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Torment - Rare
1UU - Creatre Merfolk Legend - 1/3
Target player puts the top three cards of his or
her library into his or her graveyard.
Limited: 3.47 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed February 12, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
can't decide if this is a millstone that attacks
or a threshold enabler. I guess he's both,
especially in Limited. Get you threshold, then
work on decking your opponent. The fact that
it's not a "tap" effect must end the
game very quickly if they can't remove him. As
for constructed, Legends rarely make it to the
big time, especially when they don't tap to deal
type 2 and Odessey block, you'll give your
opponent threshold and possibly some flashback
cards, and you probably still won't deck them in
time. In extended, you'll trigger your
opponent's Gaea's Blessing. You could use it
on yourself, but there's better ways to fill your
the advent of threshold getting cards into the
graveyard early has become a source of strength
for many decks. The Ambassador not only helps
attain threshold earlier but could be combined
with various blue card drawers to mill away
unneeded cards such as extra lands. He also
functions offensively as a millstone for your
opponent. I have seen many games, particularly in
limited where decking an opponent became an
unplanned road to victory. This card will see play
in both constructed and limited.
3.5 until the broken combo with this guy emerges.
Laquatus is an interesting card in a few
ways. First of all, it continues WotC's
making decking a viable strategy. Secondly,
creature, it can kill you 2 ways, each completely
seperate in this case. If Traumatize hasn't
up the level of Millstone decks, then no creature
(which can easily be killed) is going to do it
In Limited, he provides a solid body with a
ability. I would still definately think of
ambassadar is a very interesting card. In
some ways it is VERY fragile. However, in
others, it can be very potent. The casting
cost seems about fair for this card.
Unfortunately, I don't see it getting a ton of
In limited this card is worth taking. With
your opponents only having 40 cards, it's a strong
possibility that you can deck them.
is taking some time off for some personal family
Laquatus gives us control players the "deck
you" option for Odyssey Block. It does
what it does very effectively considering there is
no Tap symbol in the activation cost. This
means you could "mill" away tons of
cards all in one turn later in games if you have
access to alot of mana. While this ability
may seem superior to the traditional Millstone...
Laquatus is much more fragile since it's a
creature and thus easier for the opponent to deal
with than an Artifact.
I'd think seriously about using this in Limited if
I was heavy into Blue. Early on Laquatus can
help me achieve Threshold and later on could
quickly deck the opponent who's running only a 40
Broken. In limited, take it. They only
have 40 cards and very limited removal. This
guy resolving turns the game into a race.
The ability to block bears while doing some
serious damage to your opponent's library.
This thing is Millstone on crack.
In constructed, you build around this guy the same
way you built around Millstone. You needed 4
Millstones because it taps, this guy only needs to
be on the board in quantity 1. A couple
counters, drop him on turn 5, and we're off to the
races. I think Blue has a weapon of
incredible speed. Once it resolves, it's all
instant speed decking - none of this tap out on
turn 5 crap.
Constructed - 4.5
Laquatus is another one of my favorite cards, and
he's had a lot
of hype around him. Still, I think that will
die down, because the current
deck with him, while potent, can be out performed
by Psychatog and Enforcer
decks. Still, he's a good card, that turns
Millstone almost into an
obsilete pile of dung. Thus, I give it a 4.
In limited, it's kind of iffy. Sure, decking
your opponent would be nice,
but in limited, there's too much nasty Threshold
for him to be a high pick.
Still, he's a decent wall for small creatures, and
he is fairly cheap. Yet,
his lack of being an offensive card damage wise
hurts him in limited, thus,
I give him a 2.5.
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