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Whispersilk Cloak
M10

Reviewed October 1, 2009

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 2.95

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BMoor

Whispersilk Cloak

I like it more than most players. Its mana requirements are on the high side for an Equipment that doesn't make a creature any bigger, but it does protect against kill spells entirely, and it speeds up the clock by eliminating the possibility of blocking. If you can put it on a creature with 4+ power, you're in good shape.

Constructed- 2.3
Casual- 2.75
Multiplayer- 2.75
Limited- 3.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Whispersilk Cloak

A surprisingly dangerous card - anything that puts this on, from the lowliest goblin to the biggest Krosan Cloudscraper, becomes nearly unstoppable. In a way, that actually works against it in constructed, as people are likely to destroy your Cloak on sight and cast Day of Judgment as soon as something looks like being equipped with it. It's found its niche against 40-card decks in general and particularly opponents who don't have artifact destruction on hand, where it simply take over the game.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Miguel

Thursday 10-1-09

Whispersilk Cloak

 

Constructed: Just not good enough to make into many top decks. A real good card for its costs.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: I use a few for my casual Exalted deck. Only one needs to attach so why not make sure it gets threw.

 

Limited: I think this is the best peice of equipment for M10 draft or sealed deck. Get threw with damage a protects it from spot removal spells. Give a little added protection to your Baneslayer Angel.

 

Overall this card should have been uncommon.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 3

Multiplayer: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Whispersilk Cloak an equipment that makes a creature both unblockable and untargetable. Combined this is a very potent combination and there are quite a few choices that can really take advantage of this freedom. At three mana to cast and two to equip it is reasonably priced for what it offers.


In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a great equipment choice for any deck that includes creatures that have added benefits from dealing damage to an opponent directly such as a Specter or Phage. It can also be used on an otherwise vulnerable creature with a low toughness and high attack power to cut an opponent down in short order with Nova Chaser coming to mind as a prime example.

For Limited this can turn any creature into something almost impossible for an opponent to deal with in the format and can help end late game stalemates. Not the first pick in draft, but useful and a card you'd hate to see an opponent play against you. The choice on how high to pick it and whether to play it in Sealed or not depends entirely on whether or not you also have a more aggressive build in mind. While you can use the shroud aspect on a defensive or effect creature, the unblockable clause attached to shroud is something that can win the game for you.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0
Lucky Today's card of the day is Whispersilk Cloak, and its a fun one. Lets look at the positives. Shroud and unblockable? Pretty nice stuff. Of course there's an obvious combo right off the bat, this and Platinum Angel. Once this combo hits the field, there's little the opponent can do before being completely overwhelmed. Any beatstick can really abuse this card, and if your opponent doesn't have the counter for it, it can become very ugly, very fast. Being an equip, if the monster with the cloak does end up dying, the cloak is still lingering out there, searching for another beatstick.

Now, the Negatives. Although there isn't many, all cards have their downsides. This one? Really, its only the fact that its an equip. Meaning, someone can put something else on the stack before you can use it, and you still must pay the mana cost. Trying to Shroud the Platinum Angel? Oops, you just got Doom Bladed, and wasted 2 mana.

Constructed: Its more of a card that -could- be used, but most likely won't be, just because there is more cards that can destroy it here.

Casual: Unblockable and shroud in Casual? Sounds quite fun.

Limited: This is where the card shines the most. When you can get a Whispersilk Cloak out on an opponent, and put it on a beatstick, there isn't much time before they will be completely and utterly pounded by it.

Multiplayer: Usually, in a Multiplayer setting, having more then one person makes this card a bit worse, just because there is more cards available that can either destroy the cloak, or just WoG/DoJ and destroy it.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

~Lucky

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