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Reaper King

Reviewed July 23, 2008

Constructed: 2.40
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 2.75

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Reaper King

Oh, it's powerful.  The real question is, are there enough powerful Scarecrows for a deck to be built around it?  And with the existence of changelings, I'd say the answer is yes.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Reaper King
Scarecrows seem like a minor tribe, but there are a few decent cheap ones like Heap Doll and Lurebound Scarecrow, plus a few bigger, swingier ones like Scarecrone and Wicker Warcrawler. (And yes, changelings. I'm so tired of those things.) His abilities are really powerful if your deck has a way to take advantage of them, and he's never been easier to play with the number of multilands now in existence. He's even good in limited - every god aura turns him into an unstoppable killing machine.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Reaper King

In a devoted scarecrow deck, this guy is the king (as per his name).  However, seeing as scarecrows are so far few and between (except in block) this guy should really have not been a legend.  However, I can see how it might get broken pretty quick vindicating two per round if you ever got two kings out. 

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 1 (too mana intensive)

Wednesday July 23

Reaper King


Two days left for Eventide.


Constructed: Scarecrows are here to stay for awhile. They have their King like everyone else. But in Standard or Block not fast enought to keep up with the big boys.


Casual: Everybody needs to make a Scarecrow deck. And they have to try out the King. Just once in your Magic lifetime.


Limited: It is a great card for Sealed or Draft. He can fit into any deck and you do not have to run 5 colors to turn him out on turn five. Don't underestimate the Scarecrows.


Overall a fun card to play around with. I busted one from my prizes at the Shadowmoor PreRelease and right away I built a Standard deck with the King. It runs five colors, but everytime he hits play I do not have any Scarecrows to play or draw any to blow up their stuff. Maybe I will run a Tinker deck with Scarecrows and their King. HA!


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 4


Have a wonder day.



Aethereal Wednesday - Reaper King

This is nice because you don't have to be playing 5-color to get him out, but then he gets more expensive that way. I personally wouldn't bother playing him unless you know you can get him out reliably at a cost of 6. He's a pretty powerful card, since he turns all your scarecrows into walking Vindicates. I don't think scarecrows, as a whole, are powerful enough to make the grade in constructed though. 5-color has better things to do with its mana these days.

In limited, you'll probably end up paying 8 for him, which is kind of steep, but he's pretty powerful (especially if you can draft a bunch of scarecrows) so I'd probably take him.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 3

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