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Cemetery Puca

Reviewed April 30, 2008

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.00
Limited: 2.00

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Wednesday - Cemetery Puca

A really, really bad version of Body Double with the added "bonus" that it can re-shapeshift into something else if you want to. Unfortunately, this has to be in play before it can even become anything, and then you have to kill off one of their creatures before you can even shapeshift this. This is just too situational for me to recommend playing, and even when you do manage to pull it off, it might not be worth it. Just play Body Double instead.

In limited, still not that good, because you have to get it into play before you nuke their big creature, and until then all it is is a highly overcosted body.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cemetery Puca
I'd say this was the fixed version of Volrath's Shapeshifter if I didn't have a vague feeling it was going to cause some rule problems of its own in the future. Seeing as it specifically wants creatures to go to graveyards, unlike Vesuvan Shapeshifter, it's going to be quite difficult to play. But I'm sure someone will try and find a way.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
The Missing Linc

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Cemetery Puca

I usually like shapeshifters.  This may be one of the few I don't think really cuts the mustard.  For 3 with an ability that you need to pay for and only can be triggered when creatures hit the yard "from play", it would need a better P/T ratio to make the cut.  I just can't see it.  In limited, seeing as so many creatures do hit the yard, it may deserve a little more attention.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 3

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Cemetery Puca

It only copies dead creatures, and dead creatures are dead because they either bad, or that they're overwhelmed. Copying something like that makes no sense, so this card is just bad.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1.5/5


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Wednesday - Cemetary Puca

I had the good fortune of playing this guy in a money draft over the weekend (well we actually played for cab fare from the venue we were at), and the card was interesting. It was dominant, but it was definitely a card that my opponents had to worry about and focus on.

I'm not sure if it has any room in constructed play. It is cheaper than most other shapeshifters and that's one of the things that makes it stand out. It also doesn't get to copy anything immediately. It needs another creature to die first and you have to keep an extra mana open.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4

Cemetery Puca

            A constructed dud. This card seems strictly worse than Body Double since you don’t get to abuse come-into-play effects.

            In limited, this card has the potential to be great as long as something else amazing dies. Not a bomb by any stretch but could make the cut.


Constructed: 1

Casual: 1

Limited: 2

Miguel Cemetery Puca

Constructed: 3 for a 1/2 is okay and it can be played in either blue, black, or any combination. The ability can be usefull. Changing into a dying creature is very interesting idea. You will have to be able to kill creatures that you what it to become. So it will find a nich somewhere.

Casual: Don't really know how the casual crowd around here will do with it. I am sure someone will like it and use it for fun.

Limited: Not a very high pick in both sealed and draft. I see a good use for it when one of your creatures with perists dies and it can die and come back and become a different creature, and do some other weird stuff with it.

This card I do not really have any ideas on right at this time, maybe sometime in the furture.
Have fun.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 2


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