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Agadeem Occultist
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Agadeem Occultist
Worldwake

Reviewed April 12, 2010

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 2.60
Multiplayer: 3.00

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BMoor

Agadeem Occultist

A new kind of Ally, for a civilized age. I know I was pretty tough on Halimar Excavator last week, but seeing this card makes me think the Excavator really does have a place in Ally decks. It doesn't do anything impressive every time another Ally hits the table, but it encourages you to keep your troop's numbers up, because the more you have, the bigger the cards this guy can steal.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.25
Limited- 2.25
Multiplayer- 3.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Agadeem Occultist
 
Like every Ally, Agadeem Occultist requires you to commit heavily to the tribe before you can do anything spectacular. Once you get started, though, it can be pretty spectacular indeed. For the kind of opponent who think every other creature type is better than Allies, there are few things more humbling than attacking them with their own creatures and proving that other people's creatures just make Allies even better.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Agadeem Occultist which can take control of creatures from an opposing graveyard, but it is quite situational.  With one or two allies the choice will be fairly limited and not being able to get an ally from your own graveyard really lessens the impact for a dedicated ally deck. An additional creature as fodder every turn isn't bad for a regular Black deck though as it can be used as a choice for Bone Splinters or Fleshbag Marauder.
 
For Limited this isn't an extremely powerful card unless you also have other allies to use with it as the number of one mana creatures your opponent will have in graveyard may be fairly small if any.  Even with that limitation the potential to recycle a blocker every turn can really stall an opponent down for no mana cost for yourself.  Absolutely worth playing in Sealed if opened and the pool supports the color well enough and an adequate first pick in Booster.  Try to draft other allies as the power of Agadeem Occultist dramatically improves once three allies are in play.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Agadeem Occultist

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is an interesting black ally, Agadeem Occultist. The occultist allows you to tap and put target creature from an opponent’s graveyard into play under your control. This cards power depends on the opponents deck composition, most of the time you do not know what your opponent has in his decks and cards revolving around conditions opponents must meet are normally not playable. In standard black allies have not received any competitive love and I cant see this changing anytime soon. This card won’t see play in any serious constructed tournaments be they standard, extended, or god forbid eternal. In casual and multiplayer utilizing this in a deck with allies could force players to sweep the board, afterwards plop down this card and take what goodies got sent to the graveyard. In limited it’s too dependent on opponents and black allies do no have much to grab in draft, plus its rare there are more solid cards at lower rarities. I want to like this card because of the potential of abuse but outside of casual it’s a no go.

Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 1.0
Multiplayer: 2.5


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