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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day
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Reassembling Skeleton
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Reassembling Skeleton
M11

Reviewed July 22, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.85
Limited: 3.85
Multiplayer: 3.17

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BMoor

Reassembling Skeleton

It's the 1/1 that just doesn't die. Having it come back into play tapped means you can't just make it jump out of the graveyard and block something, but that's okay. Once you've cast it and gotten it killed, it's basically a 1/1 with flash that you can cast from your graveyard. If you restore it immediately after it's killed, then it'll untap on your next upkeep anyway and it can still function as the blocker that chump blocks over and over again. Better yet, you can pull the trick that people have thought you could pull with Drudge Skeletons for years-- sacrifice it and bring it back over and over again! Bloodthrone Vampire becomes a Shade! Viscera Seer lets you sift through your deck like a madman finding whatever you need! Claws of Gix starts looking more like Fountain of Youth! Sure, those uses seem limited and janky, but those are just the ones off the top of my head! See what else you can think of! 

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

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Reassembling Skeleton
 
The art on this card always reminds me of Prince of Persia. Not only does it look like a lot of the enemies in some of the games from some of the more recent games, there was a skeleton in the first game (the one from 1989) that you could only defeat by knocking it off a really high ledge. The prevalence of cards with the word "exile" in their text arguably counts against this skeleton, but by the time your opponents realize all the cool things you're planning to do with Bloodthrone Vampire, Skulltap, and Spawning Pool, it's probably too late.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Reassembling Skeleton which is a new twist on the old regeneration concept of Drudge Skeleton as instead of staying on the field it instead comes back from the graveyard.  This has far greater opportunity to be combined with other cards and is extremely playable as sacrifice fodder for effects or blocking attacks.
 
For Limited this is an absolute must play when running Black in Sealed and combines very well with the common rarity Bloodthrone Vampire. 
Being able to come back from the grave gives you a choice for a creature whenever needed for an equipment card or to block a later attack or just something to spend excess mana on in the later stages of the game. 
Overall there is no negative to running this card and sacrificing one multiple times to the Vampire can easily win a game.  For Booster this should be drafted quite early when running Black as the efficiency and card advantage makes it intensely valuable over the course of a game.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


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