Pojo's Magic The Gathering news, tips, strategies and more!

Pojo's MTG
MTG Home
Message Board
News & Archives
Deck Garage
BMoor Dolf BeJoSe

Columnists
Paul's Perspective
Jeff Zandi
DeQuan Watson
Jordon Kronick
IQ
Aburame Shino
Rare Hunter
Tim Stoltzfus
WiCkEd
Judge Bill's Corner


Trading Card
Game

Card of the Day
Guide for Newbies
Decks to Beat
Featured Articles
Peasant Magic
Fan Tips
Tourney Reports


Other
Color Chart
Book Reviews
Online Play
MTG Links
Staff



This Space
For Rent

Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Magic: The Gathering
Image from Wizards.com

Vendilion Clique
Morningtide


Reviewed January 31, 2008

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

Click here to see all our 
Card of the Day Reviews 

BMoor

Vendilion Clique

Well, a 3/1 with flash and flying for only three mana is pretty powerful. But what about that ability? It's not really hand disruption, since your opponent can draw a card to replace whatever you knock out of their hand, but it does at least let you see their hand and maybe break up a combo they were going for (or maybe not) or deny them whatever combat trick you think they may have (or maybe not). The high power and flash suggests that this is best used during combat, as a surprise blocker and psuedo-counterspell for whatever combat trick you suspect of them, or as an EOT surprise smack in the face for 3.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vendilion Clique

Remember Venarian Glimmer from Planar Chaos? No, of course you don't. I was the only one who ever liked that card, I think. Apparently the Duress ability still hasn't left blue entirely even now that the time stream has been put back together; like Venarian Glimmer, there's a drawback of sorts. I think the Vendilion Clique might actually be playable, to be honest, simply because they're a three-power creature with flying and flash. The pseudo-Duress is almost gravy, but statistically it should work out in your favor half the time or thereabouts, and even more often in limited (less consistent decks).

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Vendillion Clique

3/1 flashy flier for 3 mana isn't bad, but you also get to see the opponent's hand and disrupt it a bit. Opponent goes get to draw a card but trading a good card for almost always a worse card is still good, and it's pretty overpowered it the opponent doesn't draw a card.

In limited, fliers are always good, and stealing bombs is too. The 1 toughness makes it killable by almost anything though.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 3/5

Swordmaster13
Thursday's card is Vendillion Clique. For three mana, you get a 3/1 with Flash and Flying, plus the ability to choose a card from the opponent's hand and put it on the bottom, then they draw a card. The only real downsides to this card are the card drawing for the effect and the fact it is a Legendary creature so you may not want to run more than two or even one. It can work for Faerie or Wizard tribal perhaps, maybe even a Blue deck.

Limited:4/5
Constructed:4/5

Copyrightę 1998-2007 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.