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Haunting Apparition 
Mirage Uncommon

Reviewed October 31, 2003

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Haunting Apparition - Uhh... wtf?? A fitting Holloween card, I suppose =).

As far as playing it though...if there were a heavy green environment, I suppose this could be a sideboard card. As far as casual, I just don't see anyone giving a damn about it.  In limited it  might be useful if you happened to be going UB since it's a flyer....

Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 1.75
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Judge Bill

Finally, my best attempt at a Halloween themed card. We did All Hallow's Eve last year, and we've also done Infernal Spawn of Evil, my second choice. So it falls on a random Ghost to pick up our Halloween COTD.
In constructed, it has problems. U/B weren't the strongest combination of cards back when this was printed, and if you're playing U/B in type 1/1.5, go eat some cookies instead (Psychatog).
In limited, it's a flier, but it only pumps its toughness and not its power. U/B also suffered from the same problems in limited that it did in constructed ... it just wasn't that strong.
Constructed: 1
Limited: 1.25

 Van Zandt

Haunting Apparition
It looks like a sideboard card, but no,  you'll always find better
anti-green cards in black and blue than this guy ('cept maybe in limited). 
Heck, terror is a better anti-green card.  Happy Halloween!
constructed 1.7
limited 2.5


Haunting Apparition
LOL.  I have never seen this card before.  I like it.  Mainly because it doesnt destroy artifacts or enchanments. *eye rolling ensues*
Obviously a sideboard card, as it only works agaisnt opponents playing green cretures, it would be a lot of fun to play.  Unfortunetly, no matter how big he gets, he still only has 2 toughness, so it will die alot.  But it is fun!
Constructed - 2 (sideboard)
Limited - 1 (sideboard, plus not much creature removal to run in limited)


Haunting Apparition

This card is just dumb. If your opponent uses a lot of green creatures, play
Hibernation instead, it'll do much more then the apparition will do. Then
you can go with Insight, card advantage wins games. You could go with
Bereavement if you're playing vs a lot of green creatures. Then there is the
fun Deathgrip, countering with a black enchantment, fun times. Or you can
just kill them all with Nature's Revolt : ) and Perish does the same thing.

Haunting Apparition
Casual Rating: 1
Art Rating: 2
Shylo Elliott Haunting Apparition is a bleh card. You obviously can't play it in Type 2 or Mirrodin Constructed. It gangs up on one of blue and black's enemies, green, which is traditionally underrepresented in type 1, and creatures aren't used in type 1 that much, anyway. Also, in Mirage green wasn't too good, so all you got for your investment of 1UB is a 1/2 flyer. No thank you, I'd rather take Storm Crow.
Type 1: 1
Mirage Limited: 1

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