Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
This card is stupid.
Wizards wanted to fix
Demonic Tutor. Yes, it's less powerful, but
IMHO, not fixed. Too undercost for what it
does, this has been a mainstay in the combo
environment since it's advent, and will be as long
as it's legal.
In limited, it's even
more stupid. To play this in an environment
where it's hard enough to get your bombs as it is,
how about we just make it a bit easier.
Oh, just soooo good!
Add 4 to your deck, and it's practically like
adding 4 more of every card you have in your
deck, increasing the chances that you will get
what you need, when you need it. It's low cost
of B and the minimal 2 life are almost always
worth it. Pure greatness.
It's not bad in
limited, either. Vampiric Tutor can help you to
get to that bomb in your draft or sealed deck
that much faster. Practically worth the splash,
even if you're not playing black.
For a cost of 2 life
and one black mana, you get to take any card
from your library, and put it on top of your
deck, waiting to be drawn next turn.
Unfortunately for Extended, this was reprinted
in Sixth Edition, making it legal to play in
that format. And with a very cheap tutor
available, we get games decided in very short
order. It may not be over for a while, but it's
decided in the first 2 turns. That's way too
fast for a format that is not named "Type 1," in
In limited, it gets
you your bomb immediately. Play it.
There's already a decent combo revolving
around this card and Erratic Explosion from
Onslaught. You Vampiric Tutor for something that
has a ridiculous casting cost and put in on top of
your library and then play Erratic Explosion.
Besides working well in combo decks, it's a great
search engine because it's fast and cheap.
Although you have to wait a turn to actually get
the card, it's still worth playing if you're
It's just as good in limited. Since most of the
good cards will be limited to 1-2 copies
(depending on your draft), it can help get you
what you're low on.
For a card to be restricted, it's probably
very, VERY good. And this
is. In essence, getting any card in your deck for
ONE mana. Sure, it's two
life, but who cares? Black plays greedy anyway.
This card is one of the best black cards in
the game. Definitely worth
This card is a little too good at what it
does, you can even play 4 in extended. This is
"the" finder card for black. Since D.Consultation
is gone this is probably going to see even more
play. This thing is really going to be played more
since Force Of Will is gone, so that leaves you
with no way to counter this 1st turn. It helps
break out your combos, or just generally get you
whatever you need. Just simply use at the end of
your opponents turn. The loss of draw isn't a loss
if you draw what you want so this thing is
flawless without being "too" insanely broken.
In draft I'd play it if I was going
black. It gets you your biggest creature, removal
when you need it, or generally anything you "need
now". A lifesaver, and a game ender assuming you
didn't draft a bad deck you should be able to make
this thing be a super-deadly utility card.
In sealed its even better since you
probably have a less chance of getting what you
want. Multiples of things in sealed that you need
are much rarer to have.