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Zombie Cutthroat 
Sxource Common

Reviewed May 15, 2003

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Zombie Cutthroat

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.75


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.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 4.5

Judge Bill

Zombie Cutthroat
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.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 3.5


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 – 2.35


Limited – Huge, it can be splashed in any deck and is a decent body and a great early game answer to opponent’s creatures – 3.85


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

 Van Zandt

Zombie Cutthroat
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).
limited 2.9
constructed 3
Scott Sager
Zombie Cutthroat
Too expensive - of course everything since Onslaught has been.
Limited:  Just cast this guy.  Morphing this is not worth it.
Constructed:  2
Limited:  3


Zombie Cutthroat

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 here.)

Danny Tatro

       Zombie Cutthroat

       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.

Constructed: 1
Limited: 2.5

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