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Plague Belcher
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 Plague Belcher
- Amonkhet

Reviewed May 1, 2017

Constructed: 4.13
Casual: 4.37
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Plague Belcher
 
I'm not sure how they expect us to think of the forced -1/-1 counters as any kind of drawback when the Belcher itself has an ability that cares when something dies. When you add the possibility of embalming something later on, he could be a pretty reliable 5/4 for three mana (which sets kind of a bad precedent in itself, if you think about it) and a very powerful card to combo with anything that counts or removes counters. Just watch out for Kulrath Knight in the older formats.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

James H.

Plague Belchet (5/1)

 

This might be part of the Zombie tribal support that the deck needed to get in Amonkhet to be relevant in Standard. On its own, it’s a 3/2 with menace, but another creature on board makes Plague Belcher potentially a 5/4 with menace for 3 mana. And if you kill a Zombie to Plague Belcher’s effect, you start bleeding them out. It’s not awful on an empty board, but any bit of sacrificial fodder (or -1/-1 counter removal) makes the Belcher more brutal.

 

Even if Zombies aren't a deck in Standard, this is costed well enough to make an impact. If they are, this guy, I feel, will be a huge part of the deck's success.

 

Constructed: 4.25

Casual: 4.75

Limited: 5

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4


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