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Sangromancer
Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.63
Multiplayer: 3.75

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BMoor

Sangromancer

Alas, life gain is all but useless when going up against Phyrexian's infect army. If the Mirrans want to win this war, they'll have to learn that. Hopefully not the hard way.

But what's not useless is a 3/3 flyer for 4. I'm reminded of Howling Banshee, a Pojo preview card from a while back, but instead of everybody losing 3, you gain 3. Over and over. Especially useful since Sangromancer rewards you for making opponents discard cards and for killing enemy creatures-- things that Black is good at, and would like to have done anyway. While the 3 life might not stave off death by poisoning, it will be useful for the host of black cards that use your life total as a resource, as well as outside Scars of Mirrodin block where lots of life is indeed a good thing.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.5   

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sangromancer

This card seems tailor-made for Standard constructed. We've had similar cards to this in the past, but there are a couple of differences that might make Sangromancer play a little differently - namely, we rarely see this effect on a 3/3 creature with flying, much less one that fits so well into a tribal deck like Vampires. Against other creature decks, the Vampire deck needs to kill as many of its enemies as possible, and three life per creature put into the graveyard will get it out of "burn everything" range very, very quickly. Another card with a lot of potential, even if it's somewhat specialized.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Sangromancer
 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is an interesting and powerful vampire. For four mana you get a 3/3 flyer decent, also whenever a creature an opponents control is put into a graveyard you may gain 3 life, also when an opponent discards a card you may gain 3 life. In standard I don't believe this card will see any play its got semi relevant abilities as well as being a flyer it just isn't enough to put it into the playable category. In extended and eternal a possibility in Megrim/ Lilian's caress style decks although the same comments from standard apply its just now efficient or powerful enough to see play as it has no immediate impact on the board. In casual and multiplayer this card is great not only does it reward you for creatures that die, hint in multiplayer a lot of creatures die, it rewards you for placing it in a discard deck shell I can see casual players building with this card. In limited its a relatively cheap flying creature with bonus abilities that may not have a huge impact the life gain on creatures dying is gravy. Overall a powerful casual and multiplayer card with little constructed applications.
 
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Sangromancer which is a four mana 3/3 Flying vampire shaman with two life gain abilities that combine well with standard Black themes.  The first may add three life whenever an opponent's creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield which is the more common Black theme.  The second is for discard based decks, but as it doesn't actually help force any discard or deal damage it doesn't fit in overly well for that theme.  As a vampire and shaman it has support, is decently priced for a 3/3 Flying, and is likely to see some play in vampire based removal decks.
 
For Limited a four mana 3/3 Flying is a great card for Black even without any effects, add in a potential life gain and this is probably worth the first choice most rares are selected with.  Support is the always in demand removal, so no special strategy is needed in further draft choices or in reviewing your Sealed pool.  Overall a solid if not overwhelming card that is a nice addition to any Black deck in the format.
 
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
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