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Deathmist Raptor
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 Deathmist Raptor
- Dragons of Tarkir

Reviewed April 3, 2015

Constructed: 4.17
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.00

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Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Deathmist Raptor which is a three mana Green
3/3 with Deathtouch, Megamorph for five, and whenever a permanent you control is turned face up you may return the Raptor from grave to the battlefield face up or face down.  A three mana 3/3 with Deathtouch and a revive effect is very solid and will definitely see play in current formats, though the Megamorph cost of two extra mana is a bit more situational and less likely to be used.  Supported with other Morph cards, Den Protector in particular, this has quite a bit of potential card advantage and may become a viable competitive build.
In Limited this is a strong first pick in Booster as an efficient 3/3 with a combat effect and the revive option is very useful and easily supported in the format.  In Sealed the double Green could be a minor drawback, though if splashed the Megamorph cost only requires one Green.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Deathmist Raptor
From what I've seen (I haven't yet done exhaustive testing by any means), the Tarkir block's morphs don't quite have the Exalted Angel problem where there's one card that's far and away the most likely to be seen face down on a battlefield. As such, I think there's a good chance of making a deck that turns Deathmist Raptor into an unkillable monstrosity while not relying on cards you wouldn't be playing otherwise. Of course, you could always just use it as a 3/3 with deathtouch for three mana, which is very, very strong in itself - the fact that the Raptor has facets beyond that makes it simply amazing.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Deck Garage
Deathmist Raptor
Meet my newest addition to green devotion. Early game, he’s a 3/3 with deathtouch for 3 mana. Right on curve, and is annoying to block or attack into, whatever your situation might be. Later in the game, play him with his Megamorph (one of the worst mechanic names ever) ability and make him a little bigger. Then, flip Rattleclaw Mystic or a manifest created by Whisperwood Elemental, and bring him right back! It’s cheap, it’s versatile, it’s resilient…it’s effective.
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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