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Fume Spitter
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Fume Spitter
Scars of Mirrodin

Reviewed October 21, 2010

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.33

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BMoor

Fume Spitter

Nothing too exciting here. A 1/1 that you can sacrifice to permanently shrink a creature... by 1. It is more useful than most 1/1's, since it can hit the board early, maybe swing for 1 a few times or even pick up a piece of Equipment later in the game, but you can also play it like you would Peppersmoke. One black mana to cripple a creature. And if you've got proliferate, then the lowly Fume Spitter can eventually take down just about any creature, even if it's indestructible or can regenerate. Eventually.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Fume Spitter
 
Fume Spitter is another card with a big legacy to live up to, reminiscent as it is of Mogg Fanatic, once considered the best red creature in the game. Once again, I can't help but think of Shadowmoor, and specifically the elegant and powerful instant Scar. I remember using that card to mess up combat by unjustly killing demigods and permanently killing creatures with persist, and this card is perhaps even better by virtue of attacking and blocking when there's nothing like that to do.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Fume Spitter which is a one mana 1/1 that can be sacrificed to put a -1/-1 counter on a target creature.  Being able to do this at will, in response to an effect, after declaring a block, or to support Black's removal and graveyard makes this a very useful one drop that can fit nicely into many decks.  The only real negative against it is the horror type instead of a more beneficial zombie, vampire, or even skeleton to go along with existing support.  Despite that Fume Spitter is a great card that is a good addition to those decks and several others and will be played in tournament level decks.
 
For Limited this is an excellent one drop early on and still has value later by setting up Proliferate or weakening larger threats for Grasp of Darkness or Skinrender.  While not quite a first pick it is the kind of common worth drafting several of in Booster and hoping to see multiples of in Sealed as well.  Quick 1/1 creatures and removal are always useful to have in Limited and a card with both is about as good as it gets.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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