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Viridian Corrupter
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Viridian Corrupter
Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

Constructed: 3.30
Casual: 3.20
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.00

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BMoor

Viridian Corrupter

In an artifact-heavy format like this, any card that destroys an artifact and puts a creature onto the board in one fell swoop is a major asset. The Corrupter's ability is bound to never lack a target, and a 2/2 infect is a solid body-- able to deliver a decent amount of poison counters, or hobble a creature by a good deal. 

And the icing on the cake? It's an Elf, so it fits in the Nissa Revane/Elvish Archdruid decks that pop up from time to time. With an Oran-Rief boost, or an Archdruid or-- worse-- a Joraga Warcaller boosting the Corrupter, it may be able to poison a player to death in two or three shots, severely warping opponents' blocking priorities.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.75
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Viridian Corrupter
 
Another good reason for infect decks to play green. While Scars of Mirrodin doesn't have the same kind of artifice-based threats that made Viridian Shaman insanely strong in every format, Standard is still heavily influenced by equipment and artifact-based acceleration. Viridian Corrupter provides the infect decks with an answer, card advantage, and a significant threat. Sounds good to me.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is a classic Mirrodin card with a Phyrexian twist. Viridian Corrupter is the Viridian shaman with infect, this makes it perfectly suited for infect decks but limits its use in every other deck. In standard and extended if infect decks catch on I picture this being a staple card for at least sideboard its a relatively early threat that can destroy problem artifacts such as Tumble Magnet among others. The problem is this is only good in an infect as other decks have better ways of destroying artifacts I am sure this will see moderate play in infect decks although im not sure the direction they will take mid range or fast aggro with Giant Growth effects. In eternal I doubt anyone will be poisoned outside of Inkmoth Nexus although its a three drop it could see play in a legacy stompy infect deck featuring Rancor and Invigorate as the opponent gaining life is negated. In casual and multiplayer it presents a solid creature that can take other smaller ones out and kills problematic artifacts such as Coat of Arms. In limited its infect so if your going that direction its a natural pick. Overall a nice homage to a classic card and will see moderate play.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Viridian Corrupter a three mana 2/2 with Infect and destroys an artifact when it comes into play.  The cost is great for what you get with the only penalty being the double Green keeping it from being easily played in most Infect builds.  One of the better three drop options available as it offers card advantage if the opponent is playing artifacts, but may work best in the sidedeck if you are playing any yourself as the effect is mandatory.  Overall a very effective card, but may or may not see much play due to the somewhat limited scope of usage.
 
For Limited where you know your opponent will be playing artifacts this is top of the line card that is only held down by the double Green. 
Even with that possibly forcing it to be played later actually works as a benefit as it can promote more expensive targets being destroyed.  In Booster this is a card that should be picked up whenever your first choice is Green and possibly a first pick if the rare is poor.  For Sealed if you can reliably manage the Green mana cost then this is likely one of your few options for removing a major threat and should be a high priority for maindecking.  As removal and a creature this is a very useful source of card advantage for the format and a welcome addition to any Green deck.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

   Welcome to another addition of pojo.com’s card of the day. Today we take a look at Viridian Corrupter from Mirrodin Besieged. It costs one generic and two green. When it enters the battlefield destroy target artifact and it has infect. And it is a 2/2. Not bad for an uncommon.

    This card isn’t that great, very useful though. In standard, it can take out whatever artifacts your opponents run. And it has infect, which means it doesn’t need to hit much to win, and permanently weakens whatever creatures it hits. In terms of getting what you pay for, just toss in a Liquimetal Coating and then turn anything into an artifact to blow whatever is giving you issues off the board.

   There also aren’t really any vintage based combos that make it super crazy, just again, things that make things artifacts.

    As I said, this is just an uncommon. Nothing super, nothing extraordinary.
 
Limited: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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