a 1/1 for 2U means "I am a bad card."
But you say "It has a cool special
ability." I say "How many times have you
ever gotten to use a Spark Mage's ability ?"
Answer "Almost never usually only on turn 2
when I go first and my opponent has no 1
drops." The Godfather then says
"What about turns 4 and up ?" The reply
"I don't know since I play cards like this
garbage I don't usually stay alive long after turn
4." Now we know why !
less than zero
.05 and only if you are the worst drafter of all
time or got a sealed deck with only 5 creatures.
School- This card is better than Sorrow's Path by
a little bit.
This guy is
interesting. If it weren't so darn easy to stop
this guy, his ability would be darn interesting.
That said, I can see something using this guy if a
lot of control or some sort of evasion ability
could be given to him. Sounds complicated, though.
In Limited, he's fairly much
useless. At 3cc, a 1/1 should never be getting
through for damage. It doesn't have any other good
uses, and thus sits the match out.
So here I was sorting
cards for my decks. Then I was sorting cards
for sale. The I was sorting cards for trade.
Then I figured I would sort some more.
I made some piles of stuff for new players. I
made some piles to give away as tournament prizes.
I even made some piles to give away to
The remaining stack was utterly useless cards.
I think I remember seeing Balshan Beguiler on top
of that stack.
This card is horrible. I can see it being alright
with Psionic Gift but usually combos that involve
1/1 creatures and a creature enchantment usually
don't do very well. I would not draft this guy and
would always not include him the 'playable stack'.
In constructed he's absolutely horrible. I'll give
him a 1 because at least he can kill your opponent
in 20 turns.
card is a nice combo with a trick that makes it
unblockable. By itself, it's one crappy card.
This would be better if it said "dealt
damage" because then you could slap a
Pinging enchantment on it and be in business.
Game annoyance Rating: 5
A pretty brutal
ability... assuming you can keep blockers off the
table. Easier said than done regardless of the
emvironment your playing the Beguiler in. Not only
that but this 1/1 is gonna be really difficult to
While overall pure
crap, I'd love to see someone build a fun
Millstone/Control type deck with this.
It's like Coral
Fighters, only so much worse! At 3 mana this guy
had better have some sort of evasion ability,
especially with threshold and various abilities
that use cards in the graveyard as a resource
hanging around. Oh, wait, he doesn't have evasion!
You might be able to get him to do something
funny, if that's what you're going for, but if
you're trying to win he's a 1.1.
I really don't
think that a 1/1 for three mana is optimal in
limited. I'd rather cast some sort of Grey Ogre or
another than this guy. In Constructed, the same
thing applies since there are better creatures for
three mana. Although I'm sure you could find a way
to build a deck around it, it's just not worth the
effort to me since you could just use Millstone