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Moroii
Ravnica


Reviewed November 30, 2005

Constructed: 3.06
Casual: 2.74
Limited: 3.48

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Moroii

When you want to rule the skies over Ravnica, there's no better, quicker way to do it than Moroii. In a set without that many evasive creatures (particularly with a toughness greater than 2), Moroii's enormous 4/4 body is spectacular in a deck that plans on demolishing the opponent with flying beats. On the other hand, if you are drafting blue/black in Ravnica, there's a pretty good chance you are trying to mill your opponent out of the game, in that case, make sure you don't take this more aggressive card over a "weaker" card that helps your mill strategy. It might seem hard to leave a 4/4 flyer behind to add another 1/4 or even a 1/2 mill creature to your deck, but in the long run, you will be glad you did.

CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.5
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Moroii

I know a lot of people may be down on this card, but I really like it. It's rare to get a cost efficient flier. It's even more rare in blue really. Losing one life a turn is a relevant downside, but it's definitely worth it. People still play Juzam Djinn and he's one more power and toughness and he doesn't even fly. Why wouldn't those same people want to play Moroii?

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 4
 

Paul Hagan

Moroii

I love this card. It hits play for dirt cheap, its big, it flies, and its drawback is a single life each turn. If you are playing an even remotely aggressive blue-black deck, Moroii should get at least some consideration. I'm not really sure that I can expand on that much more -- the only other thing I can think to say is "cost effective".

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 4.0
 

Phoenix Tamer

Moroii

In no way would i really need this card. The effect is kinda risky even though it is a 4/4 flyer for 4 mana, the effect could lead to your ultimate demise. Maybe i would draft it, but there is no need for it in constructed, and definatly not casual play.

Ratings:
Constructed~1.0
Casual~0.9
Limited~1.7
 

Jordan Kronick

Moroii

Romanian for "vampire", Ravnican for "huge beats". Moroii is such a tight package that it's hard to find the flaw. The casting cost is extremely aggressive, matching one of the great beaters of the past few years, Ravenous Baloth. 4/4s for 4 are always welcome. It has flying, which is sometimes very useful and sometimes not. These days it's very useful. The lifeloss is a minimal cost. It certainly didn't stop Moroii's antecedant, Juzam Djinn, from wrecking people. In limited, there are few stronger creatures outside of rares. In constructed, Moroii is untested, but seems strong. A very good card, no matter how you slice it.

Constructed Rating - 3.8
Casual Rating - 3.7
Limited Rating - 4.2
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Moroii

Vampires have always been popular creature types, probably because they appeal to non-players as a collectible item. Taking Moroii by itself, it's a 4/4 flyer for 4 mana, and it's drawback is very small comparatively. The idea is that you should be able to kill your opponent by playing Moroii early before the 1 damage to you is ever something to consider.

In limited, the thing I love to do to an opponent's Moroii is put a Faith's Fetters on it. Now it is useless to my opponent, and he still gets pinged for 1 each turn unless he can waste his own removal on it. Nice.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 4
 
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