So it doesn't last long. It's a cheap, flying
beater. And it hits HARD. The only question is,
are you a skilled enough player to know when you
really need to play something else and when you
should hold off and keep swinging for 4?
This is an interesting card to me. There are
occasionally more aggressive decks in blue and
black, and those decks do often lack efficient
or hard-hitting creatures; but even those kinds
of decks generally have counterspells and
discard spells they want to play when they have
a creature in play. Illusory Demon does hit very
hard and very fast, but you can't protect it
from Condemn. There may not be a place for this
card in constructed right now, but I'd look into
pairing it with activated abilities that mimic
the spells it cuts you off from, things like
Scepter of Fugue or Ghost-Lit Warder spring to
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
Part of me wants this card to be good because
its quite efficient being a 4/3 flier for 3, but
a 4/3 flier is not worth not playing spells for.
This can be chumped by Bitterblossom all day or
turns Spectral Procession into Orim's Chant x3
which obviously is horrible.
In limited this is pretty good as it'll demand
an answer from the opponent quick. But your
opponent will be developing their board while
you attack, so you have to play this smart and
its certainly not for every deck.
In mutliplayer, this card is even weaker as
you'll quickly be out boarded by all your
opponents which means quick death for you.
A very cheap 4/3 flyer. Just do not play a spell
and keep the pressure on. We will see if it will
be used or not.
Causal & Multiplayer:
A good early beater, but most fun and multi
decks like to play spells all of the time.
This is a very good creature for uncommon to
pick up early. There is alot of good stuff in
Alara Reborn to limited play.
Overall a good solid creature with a small draw
Magic The Gathering COTD: Illusory Demon
Welcome back today we are reviewing an
interesting blue black demon illusion card,
Illusory Demon. As a flying 4/3 for 3 Illusory
Demon unfortunately has quite a severe drawback.
Whenever you play a spell sacrifice Illusory
Demon, the medium sized body you get for 3 mana
is severely handicapped by the effect.
Traditionally powerful creatures with drawbacks
have seen play regardless of how bad the
drawback. In the tradition of cards like
Phryexian Negator and countless other black
creatures, my gut tells me despite the hefty
drawback Illusory Demon may find a home in some
decks. In current constructed formats it’s
simply outclassed by more efficient creatures
and will rarely make a difference unless you
have the board locked down and just need a turn
or two of flying beats for a cheap mana
investment. Although the small mana investment
helps it overall casual and multiplayer will
most likely stray away from this card due to the
drawback and the importance of dropping a threat
each turn. In limited any cheap flyer is a good
pick if your in color, the fact its uncommon is
just gravy allowing you to possibly get more
than one. Overall I feel this card has potential
it just needs an archetype or creatures to
compliment it, possibly after rotation it may
see some play.