Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Reviewed January 15, 2004
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game store owner (Shuffle and Cut Games,CA)
(This is one of my
favorite works by Matthew D. Wilson. I REALLY love
it.) A nice 3/4 flyer that can "collect souls" for
you. While you won't see her in competitive
constructed, this is a fun card in Casual play.
I was going to mention some combos with pingers,
but I see Judge Bill beat me to it =). Well, he's
right, and you really could make a super fun
casual deck around this card. Add in some burn,
and it gets really nasty.
In limited, a 3/4
flyer is an auto play if you are going black. She
can block a LOT of the other flyers in the field,
most of which are 2/2's. And she just might
reap a soul or two for you. =)
Current Price: $3
*game store employee
Sengir Vampire, with morph. The loss of one
power hurts significantly, as it can't get 4
toughness creatures now. It also just does
not have enough "oomph" to make me want to
spend 5-6 mana and a slot in your deck.
Black has much better things to do with its
mana than this.
In casual, sure, this would be a nice thing
to combine with stuff like Viridian Longbow
and Pemmin's Aura. You don't have to worry
about the creatureless deck in casual
either, usually, so this thing has a higher
value than in competitive constructed.
In limited, he flies, and he's >2/2. That
means he is an auto-include if you are
Constructed - 1.5
* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)
* pro tour player
* Scrye writer since 2002
Thursday - Soul
Some people were
excited about this card when they first saw
it, but I didn't understand them. To this
day, it doesn't make sense. It's costed
really high. It's slow. I guess getting
control of a creature is good, but at what
This card does a
lot more for you in Sealed or Draft where
you have time to develop your side of the
table. The ability is a lot better under
casual...well, it's a vampire. It steals
creatures. It has some kick-ass artwork.
It's gotta be good right?
If you pretend it's an echo creature, six mana
looks like a better investment. Swinging with a
3/4 flier on turn 4 is more important than its
ability- except in limited, where this guy will
swing in a different way...
the right block, and she's swinging the
advantage heavily in your favor.
Not to mention she's a comparitively fatty flier
in the block. In casual, give her a ping ability
and start stealing all your opponent's dudes...
every time a big one would die, too, ping it
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)
January 15 -
In limited, this guy is one scary morph. He
requires a huge commitment to black, but a 3/4
flier is amazing in most limited formats. In
constructed, its just not as strong as 3/4
fliers are big, but not fast enough. In all
cases, the special ability of the Soul Collector
is rarely used and simple doesn't make it worth
the one less power I think everyone would REALLY
like to see on it.....
* Level 1 DCI
*game store employee
* gaming for over 15 years
I personally have never liked creatures that you
have double conditions to make their abilities
work. So with the collector you have to damage
the creature and you have to send it to the
grave. If your opponents creature is bigger you
don’t get a guy and sometimes they will just
elect to not block, if they even can. On the
bright side the creature is affordably priced. A
3 / 4 for five mana, that flies with an ability
is pretty fair. The morph cost also make him a
great combat trick. In limited I wouldn’t have a
problem picking this guy early and in
constructed he is okay but there are better
Prix Top 8's
Multiple Pro Tour
You’d think that the prerelease card would make
a bigger impact, right? Errr…well, maybe not,
but this girl can occasionally poke her nose
into heavy black decks as a win condition, as
well as a pretty neat morph-trick to try to
steal an occasional man. She doesn’t really do
good enough of a job of either of those,
though…she’s too small to deal with the bigger
creatures in standard, and a little too
expensive to do the job on cheaper guys.
Limited is where this beastie shines. I watched
a teammate of mine actually splash this little
lady into a U/W deck, and really make her
work…somehow. An absolutely amazing trick once,
then a massive flying stick from that point on.
Draft her high and be happy about it.
4 Time Pro Tour
Level 2 Judge
A foil promotional edition of this card was
distributed to players at the Scourge
pre-releases. This is a very good card in
limited play that has never found much of a home
in constructed decks. Even without its Morph
trick, this card is well-costed for its
abilities and seems good enough for constructed
Oh what a fun card. A 3/4 flier for 3 mana that
steals creatures. Fun, fun, fun. In Constructed,
you can play with their heads with this card and
various other morph cards. But sadly nowadays,
you attack with this then next turn they send
out a 7/7 Broodstar.
In Casual, it’s a cheap, black flier and it has
morph. That’s pretty good.
In Limited, this is awesome. It comes down
pretty early for a Scourage card and it flies
over most creature types.
Soul Collector has
great potential as a 3/4 Flyer with an amazingly
powerful ability as long as you can trigger it.
Morph provides one way to set the trigger but
once it play you will have to look for ways to
abuse it's power, enchantments to add pinging or
maybe the old Lure + Venom. Too bad all of these
aren't really worth the effort.
Constructed - Usually good for a 1 shot suprise
than just a 3/4 flyer - 2.75
Limited - Much stronger here - 3.10