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Vein Drinker
Shards of Alara


Reviewed November 06, 2008

Constructed: 2.33
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 3.90

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Vein Drinker

I remember a time when Vampire creatures were usually overcosted or unwieldy for constructed Magic (Sengir Vampire being an early exception). Those days are well and truly gone, with Vein Drinker suggesting that the creature type is getting the design features that its popularity deserves. As a 4/4 flying creature, it's a strong late-game attacker, and the "Arena" ability can take out a big range of opposing creatures to pave the way for your other attackers or for a ten-power alpha strike by the Drinker herself. Play early, play often.

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

Thursday 11-6-08

Vein Drinker

 

Constructed: This Sengir is a little more expensive, but the ability can really make it dangerous. 4/4 for 6 mana is a little slow for Standard. Block will be a different story.

 

Casual: Nice Vampire to add to the all Vampire deck. Show make a all Vampire deck.

 

Limited: This is a bomb of a card for draft or sealed. Start killing little guys and then work your way up to hit the opponent for a lot.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

BeJose Vein Drinker 4 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana
Creature - Vampire
Red Mana, Tap: Vein Drinker deals damage equal to its power to target creature. That creature deals damage equal to its power to Vein Drinker.
Whenever a creature dealt damage by Vein Drinker this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Vein Drinker. 
4/4
 
Talk about limited bomb. Removal and beater all in one, doesn't get much better. Might have a bit of trouble with the Naya creatures but otherwise its really good, you don't even have to use the ability, just swing in the air a few times for the win. Decent in casual as you can pick of the smaller creatures (in multi) but to slow in constructed.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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