Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Torment - Uncommon
2RR - Creature Barbarian - 3/3
- When Pardic Arsonist comes into play, it deals 3
damage to target creature or player.
2.42 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 3.77 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed February 4, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
believe Pardic Arsonist is one of the higher
tourny-worthy cards in the set. Torment
shows a vast
improvement in Sligh type cards. This one
in. Getting threshold should be little to no
for a deck running so much burn. In the
the next block drop, expect this card to
In limited, this is a solid choice. A medium
creature for a reasonable cost, that has a great
ability if you have threshold.
guy is something interesting. With all the
new mechanics, he can possibly get you a creature
with removal attached fairly easily. However
his casting cost IS a bit more hindering than that
of Flametongue Kavu. The double red could
pose problems from time to time. There
aren't as many creatures with a four toughness in
the newer sets, but it still won't be an FTK.
You aren't guaranteed that damage.
As for limited, I would take him for the simple
fact that if I am hard up for troops, a 3/3 guy is
nothing to complain about. Later in the game
though, the three damage could turn out to be
With it still being early, I am going to be a bit
hesitant to shred this card.
In red, a 3/3 for 4 with no special ability is not
really bad. In Odyssey
its actually rather above average. With an
ability that can be three to the
dome or kill basically any creature that's not
gold, it becomes really above
average. In Limited I'd basically always
play this guy if I was playing
red, and its a card I'd like to see. Easily
a 3.5 or 4. In Constructed,
its crap. 1.
Random Scrub: "Boy I sure do like FTK...
I just wish its 187 ability wasn't worthless
versus a creatureless deck."
WOTC: Tah Daaaaaah!!!
Tastes so good, Sligh is back. Actually,
this card might see some good use in Sligh
decks. Having a 3/3 than can dish 3 to the
dome ain't bad. It's not like SRB can't put
cards in their graveyards. Look for this
card to be very interesting in constructed.
I think some people are going to find a decent use
In limited, dealing damage is nice. 3/3
creatures are nice. This guy is pretty damn
Limited - 4
Arsonist- This is a solid card with a reasonable
casting cost which makes it a good choice in the
limited environment where 3/3 creatures are actually
considered big. The special ability of 3 damage for
essentially 1R puts him over the top in the current
block. In short this is a very draftable card. In
constructed his value fall considerably. His 4 cost
put him at the top end of the mana curve of most
fast beats deck like sligh and in R/G there are so
many other 4 drop options that I don't see him
making the cut. It is interesting to note the
similarity he has to the Flametongue Kavu.
Flametongue costs 3R for a 4/2 which deals 4 to
target creature whereas the Arsonist is a 3/3 for
2RR. So by requiring a stricter casting cost for
Arsonist ( R v RR) You lose a point of toughness,
gain a point of power, then lose a point of comes
into play damage but gain the ability to target a
creature. I am sure that there can be an endless
debate about which is better but to me it seems that
each creature works it's own way depending on the
metagame at the time.
Limited 3.5 Constructed 2.5
Congratulations to Steven from Austin for making his
first PTQ Top 8 Saturday and then winning the whole
thing...See you in Nice.
You know what I see when I look at this card - a
crappy variant of
Flametongue Kavu. I don't see it being
played much in constructed, OBC or
Type II, because it's Threshold dependent, and
that makes him kind of
pointless unless you have it. Plus,
Threshold can take a while to achive.
So, I give this thing a 1.5 in constructed,
because it's just not worth
playing in decks.... Flametongue is infinitly
better, even if this thing
hits players too.
In limited, he's okay, because he has size, and
her has a decent ability
which can be a nuisance if you have Threshold.
I give it a 3.5, and I'd say
that he's a 4 to 7 pick, because of his size, and
lack of a huge drawback.
In Limited, the Arsonist can be pretty good since
get both removal and a critter to attack with.
don't have Threshold, it's just another Hill
which can help round out the mana curve. In
Constructed it's not as good since there are
creatures out there that you could be using, such
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Arsonist is like Ghitu Slingers big brother. The
only problem is that you have to have threshold
to make it work, and much of what aggressive red
work is the cards that abuse flashback, leaving
very little in the graveyard to create
threshold. It's a very solid card for limited
though, and I would never cut it.
Bolt..............................on a stick.