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Necrosavant
Visions


Reviewed June 19, 2006

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.25

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Christine
Gerhardt

Necrosavant

Old school, but what the heck. He keeps on coming back, I suppose, though at quite an expense. But if you're saccing off something crappy, it's not a horrible deal.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3

BMoor

Necrosavant

First, just let me say that Necrosavant's creature type has been changed from Necrosavant to Zombie Giant.  Just throwing that out there, so nobody names Necrosavant for Mistform Mutant or whatnot.

Now, a 5/5 for six mana seems okay, but first off, there's a world of difference between a mana cost of 5B and a mana cost of 3BBB.  For 3BBB, that better be an awesome 5/5.  And it isn't.  While it's in play, it's just a 5/5 with no relevant abilites.  And while it can bring itself back from the graveyard, like Firemane Angel can, it does so awfully expensively.  I suppose it's alright compared to Firemane Angel (which costs 10 mana to bring back), but Black is supposed to be better at this thing than Red or White.  If I had 3BB open when a creature of mine died, then I suppose bringing back Necrosavant is a decent way to use it, but for six mana to cast and five plus a creature to bring back, a 5/5 will not cut it.  Sadly, there's nothing cool about this guy but his name.  Just say it.  Necrosavant.  That just oozes coolness.

Constructed- 1
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 1.5


Bill
(aka Pojo)

I just got back from Disneyworld and had to come up with a card quick for the COTD team to review.  In about 1998 or so I used to play Fat Black Extended decks all the time, based on decks by Jamie Wakefield.  So I tossed Necrosavant in for today's COTD just for the fun of it. 

Back then, we could use Dark Rituals, so getting to 6 mana with mono black wasn't too difficult.  You'd try to drop a fattie as fast as you could, and go to town. 

At the time, Necrosavant worked well with a creature called Carrionette. Carrionette was more dangerous from the graveyard, and many times your opponent wouldn't kill it if they had something good in play.  So you'd put it in the graveyard yourself when you brought back necrosavant.  (Geez ... Visions was released in 1997 ... man that makes me feel old).

Casual - 3.00

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