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Cold-Eyed Selkie

Reviewed September 29, 2008

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 2.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cold-Eyed Selkie
I love, love, love creatures that draw cards on combat damage. For the better part of a decade I only had Ophidian and Thieving Magpie to play with, but now you could build a whole deck where all the creatures had the same combat ability. Cold-Eyed Selkie is one of the most evasive of the entire class, and I like the fact that the card draw scales with its power (Loxodon Warhammer, anyone?). In these days of Reflecting Pool, there are somewhat fewer Islands around than there usually are, but against the right deck, the Selkie can still be very strong.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002

Cold Eyed Selkie
This card has a ridiculously big target and an equally ridiculous small body. That means it's not going to last very long. I might as well play the cephalid guy who bounces things for each damage dealt instead (sorry, forgot the name but it's in 10th ed) which has the same hard to fulfill condition of actually hitting for damage but a more gamebreaking effect. Granted, this is a Merfolk which means it can potentially gain Islandwalk, but there are a ton of Merfolks better than this.
In casual, you can play both the Cephalid guy and this in conjunction to the blue instant that grants 4/4 flying and changeling in Lowryn (sorry forgot the name again) for uber pain.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1.5/5


Monday 9-29-08

Cold-Eyed Selkie


Construction: Great card when going against a blue base deck. Other than that it is not so great(sucks). 1/1 makes it easy to kill. It is a bad copy of Shadowmage Infiltrator. Still with the new standard comming up, blue green decks could use it in their sideboard.


Casual: Great card, but still the size does matter.


Limited: Blue green is a great two color combo. If your opponent is playing blue that this card is a bomb. Other than that you will have to draft some form of invasion for this critter. Would not let this critter deal damage to me will chump block to get it off of the board.


Overall this card is cool but not great.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3

BeJose Cold-Eyed Selkie 1 (G/U)(G/U)
Creature - Merfolk Rogue
Whenever Cold-Eyed Selkie deals combat damage to a player, you may draw that many cards.
Eh, Im just not sold on this card to tell the truth. Lots of people were saying how great its going to, Ophidian V.3 etc, but it hasn't really lived up to the hype. However now with shards more people are going to be running islands (maybe not with all the non-basics running around) so maybe it could see a place in some aggro-control decks. Cute with power enhancing effects, favour of the overbeing etc.
In multiple someone is going to be playing with islands and I'm sure they wont get to annoyed with you pinging them.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 2/5

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