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Soul Swallower
- Shadows Over Innistrad

Reviewed March 25, 2016

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 2.5
Commander [EDH]: 3

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David Fanany

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Soul Swallower
Let's be honest: this card is never going to be in a deck that doesn't have at least four different card types. That makes it effectively a 6/6 for four mana on its first attack step, with the threat of even more growth to follow. That is the sort of card that ends games in very short order, although the timing of the +1/+1 counter additions means that your opponent has quite a bit of time to make a gameplan and to react accordingly. That may keep it out of the top tiers for tournament Magic, but those stats and the amount of support in older sets for all parts of its design mean that it will certainly find a niche, and do so well.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Soul Swallower
a 3/3 trample for 4 is boring. a late game 3/3 trample for 4 that doubles in strength a turn after casting and only gets stronger from there is attention grabbing. If anything, it's a distraction from other stuff you're planning. Is that all it's good for? no, but it's something. Not the biggest or the best, but it's something worth considering, at least for fun.
Constructed: 3
Limited: 5
Casual: 4
Multi: 2
EDH: 3

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