This card gained its renown in Vintage for its
one-shot kill combo with Grindstone. But outside
of Vintage? Well, it lets you run off color
creatures and still get the bonus from your
Liege, but that's about it. Good in Limited,
where you might have to do that, but in
Constructed, unless your comboing it with
something like Luminesce or Karplusan Strider--
and that just screams jank combo-- you'd be
better off just building your deck so that all
your cards are already the same color.
Don't quote me on this, but there may be more
cards that look at colors in some way than that
care about anything else in Magic. As such,
there may be more uses for Painter's Servant
than almost anything else in Magic. Persecute?
Ouch. Chaotic Backlash? Nasty. White Knight?
Apparently he's invincible. Grindstone? That's a
first-tier deck in competitive Vintage.
This little Scarecrow need some friends to play
with in standard.
The Scarecrow craze has worn off. But it
somebody will awake the sleeping giants.
Well hell's bells. It looks like a another draft
is in order. Will he work?
Overall one of the best new combo spell to come
Thursday - Painter's Servant
The one card that started a few new archetypes
in the scary format of vintage. It's obvious
power with millstone allows it to mill your
opponent's deck. It's also great in limited
where all the god auras want colors. Not to
mention the little known interaction with Teysa,
orzhov scion for board clearing. Can be fun in
casual if you have cards that work with it. Not
doing a whole lot in other formats beyond
vintage. The one white weenie backlash deck is
not good enough to just run vengeant lark.
Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4
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