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Ghost-Lit Stalker
Saviors of Kamigawa

Reviewed August 19, 2005

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Ghost-Lit Stalker

This card is very powerful, but not likely to stick around long enough in a booster draft or sealed deck game in order to deliver much help for your side. By the time you have enough mana to tap out and make your opponent discard two cards, your opponent will have either used all the cards in his hand or found a way to destroy your Stalker. Constructed play is where this card shines the most. Disrupting Scepter was a main stay of control decks many years ago. Control players happily tapped four mana and their Scepter (at Sorcery speed) to cause their opponent to discard a single card.

Ghost-Lit Stalker only costs one more mana (a black mana, though) to make your opponent discard TWO cards. Very powerful in the right control deck.



Ghost-Lit Stalker

In limited, this card is much better than it appears at first glance. Because it's a realistically costed 1/1 for 1 mana, it doesn't really hurt to have it in play. Then, when you get to 5+ mana, it really is nice when you don't have another use for your mana. Used with the Black Honden or other discard effects from the block, and it can really hurt your opponent. In casual, it could work with a discard themed deck.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3
Limited - 3.5

Phoenix Tamer

Ghost-Lit Stalker

Ghost-Lit Stalker is kinda funny, that in it's easy to bring out first turn,
but its other effects cost quite a bit. Great for spirit decks i see it with
an effects that if you can afford it, can really disrupt your opponets hand.
The channel ability is kinda unique i think in that yes it's expensive mana
wise, but nontheless really a disputer hand wise. What it really is, is a Waking
Nightmare on a stick, except it's a little more expensive, but you can use the
effect over and over again.

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