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Creature - Spirit

R, Sacrifice a creature: Scorched Rusalka
deals 1 damage to target creature
or player.


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Scorched Rusalka
Guildpact Preview

Reviewed January 11, 2006

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 2

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Scorched Rusalka

This is a card that may not look very good at first, but once you start looking at the practical uses of it things start looking up. It's cheap to play. It also allows you to sacrifice ANY creature, not just itself. This means it can be used awesomely well in the late stages of a game. And in limited play, this card is sure to be a hit. Casual players won't likely be a huge fan of this card though.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 4

The Antman

Scorched Rusalka - Uncommon- Guildpact

Scorched Rusalka - R
Creature - Spirit
R, Sacrifice a creature: Scorched Rusalka deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

hey guys, I only have like 2 minutes till school so sorry if this is a short, choppy review

Rusalka reminds me of a maybe even better version of frostling, because of the ability to just sac your army and kill a creature OR your opponet. Infact Rusalka (IMO) is the best card in its cycle (thoughtpicker witch, ect..). what makes him better than the otherones is his just simply better ability. I see this guy being big in limited, and may even see some use in constructed

constructed- 3/5 not totally useless, but there might be better cards
limited- 4/5 a great card, cheep creature with a good response to spot removal
casual- 2/5 meh nothing too fun about him

Jordan Kronick

Scorched Rusalka - The Rusalka cycle seems reminiscent of so many other one-mana creatures that have come before them. Whether the creatures are Kami or Ravnican Spirits or whatever, they all have tiny little effects. I'm really not too impressed by the most recent incarnations. The Scorched Rusalka might be the best of the bunch, but that's not saying much. The token theme that carried so strongly in Ravnica is somewhat lessened in Guildpact. There won't be as many creatures to sacrifice, but I'm sure these will still have an effect. Don't draft them as high picks, but make sure you remember that they exist.

Stitch in Time - Oh man. Here we go. All of the flavor background info for the Izzet says that they've got some crazy random effects going on. And here's a prime example. Three mana is not much, and you get a 50/50 shot at taking another turn. How great is that? Well, I guess it's not that great.
I'm sure there will be a rash of people playing Krark's Thumb based Izzet decks for a while in the casual tables around the world, but don't expect this one to show up on the tournament scene or even in draft decks. I might run this as my 23rd card if I've got very little else going for me. After all - it might work.

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind - I'm here to spoil the flavor text of Niv-Mizzet for you. The text is “(Z–>)90║ – (E–N▓W)90║t = 1”. Turn that on it's side...
and it spells something that should have been obvious to begin with.
Anyway, aside from the creative flavor text (how's that going to translate into other languages, anyway? Especially ones without Roman alphabets?), Niv-Mizzet is a house. Any blue deck worth it's salt is packing a certain number of card draw effects. In recent times these often take the form of Thirst for Knowledge type effects that draw and then discard. Niv likes those just fine. Now matter how many cards you're discarding, you still get to do damage for all those you drew. Expect this to be a first pick beyond any other consideration in Guildpact drafting. The casting cost is very reasonable and even when you're not playing weird drawing tricks with him, he's still a 4/4 flyer. Good dragon.


Scorched Rusalka

A creature you definitely do not want to see sitting on the board across from you. Because it only costs 1 mana, it fits in very well with quick burn decks. It makes each creature a threat to finish off an opponent. Very solid in any format.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
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