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed July 1, 2002

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This Week's Card Selector

This was one of my first choices for this week's CotD as I think this card is one of the biggest "sway" cards in the set - it's either going to be great, or terrible.  My opinion?  Great!  In constructed, blue has the power to stop things that would hurt him, ESPECIALLY in extended where you have cards like thwart, daze, and foil.  Play it with cards like Reckless Charge or even Giant Growth to set your opponent back HUGE early on.  If you're playing again any Draw Go style deck, protect it initially, and you win - that simple.  Not AS good against Agro, but if you have ways of clearing it's path, then he's still good.

In limited, it's a different ballgame all together.  I don't see him as that good unless you go first, see him on turn 3, and their draw is REALLY slow.  Then, he might be good.  Otherwise, not great.

Constructed - 4.5
Limited - 2
Current Price - $3.98



In the right constructed deck this guy may be the Gas. About 3 different playtest groups I talk with have been working on decks featuring this guy. The key is to get him through and then he is a wrecking machine. I haven't seen a totally satisfactory deck yet, but I bet it will come together. In limited he is slightly weaker because you don't really get enough of the back up stuff he needs to make him useful.


Cephalid Constable has too weak of a toughness to be powerful on its own so
that leaves it to be enchantment bait.  This also means that its asking for
a two for one from your opponent.  I'd still try and play it though, as its
ability is very powerful.  Undoubtedly constructed decks will be built around
its ability.  A 3 in Constructed, a 2.5 in limited.

Judge Bill

You have seen Scott's opinion already, as he picked this week's card. He has told me his opinion of the card preious to its choice as a card of the day, so I'm thinking he's posted that opinion (he likes it a lot). I would disagree with his opinion of this card. First of all, it's a 3 casting cost 1/1. Second, to make his ability any good, you need a lot of support cards. This gives you deck less room for creatures, and we run into the Chainer's Edict/Innocent Blood problem. So, while his ability may look tempting to play, I wouldn't touch him.
And he looks even less desirable in limited. No thanks, I'll pass him right along.
Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1

John Hornberg

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This guy is a little tricky.  He has some serious potential, but he is VERY fragile.  It has some very interesting dynamics for a card.

In constructed, I think this guy might win a few games for you.  He won't be a superstar, but he is definitely playable.

In limited however, he is just another guy in the way.  Unless you got him out early and your opponent is already manascrewed, I don't see him getting you through the tournament.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 2


It's easy to make this guy unfair. You play first, play this dude on turn 3,
put ghostly wings on him on turn 4 (to hopefully make him unblockable, and
you're capsizing two land a turn. You throw on another enchantment like
crackling club or Arcane Teachings... holy geez.
But, this guy is a little fragile, making him less of a star.

Limited: 2
Constructed: 1


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