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Doomed Traveler
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Doomed Traveler
Innistrad

Reviewed March 19, 2012

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.90
Multiplayer: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Doomed Traveler
 
See, this is why I don't like long trips - it's always crowded, the food sucks, and sometimes you're travelling in a world full of ghosts and werewolves who won't let you rest until you reach your destination. Wait, what was that last one? In any event, Doomed Traveler is another entry in the class of "kill me if you can (but you probably can't)" creatures, which I for one welcome. I love anything that makes the removal deck unable to just sit back until it has enough mana to make everything go its way; the matter of having an aggressive cost, no less than three relevant creature types, and being the perfect target for Angelic Destiny is just icing.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Doomed  Traveler
 
Welcome back readers todays card of the day is a 1/1 creature that upon dying gives you another body a 1/1 flying creature letting you continue the beat down when a player wipes your board or allowing you to trade in combat profitably. In standard this card has seen extensive play in white weenie decks and human decks as it is a solid card. In extended and modern it is still a solid card providing some damage and another body the tribal component may not be as relevant in older formats but it could still see play. In legacy and vintage this card is pretty outclassed and may not do enough compared to the other white creatures that have abilities attached such as Ethersworn Canonist making it somewhat of a poorer choice then other white cards. In casual and multiplayer it’s a small attacker and a chump blocker then an evasive threat and even better chump blocker once you get the spirit token making it a solid creature for your decks. In limited I keep using the word but its solid not exceptional but it provides two creatures for a card and is human tribal which is very relevant. Overall a powerful one drop that has constructed applications and casual.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Doomed Traveler which is a one mana White 1/1 human soldier that produces a 1/1 White spirit with Flying when it dies.  For one mana this can give two blockers or a useful attacker for soldier, spirit, and token themed decks.  There is no drawback to playing this and it is easily one of the best one drops available which means it will be making tournament appearances for quite some time.
 
In Limited a one mana 1/1 is almost always playable and important to draft for the potential early advantage against an opponent with no creature.  One that in this format effectively improves by gaining Flying if it dies is a star that should be drafted very early in Booster and played whenever White is one of your main colors in Sealed.  This doubles as a two turn stall in later parts of a game and every type has the potential for support if you happen to draft any.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

      Welcome to another card of the day here at Pojo.com! Today we are taking a look at Doomed Traveler from Dark Ascension. Doomed Traveler is a 1/1 white creature human soldier that costs just one white mana. When Doomed Traveler dies, put a 1/1 white Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

     Doomed Traveler is a very well rounded card for only a common. Doomed Traveler fits very well into the theme set forth in Innistrad of humans, so he is more than capable of getting some nice pumps, which is what we would want to see in a one mana drop. And he has a bonus for when he finally dies, you gain another creature! Only this one is harder to block due to the flying.

     Not a bad choice, and certainly a solid card to go with in white.
 
Limited: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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