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Bloodghast
Zendikar

Reviewed October 28, 2009

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.63

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BMoor

Bloodghast

A very potent form of card advantage. The little attacker that just won't stay dead. Fittingly, White's removal will get rid of it for good, but any other color will have great difficulty keeping it down for good. Green might be able to drop a big guy with vigilance to exploit the 'Ghast's lack of evasion, but other than that, you're pretty much guaranteed an ankle-biter for as long as you need one.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bloodghast

Reminiscent of powerful creatures of old like Nether Shadow and Ichorid, Bloodghast is sure to be just as popular. Whether it's being an ever-returning attacker or part of a combo (Bridge from Below, anyone?), there is very little this creature can't do. Well, except block - but why would you need to?

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

Wednesday 10-28-09

 

Bloodghast

 

Constructed: This makes a Vampire decks dangerous. Landfall is a crazy ability and this one has the best.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Vampires are not very friendly in multiplayer games. They tend to get pick on.

 

Limited: It dies and can come back about 16 to 18 more times in one game. That can really get annoying. Just watch out for Ravenous Trap.

 

Overall a great card, high price tag too.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Bloodghast an interesting source of repeatable offensive presence for a one time investment of two mana.
Each time you play a land you can return Bloodghast to play and later in the game it can even have haste. This is a really impressive ability and combines well with the other Zendikar vampires and Sorin Markov.

For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer the ability to turn any topdecked land into a 2/1 creature, potentially with haste is a very efficient creature to have available. The fact that it can't block is a bit of a drawback to be sure, but in any aggressive and predominantly Black deck this can be a constant thorn in your opponent's side.
Graveyard removal is a threat as is any remove from game or send to the bottom of the library ability, but otherwise it can be tough to deal with.

With Limited the only drawback of the card is the double Black mana cost, otherwise it should be played in every Black deck possible. With landfall being a common theme most decks will feature extra lands and this supports the theme well from the graveyard. A difficult first choice in Booster as it tends to lock you into Black, but quite probably worth it. In Sealed if you are playing two colors and one is Black you should be running this with whatever support is available.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

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