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Tithe Drinker
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 Tithe Drinker
- Dragon's Maze

Reviewed June 17, 2013

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.50

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Tithe Drinker

A successful Extort deck should have plenty of relatively cheap spells, so that in the later game you'll have enough extra mana to add several Extort payments onto each spell. Tithe Drinker satisfies that requirement, and is a pretty efficient attacker in the early-to-mid game. Later in the game, she gets outclassed pretty quick, but she's still relevant as a cheap spell to cast and add Extortions to, and as an extra permanent with Extort to keep on the field. Lifelink is nice, since Extorters are usually about the late game and appreciate the extra padding to get them there, but without evasion, Tithe Drinker eventually just becomes a nuisance of a blocker.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 2
Limited- 3
Multiplayer- 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Tithe Drinker which is a two mana Black and White 2/1 with Lifelink and Extort.  This is a very solid card for an Extort theme as a low cost source of the effect that also has additional life gaining options through combat.  The one toughness is a drawback, but otherwise this is a solid card that will be popular in many Black/White decks.
 
In Limited the value of Extort should never be underestimated and a two power creature with Lifelink for two mana is quite solid. Combined and you have one of the best early game options that maintains value with Extort throughout the game.  As a common multiple copies are possible and well worth including in Sealed when running Orzhov.  In Booster this can be a second pick with weak uncommons and should be a high priority in following up any Orzhov rare.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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