Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Hmmm... Really REALLY
interesting! This card could have non-black decks
playing black. You don't need black to unmorph it,
so why not? With acceleration, he can be a turn
three 3/4 pounder, or surprise blocker of your
opponent's turn 3 morph. Nice.
I'd play it in
limited. Sure, why not when again, you can have a
3/4 without the mana intensiveness of a 3/4. It's
5 life cost is high, but might well be worth the
huge slow down of your opponent's attack tempo.
Wheee, one of the
obligatory ways to tweak a block mechanic - make
us pay life. The life cost on this guy is quite
steep. But if you need to pay it, you'll be in a
situation where it swings the game.
In limited, it
becomes a bit better due to the combat trick the
alternate life cost provides. People are even
debating whether non-black mages will pick this.
I doubt it, because the life cost is too steep,
but you never know.
Zombie Cutthroat is, in my
opinion, pretty darn good. Overcosted if played
from the hand, it is at least fat enough to make
some difference. The real nice think is that it
answers so many other Morph cards. 5 life is well
worth the cost in my book.
Constructed – Not such a huge
card because there are better cards out there –
Limited – Huge, it can be
splashed in any deck and is a decent body and a
great early game answer to opponent’s creatures –
PEZ – I don’t know where to
fall in here. I would say that Phyrexian War Beast
is still a much better card for a 3 drop 3/4
creature. – 2.10
5 life is simply too much. You never ever want
multiples in your hand, and
there are certainly better zombies than this guy
for a zombie deck. He's ok
size to hard cast in constructed, if you don't
have anything better to put
in the slot (i.e. he's better than an off color
morph). The single good use
I see for this guy is as a sideboard card for
colors that need to have a
dude against other pro-color critters (as in, red
decks that are worried
about silver knight).
Too expensive - of course everything since
Onslaught has been.
Limited: Just cast this guy. Morphing this is
not worth it.
The way I am reading this card, is that for 3 mana
and 5 life you get a turn
3/4. Not bad, but considering that 5 life can
make a large difference, it
might not be the greatest play. This card, in my
opinion, will have an
impact on both constructed and limited, because
for constructed, it's a turn
3 or 4 creature with size. Zombie decks might be
able to use this in some
undetermined way. Otherwise, while it's a
creature that can be large, and
has size, it doesn't really fit anywhere else.
Unfortunately, for it's size, you would not want
to hard cast this unless
you absolutely had to. 5cc for a creature that is
only a 3/4 is relatively
For limited, it's size also, and with a good morph
ability that can be a lot
more surprising than the average morph cost for
mana. It's not a first
pick, but it's a solid creature that makes decks
most of the time.
Not a bad creature in either format, even though
outside of a block Zombie
deck, it's constructed uses are not yet decided.
Constructed - 3.0/5.0 (A possible turn three
creature with size. Not bad.)
Limited - 3.0/5.0 (Same instance here, although
the difference between hard
casting him and morphing him is considerable
In constructed hes useless.
In limited; however, he's a little more
decent. Hes only good turn 3-5 though. Beyond that
he may not be worth morphing up. Hes still
sub-par, but he can be hard to deal with at
times... an iffy common, but at least its not bad.