Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
5, Legendary Artifact,
2: Target creature gains
flying until end of turn.
5, T: Destroy target
creature with flying.
Reviewed January 03, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
Wow what a bomb for limited!
the re-usable "Jump" is a nice cheap way
to give your creatures evasion. Oh, and I hear
blowing up opposing creatures EVERY TURN is pretty
good in limited as well. =)
|Isn't it typical
that the bad guys always get the cooler, better
weapons. The Predator is light years better
than the Weatherlight. This card found a few
uses in constructed. With seven mana you can
kill nearly eerie creature in the game. If
it already flies (Legendary Dragons, Vampires,
Angels) it just takes two mana to get the job
done. It's obviously not the most efficient
kill card, but it's playable.
In limited, this card is a very high pick. It
may not be first pick depending on what else is in
the pack, but it is definitely a VERY high pick.
I was say it would almost always go as pick
one. In no case would I ever see this ard
going beyond pick three.
Limited : 4.1
Predator is very
mana hungry and is only good in an environment
where slower creature decks are popular. In
Limited this is an unfair card and I've had to
play against it and hated it. In Constructed it
did ont find a place in block except for one or
two ofs, and then usually in the sideboard.
Limited - 4.5
Constructed - 2
Limited: **** (4
Constructed: *^ (1 1/2 Stars)
In Limited, removal is
usually a good pick. Recursive removal is great.
Recursive removal useable in any deck is a nearly
automatic first pick. The Flagship is a great card
in limited, giving you both removal and a way to
give your creatures evasion. In Constructed, it
gets worse with things like Shock, Swords to
Plowshares, etc. available. These cards (which
only cost one by the way) are a lot more efficient
than the Flagship, and, therefor, better.
Back in 2000 I
actually played this card at Pro Tour New York,
which was Masques Block Constructed. To be honest,
it was great for me. It's quite multi-useful
depending on the deck you run it in. Using it as
either creature removal against your opponent, or
making your army take to the skys and dominate in
the air make this quite a potent offensive and
defensive weapon. Cost is a factor, though. In
Masques block, everything was quite slow, so
playing this card was not out of the question.
It's not Type 2 legal anymore, but in Extended,
the environment is unfortuntely too fast to
utilize the Flagship. Too many decks can have you
dead before you can even drop the flagship, or,
don't even have creatures for the Flagship to be
good against. A classic case of a good card that
is not in it's environment right now.
For limited, take it fast.
Once a Flagship hits the board, the game is
virtually over. I don't think I've ever seen
someone come back from one hitting in limited
unless they had disenchant in hand right then.
New Constructed (Masques
Old Constructed: 2.0
Constructed Potential: 4.0
Flagship Rating: Significantly meaner than the
Overall Constructed: 3.33
Limited Rating: 5.0
No Review Today
Every time you
use it to throw a creature in the air and then
blow it up, you HAVE to say "pull!".
It's all about skeet shooting baby. The value of
this card in block constructed was solid, assuming
you had plenty of mana to go around and nothing
else to use it on. The value in Type 2 - well, did
ANYONE play it?
Block Rating - Gimme some of
those block rocking beats.
Constructed Rating - 1
Limited Rating - 5
Capable of massive
card advantage, this card is too mana-intensive to
be of much use in extended. 2