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Guul Draz Vampire
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Guul Draz Vampire
Zendikar

Reviewed November 5, 2009

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 2.80
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.00

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BMoor

Guul Draz Vampire

A little disappointing until you get your opponent down to 10, but you can play it cheap and forget about it until then, or topdeck it and essentially have a Scythe Tiger in the late game that doesn't make you sack a land. Vamipre decks like it, if only because they can only run 4 copies of Lacerator.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.25
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer - 2.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Guul Draz Vampire

There's been so much talk about Vampire Lacerator that I think this card has sort of been overlooked. In a way she is the exact opposite of the Lacerator - weaker early in the game, stronger late - but there are definitely situations where the Lacerator simply won't get there, and she will. A card well worth considering in any form of play.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Miguel

Thursday 11-5-09

 

Guul Draz Vampire

 

Constructed: Vampires don't really have a deck for themselves in any high level formats. They just have a few that show up that are good. If there was a Vampire deck I would have 4 of these in it.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: It just take one opponent to be 'Bloodied' for it effect to kick in.

 

Limited: If I was going black or two colors with black this would be a good card to pick up extra copies. It is a great early drop and great for late game, unless they have life gain. Annoying. Just like goblins there is a nice number of Vampires in Zendikar.

 

Overall a great common. I also like the picture.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Gull Draz Vampire which is a decent one mana creature for Black that can be powered up noticeably when an opponent is at or below half of their starting life total.

For Constructed and Casual I see this as an adequate addition to a Vampire deck, but nothing overly spectacular. It is a standard early game 1/1 for one mana, but unlike many of those creatures (especially in
Black) it can be a decent topdeck later in the game.

In Limited this is a worth playing several copies of in any Black deck.
Many cards in the set support the same theme and a 1/1 for one is often useful. I'd pick this after removal in Booster and run all copies in a Sealed deck without hesitation.

With Multiplayer the two factors to consider are the an opponent clause which helps in larger games and the specific ten life trigger which makes it a bit weaker in the Two-Headed Giant format.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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