This guy is a nice consistent one drop that I
like for the draft format, especially if you are
playing U/B and have so many opportunities for
Ninjitsu on turn two with him. This also applied
to block constructed. In Casual, he has a lot of
opportunities to be a good card for Spirit decks
since he is so easily recurred with SoulShift.
In serious constructed, however, he really
doesn't cut the mustard, not being good enough
for Enduring Renewal or Alluren.
I guess I get to be Mr. Grumpy this week. I
don't like this guy either. With all the
small black creature you have access to, why
would you want to play this one. Make your
opponent lose one life, one time, really
isn't that good. In limited play, I *MIGHT*
play him to fill a spot, but that's about
Bile Urchin --
This card and it's red counterpart,
Frostling, make me a bit sad. I look at
them, and I wonder how bad it would be to
reintroduce Mogg Fanatic to the Type II
environment. Neither of these creatures
seem good enough to make the cut, especially
since your opponent knows what the end
result of that creature dying will be. Mogg
Fanatic had this drawback to a degree, but
at least you, as the owner of that card, had
the option of where to place that damage.
In limited, I'm not sure I would play Bile
Urchin. Doing a quick damage to your
opponent is decent enough, but I don't think
Bile Urchin is worth the slot in your deck
-- drawing him late game just seems like it
would hurt too much.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 1.5
Limited Rating: 2.0
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