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Riptide Pilferer
Planar Chaos

Reviewed February 09, 2007

Constructed: 2.3
Casual: 3.06
Limited: 3.06

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Riptide Pilferer

This didn't get a lot of play when it was black, but in an environment full of impressive blue morphs and Ixidron, it could catch on. This would be interesting to bluff as a Brine Elemental or Willbender or something. And it might even hit for a card once. Not twice, mind you.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3.2
Limited- 2.7

KC MetroGnome

Riptide Pilferer

A very nice card. Especially if you can somehow give it evasion. If your opponent can't block it, this card becomes a must-handle. And, being in blue, there are ways to protect it (and force it through, in many cases). However, the target on this thing's head is almost as big as the one on Wellwisher. As a result of that, and the fact that card slots would have to be dedicated to actually getting it through unblocked, I don't expect it to see a lot of play.

Constructed - 2+
Casual - 4-
Limited - 3


Riptide Pilferer

Finally to end the week we get Headhunter's blue cousin. Headhunter was cool, and honestly, so is this guy. However, Headhunter fits better into a black deck than a blue one, as black can go aggro much more effectively than blue can. Still, in multicolor decks (do I smell U/B?), this guy can be handy as he comes down quick style.

In casual, you'd probably be better off with Headhunter and a black deck.

In limited, it's a morph and it hits their hand. I would snatch this up and expect to play it if I were blue, as it is uncommon just like Headhunter. All in all a great 2 or 3 drop.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 3.5
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