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Invisible Stalker
Innistrad

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

Constructed: 3.60
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 3.90
Multiplayer: 3.10

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BMoor

Invisible Stalker

This card is frighteningly powerful if used correctly. Your opponent can't block it and can't target it to kill it, but you can target it in order to pile Auras and Equipment onto it, making it a most fearsome attacker. Does anyone yet remember Silhana Ledgewalker from Ravnica block, and how she frequently donned a Wurmweaver Coil and swung for seven unblocked as opponents simply looked on in hopelessness? At least the Ledgewalker could be blocked by flyers. Invisible Stalker can't be blocked at all! Even something so innocuous as an Eel Umbra makes it an incredible headache!

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


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Invisible Stalker

On the topic of something I said yesterday, apparently Silhana Ledgewalker is blue now. That might be even crazier. Not quite as crazy as trying to deal with one of these guys when it's carrying all the human-tribal equipment from Innistrad, but pretty crazy. With all its unblockable creatures and card drawing, you'd think blue would have been picked as a color for equipment decks at some point . . . oh, right. Did somebody call The Deck That Shall Not Be Named dead? Might want to look into that again.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Invisible  Stalker
 
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is the fantastic sword wielding human, Invisible Stalker, Squadron Hawks eat your heart out. Being both Hex proof and unblockable means that your opponent is on a clock as soon as he hits play. In standard this has seen some play in blue/white cawblade decks along with Geist of Saint Taft for a powerful combination of aggressive creatures and equipment. In extended and modern the same concept applies this creature is powerful but doesn’t I feel stack up to the degenerate power available in other deck archetypes and cards. In eternal formats this is severely outclassed by its competition that it just doesn’t do enough in formats where games can end on turn one. In casual and multiplayer this card is good if you need an evasive beater and combos well with all equipment. Multiplayer is much more tricky as you would need 20+ attack steps to kill a single person and if there are three or more people in a game it rises, that is not however counting equipment and other enchantments still my point is that it is slow and ineffective outside a deck based around unblockable creatures or an equipment theme. In limited it’s a solid equipment carrier as it is a human and receives those tribal benefits and can get through ground stalled boards. Overall a powerful and interesting cards with a wide variety of uses most of which concern wielding a sword and turning sideways.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Invisible Stalker which is a two mana 1/1 that is Unblockable and has Hexproof which makes it an extremely effective attacker when equipped or enchanted.  A deck with Blue using auras or equipments can easily win the game with just this one creature ever attacking and the few methods of removing it can be countered or designed around.  This is a card that will definitely see tournament play and is a star in nearly any setting.
 
For Limited this is an uncommon that can be picked before a rare as it will win games with even a tiny bit of support and can be an annoyance even without as there is little in the format that can directly deal with Hexproof.  Any Sealed deck that can afford splashing Blue and has equipments should run this and Booster should draft it whenever possible and follow up with support.
 
Constructed: 5.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0

TDogg

The card of the day is Invisble Stalker. He is two for a 1/1 unblockable hexproof. Hexproof is already a powerful effect but unblockable along with that? I've seen this guy used in mill decks, they put Sword of Body and Mind on this guy and just keep hitting the opponent for at least 10 cards. Any equipment on this guy is devistating, the only way to take him of the board is to wipe it, or make them sacrifice. In standard he was seeing a lot of play in the beginning when the metagame wasn't really established, but now that standard is starting to take its form he has more or less lost his value. In limited I think this guy is great, he comes out early and is very hard to remove.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0


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