A good card in the Cruel Control and Reveillark
decks, but as those two decks haven't seen as
much play over the last month or so, the
popularity of this card has dropped slightly. It
is still quite good in the B/W decks though.
He's basically like Ravenous Rats but better,
even though they get the card back if they kill
him. He's also an artifact, so artifact removal
can take him down. If you're in the colors
though this is a great card to maindeck because
of the hand disruption.
Good in limited too, if you're playing Esper.
Take their best card and make it a non-factor
for long enough to gain control over the game.
Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 3.5
I love disruptive effects attached to creatures.
Hypnotic Specter is an all-time favorite of
mine, Riptide Pilferer a newer favorite, and I
even came around to Magus of the Moon after
initially doubting him in a format full of
Pyroclasms. Tidehollow Sculler is rapidly making
his way onto that list, too. He's best against
combo decks which have less ability to remove
him, but he's decent everywhere; he just
requires a little more thought to use than
Castigate. I can't stress enough how much a
well-aimed Duress effect plus an extra attacker
is able to swing the game.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
2 mana for 2/2 body and Thoughtsieze? Yes
please. Well, they get the card back if it dies,
but this is obviously very awesome. If you can't
see why, I'm sure some other reviewer can tell
Nice idea, but it dies to easily. Rather use
some other form off discard or removed from the
game, like Thoughsize, Unmake, etc.
Can be annoyning with the right deck.
I am up in the air with this one. The white
black makes it hard, but you get to see you
opponents hand and it gives you valuable
information on what they are playing. Not really
a high pick.
Overall a interesting card that some players
like, but not me.
school gets out for Christmas break today. (Wonderfull!)
The new Mesmeric Fiend with
added P/T. The WB cost isn't really an issue
with todays manabases and the added P/T is
definatly worth it. I don't really see a deck
that can make good use of this at the moment,
the reason Mesmeric Fiend was good was because
it could disrupt combo decks that couldn't
remove it. Today we have thoughsieze to fill
that role. I can see it casual WB aggro decks
however and in limited it can remove key cards
from opponents hand.
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