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Bloodgift Demon
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Bloodgift Demon
Innistrad

Reviewed September 27, 2011

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.65
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.10

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BMoor

Bloodgift Demon

Any flyer with power equal to its CMC is de facto worth playing. This becomes more true the higher the power and CMC get-- a Gaea's Skyfolk isn't as good as a Tower Gargoyle. So even disregarding Bloodgift Demon's ability, it's worth running.

But Bloodgift Demon's ability is a sweet one. Phrexian Arena taught us that 1 life is a meager price to pay for an extra card-- you'll rarely want to target anyone but yourself with this ability.

Constructed- 4.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 5
Multiplayer- 4.75


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bloodgift Demon

I remember when demons were known for damaging their summoner and being about high risk-high reward moments. Kids these days with their 5/4 flying Phyrexian Arenas that can double as Howling Mines, take to the sky hand-in-hand with Kaalia, and act as political tools in games of Archenemy . . . well, I guess anybody can enjoy that, in the right doses!

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Bloodgift Demon which is a five mana Black
5/4 with Flying and at the beginning of your upkeep has target player draw a card and lose one life.  The stats alone are quite solid for the cost and the option to draw cards, or possibly fuel a discard deck by targeting your opponent, make this an excellent choice for Black decks that need a finisher.  With the built in evasion this works well offensively and has flexibility with the effect, so together it is one of the more interesting Black creatures without a true drawback.
 
In Limited this is an absolute bomb as large Flying creatures or repeatable draw effects often are.  Combined into one it is an easy first choice in Booster and should be the start of a strong build in Sealed if your pool is cooperative.  The two Black in the casting cost allow it to be played in a multicolor deck effectively and with or without the effect can deal enough damage to your opponent to win the game.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming
    Welcome back to another great card of the day review here at Pojo.com. Today we look at another card from the new set Innistrad, Bloodgift Demon. Bloodgift Demon is a rare 5/4 flying demon for two black and three generic mana that says at the beginning of your upkeep, target player draws a card and loses one life.

    I personally enjoy what this demon is capable of. In the event you start top decking, you can target yourself for some card draw, just watch the loss of life. But in the event you find yourself with hand a plenty, simply switch the target to your opponent and watch as they begin to slowly lose their life. If playing in modern or vintage formats, be sure to drop in an Underworld Dreams for even more loss of life on their part.

    And the fact that regardless of whom you are using his ability on, he is still a 5/4 flier that should be able to put a hurting on your opponent quickly and efficiently.
 
Limited: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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