Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
original 187 critter, and he's still one of the
best! 2/1 FS that offs something when it
comes into place it nice. It can kill the
fattie and first strike the weenies. Exceptional
in both limited and constructed where it will see
lots of play.
This week, we look
at cards that we have seen before, and will be
seeing again, in about a year in Type 2. Cards
that are in Eighth Edition.
We start off the
week with the original creature as creature
killer. For 4 mana, you get a 2/1 first striker,
and you get to kill a nonblack creature. This is
really strong in the right deck. I think it will
be really strong again.
In limited, this was
and will again be really good. You get to take
out one of their best creatures, and have a body
to boot? Sign me up.
Happy Columbus day out there. Today's card is
one of my old favorites from Mirage block,
Nekretaal. He was the creature that the term 187
creature came from due to his come into play
effect. I think he still fits well into
constructed as a 2/1 first striker is decent and
with a banishing ability he becomes a real star.
In limited he should be even better although I
don't know of anywhere you can play 8th ed.
limited except online.
A classic creature with a useful ability. It
one of the few creatures that can be put into any
that supports its colours and still perform well.
is competitively priced but at 4 mana doesn't cost
much to play either (a fact that undoubtedly led
being chosen over Dark Hatchling in the recent
"Selecting 8th edition" vote). A 4 in
Really cool in limited, so long as you can afford
double black in the casting cost (black often
get good limited creatures so playing it as a
colour can be risky). Still, It gets a 4 in
Limited: 3 1/2
I really like Nekrataal. He's a 2/1 first
four, which isn't too bad as is in limited.
gets to Terror a guy when he comes in. How
that? If he only had one black in his cost,
he'd be a
4 1/2 or so. Plus, Mono Black Control is
bound to be
around, so this guy should fit right in.
than Faceless Butcher since they don't get their
back when you Mutilate. He's great!
Neckrataal looks like it could see play in Type
II, but it isn't going
to replace Flametongue in any real sense.
Neckrataal will hit the same
brick wall Faceless Butcher hit once Torment went
Type II legal - where
the heck are we going to fit this amazing card
into our decks in
constructed? With Butcher, that question
never got answered, and hasn't
really found a home, but Neckrataal could be
different. A 2/1 First
Striker isn't bad, and with it's effect, it is
worth the 4 mana. The
problem is that it does you nothing in a mirror
match, or even against
black in general. I give it a 2.5 in
constructed, because he is
certainly good, but whether or not it will find a
home will be seen at a
In limited, it's a creature, it blows stuff up,
AND it houses weenies!
An almost automatic first pick every time.
A 4.9 out of 5, because
there is always that pack that will throw this in
with something like
Obliterate or Shivan Dragon with the person you
are passing the pack to
playing red, where you will need to take the house
to save yourself.