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Future Sight

Reviewed April 30, 2007

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 3.83
Limited: 4.58

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Tombstalker - Monday

This guy looks like a gimmicky card at first, but he could be a real threat. It's possible that late in the game you could be getting a 5/5 flier for BB. That's nothing to sneak at. It's good enough that it might even make appearances in multiple formats. More than anything, it's a creature gives you a shot at playing black in Standard play.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 5


How early could you get this into play? With a Gemstone Caverns and an Exhume, you can put a Golgari Grave-Troll into your graveyard on your opponent's turn and replace your very first draw with Dredge 6. Then you play a Swamp, and remove all 6 cards in your graveyard to get a 5/5 flier on turn 1. There's a reason Exhume is banned in every freakin' format. This might be too, if someone can break it. Psychatog/Ichorid decks in Extended have pioneered filling your graveyard fast, so tose techniques could be used for a fast 5/5. In Standard, this may go into Dredge decks, or maybe a few cheap instants and sorceries will help this out on turn 5. I guess mono-black control could ride this to victory. In casual it might be a force, and in Limited it's a finisher that will usually cost about 5 or 6 mana. all around, not bad at all.
Constructed- 4
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 4
David Fanany Tombstalker

This is a very interesting card. It's not exactly cheap, but it provides a very tempting way to reduce the cost you pay. Considering that even with the rise in graveyard-centered strategies, including dredge and flashback, most cards are still basically useless when they reach your graveyard, it's also mostly pain-free. Tombstalker is very effective in limited, and I think it will be just as effective in constructed if a suitable black control deck appears.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
The Missing Linc Tombstalker

This has the potential to be a very powerful constructed card. While 8 may be a high price to pay for a 5/5 flyer. I think most will likely shoot for getting this out early through dredge mechanics, a sacrifice heavy deck, or other single card means. Heck, this even goes great in a reanimator deck. If you are not getting that reanimator spell but have this guy handy, well a 5/5 on an early turn can be a nuisance that must be gotten rid of. I like it.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

Now this is one of the cards that I'm excited about in future sight. Lets' break it down by section:

Constructed: It's a cheap body, usually. It's very good here, in my opinoin. 5/5 for potentially as low as BB is worth a look at.

Casual: Same as above.

Limited: Same as above, but, I'd even pay the 8 for it here.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
PsychoAnime Before I start with this card, I want to make a correction for my review on
Imperiosaur. I stated Indrik Stomphowler had the same stats but it's actually a
4/4 whereas Imperiosaur is a 5/5. This obviously makes Imperiosaur better than
I thought but I still think it's only going to be played for casual.

If Tombstalker is played with 5 mana, then you got yourself a good deal. This
means you got to have 3 cards in your graveyard.

In standard, I could see that happening but not as often as I would like it
to be. Careful Consideration could signlehandedly dump 3 cards into the
graveyard but to play Tomstalker next turn, you'll need UU and BB. That's a
heavy mana commitment. G/B Dredge can get this out pretty quickly so maybe it
can find a home there.

In extended, fetchlands can make this faster but it'll still be pretty slow
compared to the current decks being played. I still think someone will use this
effectively though...

In casual, getting 3 cards in the graveyard isn't hard at all and I'm pretty
sure a 5/5 flier that can come out early has to appeal to someone. Discard
spells on turn 1, 2, 3 and 4 followed by this on turn 5 could easily seal a

In limited, this is big, although getting it cheap can be hard.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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