Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
Vampire (Torment & Older Sets)
3BB, Summon Vampire
Put a +1/+1 counter on Sengir Vampire each time a
creature is put into the graveyard the same turn
Sengir Vampire damaged it.
Reviewed January 11, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
|This card is
going to be reprinted in the next set and was
always a solid card. I think that because of
Flametongue Kavu, this card loses its value in
today's Standard, but is a 3.5 as its inexpensive
casting cost combined with powerful abilities. In
Limited this guy is a 5.
Now we know why Sengir wasn't included in 7th,
he's showing up in TORMENT!! It doesn't take
much to figure out a big flier is gonna be busty
in Limited play. =)
While the absense of Dark Ritual hurts Sengir's
constructed play... I hear Torment has an answer
to this! Sengir looks like a real powerhouse
in Odyssey block!
"....Old School Back Again...."
He's big, he's bad, he's from the ghetto, he's your blood sucking friend
and, well, he's your blood sucking friend, and he doesn't bathe regularly
(like most other magic players). But, does he get the job done?
The answer: probably not. Flametongue exists, making him not real great in
Type 2. He's not gonna kill a lot of things to make him bigger, usually
because if you're chumping the vampire, you're losing...badly. In block,
who knows. He's a black flier that is pretty well cost. He hasn't been
around for a while, but I think he might just show up in a deck or two in
block. Going back to extended...nah. In extended, there are just more
versatile critters out there.
In limited, he is a Nubian God. Things like this just rip other decks to
shreds. A definite first pick if going black, a reason to start drafting
black early, and maybe even worth color splashing. Probably not due to the
black requirement, but it is going to be in Torment. Torment has enough
black for everyone.
Type 2: 3
Big Daddy Scryb
Sprite Eater. On the original judges test, you had
to say how many Scryb Sprites it would take to
kill a First Striking Sengir Vampire. 12. 12!!!
This guy is a hoss. I'm very happy that they are
reprinting it, and hopefully someone will make an
awesome control deck with this as a finisher. I
remember getting mauled by this dude old school,
and I'm happy he's back.
Vampire Rating -
Limited Rating - 5
Constructed Rating - 3
Limited: **** (4
Constructed: ** (2 Stars)
In Limited, the Vampire is
just a beast since it can turn away would-be
attackers or stomp your opponent's face in. It is
also black, which means it will probably have some
decent support for removal and, possibly, a Dark
Ritual or two to get it out faster. In
Constructed, I can't think of any Vampires that
have been used too much to good ends.
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