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Sadistic Glee 

Reviewed January 22, 2004

Constructed: 1.6
Casual: 2.9
Limited: 2.2

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* game store owner (Shuffle and Cut Games,CA)

 Though it doesn't have a place in typical constructed or limited, this card could make for some fun in Casual formats if you build to its ability.  Something with mass removal, or something that bounces back from the graveyard. It's downfall is that it's an enchantment (getting 2 for 1'd is no fun) but many casual formats lack enchantment removal, so you might just pull something off with this.

And speaking of Glee... Take a peek at the Darksteel Rares. The spoiler is out and circulating, and I had to set up my eBay auctions, so feel free to check out the fun stuff.  There are some pretty fun casual cards, including a huge 11/11, a counterspell that can't be countered, a Dragon, an Angel, a savage beating, a 6/6 Golem that gets bigger every turn, and a 4/5 Legend that can turn any permanent into an artifact and then steal it. Check the Rare List here!  But if you don't want to know before Saturday, don't peek! ;)

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 1
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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

This gives a creature +1/+1 for each creature that goes to the graveyard. Could be annoyingly effective in a Pestilence type deck, but this suffers a double whammy from one problem - it requires creatures. Both a creature to put it on, and creatures to die to pump this up. Maybe in casual, where you had more time to pull this off and where creatures dominate, but in competitive constructed and limited, you'll want to do without.
Constructed - 1.25
Casual - 2
Limited - 1


* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002

Sadistic Glee
Killing is good for the wait...well, it's at least good for the creature that this card gets put on.  For every creature that dies the enchanted creature gets larger.  I can deal with that.  This card seems pretty good at face value.  Unfortunately, enchantments aren't that good for constructed play if they don't generate a useful effect immediately.
In casual play this is a super amazing card.  Creature die all over the place.  All you have to do is start preventing damage or countering spells to protect it and you are going to get one massive creature.
This seems like a decent card to take in limited play.  I can't say that I would take it amazingly early in a booster draft, but it still might make the cut in my deck.  It would be very situational honestly.
Constructed: 1.3
Casual: 4.8
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

 Sadistic Glee
Two cards to make a khabal ghoul isn't as good as having it built in,  but
still, this can render quite the fatty on occasion.  Something to go
infinite on a trampler makes it almost a consideration... if there weren't
creatures, again, with something similar built in already.
Constructed 2.4
Casual 3.3
Limited 3.2

Ray "Monk"
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)

Sadistic Glee


Creature enchantments require a lot of Good Stuff to be considered playable in todayís world. There is so much instant creature kill that more often than not, creature enchants become a 2 for 1 in your opponents favor. This one, although playable in some fun formats, is in the same boat. It gives you no immediate bonus, but at least the counters stay on the creature if it goes away. Just not worth it.


Casual: 3

Constructed: 1

Limited: 1


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years
Sadistic Glee

Almost all creature enchantments have the same vulnerabilities but I might make an exception and play this one. In a mono-black control deck this could be ridiculous. The mana cost is about as good as it gets.

Sadistic Glee is the perfect name because thatís what you can get when you kill your opponents creatures and your guy get bigger and bigger. Pretty soon the creature will get almost impossible to deal with. In limited you just have to get it out and wait and it can prove its self worth drafting. Pretty good across the board in all categories.

Constructed 3.25
Casual 3.5
Limited 3


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Sadistic Glee

An Enchant Creature that doesnít provide a substantial benefit right away doesnít make most people sit up and take note. Rancor was good. Armadillo Cloak was good. This is not. In the environments he can be used in (Types 1.x, 1.5, 1), itís weak or can simply be replaced with Khabal Ghoul, if you feel the need to use this ability.

Creatures die all the time in limited, trading in combat or whatnot. Occasionally, this card worked out and created a monster; more likely, the enchanted creature got dealt with and you lost both cards.

This seems pretty decent in group games. Sit back and let everyone else beat on each other while your guys with Glee and your Ghouls and whatnot become monsters. Then try to smoosh everyone.

Constructed: 1.0
Limited: 2.0
Casual: 2.5

Jeff Zand

4 Time Pro Tour

Sadistic Glee
Limited play expects a lot from any card that isn't either a creature or a
way to get rid of a creature. This creature enhancing enchantment was never
very appealing, and the format was a little too bounce and creature-kill
heavy to make much of this card. When you play a creature enchantment, you
need it to have an immediate impact, which this card does not have.

Sadistic Glee can be a strong Enchantment in decks that sacrifice creatures or pack a lot of creature removal. It can be broken but since it is an enchantment it is not the strongest possible card.

Constructed - It can strengthen many Black decks but having to build it up is a pain - 2.35

Limited - On a big enough creature it is attractive - 2.65

Casual - Great casual decks can abuse it - 2.75


Sadistic Glee

It combos nicely if you put this on an indestructible artifact then cast Wrath. But Iím honestly not sure if this is good in constructed so I wonít try.

In Casual, you can use this in Rock type decks to easily beef up one of your green creatures. Fun, fun.

I never played Tempest limited so I wonít try at that one either.

Casual: 3

Danny Tatro
Sadistic Glee
    I don't see this being a constructed card...
    In limited, however, I guess you could play this. It's no sinister strength, but if you had nothing better you could attempt to play this. Just beware that it is a creature enchantment, and tempest block was a pretty fast block. Unfortunetly my word on this block in limited isn't very good considering I've never really drafted it before.
Constructed - 1.0
Casual - 2.0
Limited - 2.0 
Sadistic Glee
I may have mentioned before, I like cool cards.  I dont care how crap they are or what card advatage they do or not generate.  If its quirky, I will play with it.  as such, I am a fan of creature enchantments.
I am a fan of this card.  The possibilty of a casual dck using this, an indestructable artifact creature and a wrath of god just makes me giggle!  SO hurrah!  yay for silly creature enchantments.  Sure, they don't stick atround, but they are cheaper!  My biggest problem with equipment is that it has seemed to replace creature enchantments, and I don't want to see that.
Constructed rating - 1 (I always assume this rating is for tournament players, and so yeah.  even if it was casual constructed like FNM, if you wnted to win, I wouldn't play this)
Limited rating - What's the rule?  Creatures = friends.  Bigger creatures = better friends. Enchanment that makes little creatures big, and big creatures bigger? Best friend.  5 (remember, low nuber of removal cards)
"I got to say glee in my head alot" rating - 10

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