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Defiler of Souls
Alara Reborn

Reviewed May 6, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Defiler of Souls

I'm really impressed by Paul Bonner's art contributions for the Alara block - this is exactly what you imagine a demon would look like if you took a photograph of it. Abyss effects are never anything to laugh at, whether they belong to Zzzyxas or are attached to a giant demon. Although the Defiler can be a little hit and miss in limited because of the presence of powerful multicolored creatures like Tidehollow Sculler, Apocalypse Hydra, and Marisi's Twinclaws, he's sure to frustrate many opponents in many games.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
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Defiler of Souls

Someone is going to love this card. Just not me. To make this viable, you really need a deck designed around it. At 6 mana it is not going to win you the game. However, in a multiplayer deck, with just the right creature base (all multicolored creatures) this may see some play. Can't see it being worth the cost in a duel deck, even a casual one. In limited, at least it is an effective beatstick.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3




Defiler of Souls


Constructed: A big flying Demon for 6 mana is okay, but it would only hurt some single colored decks or decks that rely on one or two creatures to win. Do not see him in any serious standard or block decks.


Casual & Multiplayer: This can really keep alot of tribal decks in check in multiplayer games, but you become the big red target.


Limited: He flies and is not to expensive. But for Shards limited his ability is not that great. And he is mythic too.


Overall a fun mythic rare for more of the casual and multiplayer games.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 3




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