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Vendilion Clique

Reviewed January 31, 2008

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.50

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Vendilion Clique

Well, a 3/1 with flash and flying for only three mana is pretty powerful. But what about that ability? It's not really hand disruption, since your opponent can draw a card to replace whatever you knock out of their hand, but it does at least let you see their hand and maybe break up a combo they were going for (or maybe not) or deny them whatever combat trick you think they may have (or maybe not). The high power and flash suggests that this is best used during combat, as a surprise blocker and psuedo-counterspell for whatever combat trick you suspect of them, or as an EOT surprise smack in the face for 3.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vendilion Clique

Remember Venarian Glimmer from Planar Chaos? No, of course you don't. I was the only one who ever liked that card, I think. Apparently the Duress ability still hasn't left blue entirely even now that the time stream has been put back together; like Venarian Glimmer, there's a drawback of sorts. I think the Vendilion Clique might actually be playable, to be honest, simply because they're a three-power creature with flying and flash. The pseudo-Duress is almost gravy, but statistically it should work out in your favor half the time or thereabouts, and even more often in limited (less consistent decks).

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Vendillion Clique

3/1 flashy flier for 3 mana isn't bad, but you also get to see the opponent's hand and disrupt it a bit. Opponent goes get to draw a card but trading a good card for almost always a worse card is still good, and it's pretty overpowered it the opponent doesn't draw a card.

In limited, fliers are always good, and stealing bombs is too. The 1 toughness makes it killable by almost anything though.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 3/5

Thursday's card is Vendillion Clique. For three mana, you get a 3/1 with Flash and Flying, plus the ability to choose a card from the opponent's hand and put it on the bottom, then they draw a card. The only real downsides to this card are the card drawing for the effect and the fact it is a Legendary creature so you may not want to run more than two or even one. It can work for Faerie or Wizard tribal perhaps, maybe even a Blue deck.


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