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Necroskitter
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Necroskitter
- Modern Masters

Reviewed June 9, 2015

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Necroskitter
 
We've seen a variant of this card's ability a few times down the years; Necroskitter is quite a strong example of it. In its original limited environment, its high toughness was not as much of an advantage as in larger formats, because of the presence of lots of creatures with wither. However, it did make players cautious about sacrificing creatures for other effects, as the triggered ability doesn't care where the -1/-1 counters came from in the first place. Anywhere else, it will often serve to stop opponents from attacking at all, from fear of having their creatures permanently weakened (and it seems especially cruel that they may have to use a weakened version, but if you successfully steal it, you'll get it back at full strength). 
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Paul

Welcome back readers today's card of the day is Nevroskitter a powerful Wither creature.  A ╝ Wither creature is solid as it allows you to whittle down smaller creatures, speaking of being whittled down if a creature with a -1/-1 counter on it dies you get it into play under your control. This is a powerful effect but it can be tricky to set up. In the formats its legal in modern, legacy, vintage, its a little slow it relies on other cards and creatures dying from specific conditions making it an unreliable card. In casual and multiplayer there is many powerful cards that deal with counters not to mention, proliferate increasing its power level widely and allowing you to end up with a board full of creatures.. In limited its a powerful card players have to respect and play around it, in modern ,masters two it combines well with proliferate and other wither cards making it a highlight of the deck type it does require some support but if your in the -1/-1 counter deck its easily a powerful and abusable card. Overall a card great in limited and  casual and multiplayer.
 
Constructed :1.5
Casual  3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Necroskitter which is a three mana Black 1/4 with Wither and whenever a creature an opponent controls with a -1/-1 counter on it is put into a graveyard you may return it to play under your control.  This is a card that is best with a deck designed around
-1/-1 counters and directed efficient removal to sweep an opposing battlefield and gain the maximum advantage in resources.  Even a one for one that puts counters on an opposing creature to kill it nets a plus one advantage, so cards like Incremental Blight that can remove three targets is a huge boost at plus five.  Overall a strong and fairly unique alternate angle to a Black removal theme that can dominate a game once a combo is established, but is a bit too slow and easily disrupted outside of more Casual settings.
 
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.5


Armuun
Necroskitter
 
Ugh. I read this card, thought of infect and got a little ill at the synergy. I'm glad this was never in standard with infect, and that I don't play modern for the possibility of facing infect decks. Anyway, for infect, it's perfect. Everywhere else, it's nothing particularly amazing. But don't be that guy. Magic players kinda hate that guy.
 
Constructed: 5 (in infect), 2 (everywhere else)
Casual: 5
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer: 1 (Being that guy makes you public enemy number 1)
EDH: 2.5

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