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Faces of the Past 
Scourge Rare


Reviewed May 20, 2003

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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Scott
Gerhardt

Faces of the Past

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1
 


Chris
Gerhardt

I guess this guy could be good if someone comes up with some janky combo to use it in, but at this point, I don't see it. In limited, it's pointless. Cool pic, though!!

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1


Judge Bill

Faces of the Past
 
An interesting concept. Might be good in a Wizard deck with Patron Wizard. Still, I think that deck has more serious concerns, and this would just be squeezed out for lack of space.
 
This card also smells a bit combolicious to me. I don't know how yet, but it may have some combo aspect to it. Deck building isn't my strongest suit.
 
In limited, I don't know how this effect would be useful.
 
Constructed: 2.25 (with upside combo potential)
Limited: 1


Andy
 Van Zandt

Faces of the Past
If your opponent's guy dies, you get to tap down their team, if yours dies,
you get to untap for their counterswing.  Versatile, but not amazing by any
means, unless you've got a gimmick (like a creature that keeps coming back).
  Even weaker in constructed, as tribal decks aren't popular enough and just
tapping them down in constructed isn't all that amazing... again, unless
you've got a gimmick.
constructed 2.5
limited 2.8


Jason
Chapman

Faces of the Past has some very interesting interactions if you can get the right situation – interesting with Opposition decks and Mistforms. While this card isn’t easily abused it has a lot of internal flexibility and a lot of potential for many different decks.

 

Constructed – It can be put to really good use if used creatively – 3.15

 

Limited – This isn’t going to be a breakout card in most drafts – 1.50

Scott Sager
Faces of the Past
 
Hmm..A weird cross between Seedborn Muse and Opposition.  FotP's flexibility allows it to be used for different strategies and have decks built specifically around one of it's effects, such as having your deck built to attack and then untap to block or destroying one of your opponents creatures before they get to attack you.  The card seems useful, I'm just not sure where it fits the best though.
 
Limited:  This block is all about tribes.  Abuse this card well.
 
Constructed:  3
Limited:  3.5

Danny Tatro

Faces of the Past

Constrcuted- Has a decent amount of combo abilitiy that is unfortunetly tribal. Hard to use here... maybe elves, but elves never win anything serious. A combo will one day come out, potential or not, with this card.

Limited-  Here creature types are really random. Usually a bad card to play.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 1


John
Hornberg

Faces of the Past

An interesting card that looks incredible on paper, but really isn't all
that great once it is put into a play situation.  Faces of the Past is a
card that is tailor made for the Mistform creatures, hence why it is blue.

The catch, though, is how are you going to break off this card so that it is
usable to the full extent of its potential.  In both OnBC and Type II,
there's only one way to successfully do this, and it's not something you
would build a deck around (Oversold Cemetary, Faces of the Past, Nantuko
Husk, Imagecrafter, some other non-token creature).  It's a tough card to
make work, with a combo to it that takes a lot of cards to pull off, and
isn't really an efficient combo.

It could work, and if it does crop up in OnBC, I wouldn't be incredibly
surprised.

In limited, it's a 23 card in a deck that can be annoying in the right
circumstances.

Constructed - 2.0/5.0 (A card that can be combo'ed into weird decks, but
hard to make work to its full potential.  Potential, if fulfilled, makes
this card a 3.5.)
Limited - 2.0/5.0 (An afterthought that can be annoying, but not
spectacular.)
 

 

 

 

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