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Vexing Susher

Reviewed May 28, 2008

Constructed: 3.57
Casual: 2.71
Limited: 2.57

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Vexing Shusher

This makes control decks cry.  And does very little else.  It's only playable in Limited because it's a 2/2 for two mana in red or green.  In constructed, it's probably sideboard tech.

Constructed- 2.5

Casual- 2.5

Limited- 3


Wednesday - Vexing Shusher

This is no doubt a good card, but right now, where does it fit in? The traditional U/W (or similar) control deck that pops up every Standard season missed the memo this time, as the tribal decks and Reveillark combo are the primary decks dominating Standard right now. In Extended, you have Counterbalance, but that deck has other ways to deal with this guy. Still, he will slow down Counterbalance at any rate, so he might see some Extended play. In Standard, however, don't bother right now.

In limited, he's a 2/2 with an ability that probably won't matter much. He's OK, but nothing special.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vexing Shusher
Thankfully for all of us who like aggro and combo decks, permission is mostly dead in tournament Magic as is, with the last holdout being Counterbalance in Extended and Legacy. As such, Vexing Shusher is a very powerful card without a huge amount to do. He will be played as a measure against Counterbalance and I expect he will be somewhat effective, though his fragility will come into play (watch out for Vedalken Shackles!).
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
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Vexing Shusher

This card is great.  Goblin's have a great new weapon in this one for all formats.  Goblins could always get a rush against counter decks in the past but then would struggle after the 3rd turn to finish the job.  This makes third turn on as good as the first couple.  Being a counter player, I hate this card.  However, I must say it does what it needs to do very well.  Even in limited it is a 2/2 for 2.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002

Vexing Shusher
If you're in green and red, unless your deck is heavily themed (like Elves or something), then you're at least sideboarding this. It's a 2/2 for 2 mana which isn't bad, and it completely hoses counter magic to the point it's very difficult for any deck with counter magic to win if it cannot kill this. It's essential for any combo deck because it's likely playable due to the fact that is spans across two colours, and it costs cheap enough such that it doesn't take much mana away for performing the combo.
Constructed: 3.9/5, so close to a 4, but not all red/green decks run this
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2.5/5


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Vexing shusher - Wednesday

This may sound a bit contradictory; I like this card a lot, but feel that it's still overrated.  I like it's uses.  I like it's cost.  It a good defensive card.  You might even main deck it at times and not feel bad about it.  At the same time though, the price on this guy is much higher than it need to be.  I'd expect this guy to eventually settle down around $5-6.  It's definitely a quality card though.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2

Wednesday 5-28-08

Vexing Shusher


Constructed: A lot of hype over this card and I have not seen it used yet. Not very many counter decks around my area right now. A 2/2 for two is ok, with it's ability makes it very good against control decks if they have no way to remove him from play.


Casual: It's a goblin shaman. Everybody likes goblins. It can go into any green and red deck with goblins in it. Goblin players will try him out.


Limited: Not a whole lot of control magic in Shadowmoor, so there is not much use for him and his ability.


Overall a over hype card that will see a lot of play in older formats and Extended.


Constructed 4

Casual 3

Limited 2



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