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Rathi Trapper
Planar Chaos

Reviewed February 01, 2007

Constructed: 1.87
Casual: 1.75
Limited: 3.87

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* Game Store Owner

Rathi Trapper

Not impressed. In limited, this card is amazing. In constructed, it's poo.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 5


Rathi Trapper

Repeatable tap effects have always been powerful due to their ability to remove a creature from contention without simply killing a creature-- their strength lies in the ability to adapt to a changing board and tap whichever creature poses the biggest problem this turn, while possibly tapping a different creature next turn. They've always been strong, but then they've always been white or blue, two colors that have difficulty actually killing creatures. Black is perfectly capable of slaughtering entire armies, so I have my doubts whether or not a tapper will be of any use. Of course, in limited, your removal is scarce and you need tempo to win, so you'll play this and be grateful for the opportunity.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 3.5

KC MetroGnome

Rathi Trapper

This is a card I am not sad to see pop up in my limited card pool. Is it as good as black's usual removal? Maybe not, but the ability to hold back the biggest threat (from attacking and from blocking) while keeping it out of the graveyard so it can't be copied or revived is nice. It's one of those cards that must be dealt with, but everyone hates to drop their removal spell on a lowly 1/2 creature. Probably not going to see much play in constructed or in casual, though.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 1
Limited - 4


Rathi Trapper

A black Master Decoy. Yawn. Master Decoy hardly sees play, so why should this? Maybe, *maybe* in MBC, but I'd think it has better choices than this. If you need a creature tapper, run Master of Impediments. Sorry for the short review, but there's better cards for this job. At least he's a rebel.

In casual, uh, I guess if you ever needed a black Master Decoy...

In limited, creature control is not a bad thing.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 3
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