Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
card to turn sideways. Will at least swing
as a 3/3, but could be much larger. This is
definately the high end card in the Cleric deck.
I've told several people I think the Cleric deck
could be viable in T2, and will definately be a
powerhouse in OBC. This guy swings HARD in
that format. Coming as a 5/5 or a 6/6 is
certainly not unreasonable, and will usually swing
as a 4 power for 4 mana - great in black.
He's just not very defensive.
In limited, if you
have the other clerics, this guy is pretty sick.
I've bashed skull with him as a 6/6 and my
opponent has to either double or triple team him
to take him down - they don't like that much.
Being black at least means it won't get
3.5 (probably a 4 in OBC)
Vile Deacon - If it
either cost less, or even if it was less mana
intensive, this might find it's way into a Cleric
deck. As it stands, though, I think the cc
(casting cost) is just a bit too much for it to be
playable in constructed. Maybe in block.
In limited, you'd
have to be fairly Cleric intensive to make it
worth considering. If you are, it's worth the slot
and pretty damn good. If not, find something else.
Now this is a
cleric. A 2/2 for 4 isn't good, but that's not
what his power and toughness are really, as he's
gonna do nothing but attack. Instead, you have a
2+*/2+* creature, where * is the number of
clerics in play. Gets insane the more clerics
you have, and unless they can find removal,
they're dead pretty quick.
Again, even more
insane in limited, especially if both players
also tempo-matic, he pumps himself when he
swings, and if your opponent is
playing black or white, he gets to be roughly
baloth sized quite often. 4
mana in constructed though, for basically no
defense and no utility, makes
him not so great.
limited - 3.2
constructed - 2.7
Vile Deacon is yet
another Cleric and this one is playable as a win
mechanism. Since (white) Clerics tend to take care
of themselves, and be cheap overall, there is a
good chance he will swing big. Still just an okay
format is more likely to want recursion wins with
Black clerics than go for a Vile Deacon beatdown.
There are probably better ways to win in the
current constructed than the Deacon 2.10
Limited Even worse
here. A double color, 4 cost, 2/2 that needs other
members of its tribe. Playable but not game
PEZ A bit better
here where creature size caps out at about 4/4, a
real possibility for a Cleric decks clock 3.10
I don't thin this card will see much play in
constructed because it's too
slow and not very relaiable, especially against
decks with a ton of removal,
but it could be pretty cool in Limited. If I was
running black I would
really consider using it and if I didn't have any
decent clerics I would at
least pack it againts other black/white decks
could this is a possible bomb.
Hmm...2/2 for 2BB that is a minimum
3/3 when it attacks. It's OK, not great, but OK.
Limited: 2/2 for four and probably at least a
4/4 when it attacks. Mmmmmm....beefy. The fact
that almost any deck playing black and/or white
will have clerics makes this guys attack potential
This is an overcosted, slow creature in
constructed. There are a ton of ways to get
better creatures that are faster and stronger.
It's just generally not good.
In limited this guy fits right into the whole
black/white cleric theme. A good attacking
creature. Not too good on its own, but definitely
good with friends.
I think this card is a little overrated in
limited sometimes, but it can be a huge attacker
if the circumstances are right. But its always a
In limited its pretty good, and much better to
those who have lots of cheaper clerics out before
this guy hits play. All in all I don't like him
that much, mainly because theres just better black
stuff, and other clerics are usually white.
In constructed its a legions common... nothing