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Wormfang Newt
Judgment - Commons

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.63 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.03 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed August 13, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Mason
Peatross

This Week's Card Selector

The problem with the Newt is that he sets your mana back a turn, and in
limited, that's deadly. In Constructed, there's no need. You'd never play
this guy over Coral merfolk, and that's why he's rated so low.
Limited: 2
Constructed: 1


Andrew Chapman

Wormfang Newt is a perfect example of how good blue's
creatures should be.  To get what others would
consider a quality creature (a 2/2 for 2 mana), blue
has to have a drawback.  This drawback is worse than
the Phantom Whelp's drawback, but neither are very
favorable.

In Limited, if you need a cheap creature for your
color combination, this may fit, but it would seem
something went way wrong before this point if you need
to play it.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2


Scott
Gerhardt

 

Bears are nice, and this card might could see play in a low-casting, suicidal limited deck.  Unfortunately, that's not usually blue's job, so it seldom works.

In constructed, unless you have some weird combo with him, there are better alternatives.

Constructed - 1.5
Limited - 2
Current Price - $.20

Alex
Hockey

This card has a pretty serious drawback if you ask me.
No fast deck wants to lose a land this early. Also,
the "blue skies" archetype is pretty dead anyway due
to the loss of alternate casting cost spells. I'll
give this guy a 2 in constructed.

I just wouldn't play him in limited, for the same
reasons as above. A 2.


Fletcher
Peatross

Wormfang Newt, Worfang poop, same thing.  If not the worst, one of the
bottom worst Wormfangs.  A 1 in Constructed, a 1.5 in Limited.


Rob
Lawing

 

2/2s for 2 mana are usually good and called "bears".  This one does not
deserve to be called a bear, and in fact, I call it "bad".  Setting
yourself back a turn for a "bear" is only asking how quickly your opponent
wants to pound your head in.  The drawback is horrible in all formats.

Rating:
Constructed: 1.25
Limited: 1.25

Michael
Garten

Wormfang Newt is clearly not an ideal creature.  It has few uses in type
two, or odyssey block, considering it directly damages tempo.  The Newt
basically reads "1U, 2/2, When this comes into play sacrifice a land."
Thus, this card is a bear with a major drawback, and should not be used.  I
give it a 1.5 in constructed, a 2 in limited.


Judge Bill

A strong creature. It has power and toughness each equal to the converted
mana cost, which is getting harder and harder to find these days. The
drawback is that you have to give up a land for as long as it stays in play.
Blue doesn't have very many aggro creatures, and with the removal of most of
the good counterspells come November 1, Blue might see a change in strategy.

In limited, you generally take creatures whenever you can get them. beats
down early, and is a good blocker later. Most limited decks will run 17+
land, so losing one is usually not an issue.

Constructed: 2.8 (projected 3.5+ in November)
Limited: 3.5
 

 

 

 

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