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Soulflayer
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 Soulflayer
- Fate Reforged

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.33
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

"Soulflayer" is yet another card name that I'm a little surprised hadn't been used until now. I'm glad this guy got it, though. His look is absolutely perfect and absolutely fitting, and his threat approaches Akroma levels (even if he can only have four abilities on any given casting). The fact that he can get hexproof jumps out to me, and might make him even more dangerous than his angelic counterparts against some decks. He may also end up as the only creature in Magic, ever, that can naturally have double strike, deathtouch, and trample at the same time - I can't think of a bigger nightmare for most creature decks.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Soulflayer which is a six mana Black 4/4 with Delve that can lower the mana cost to two Black and it can gain a variety of effects if creatures with them are exiled by Delve. This is excellent alongside cards like Gurmag Swiftwing and Vampire Nighthawk in a mono-Black deck and there are many options available when using other colors.  This is a card that should not be hard cast and greatly benefits from the Delve mechanic as well as self-mill, so it should see play in decks built around it as a mainline threat or possible finisher depending on the creatures used.
 
In Limited this may not get to see many added effects, but is still a reasonable 4/4 for six or less which is certainly playable.  As a first pick in Booster it can potentially be a little weak if not supported with drafting effects it is still playable as a potential two mana 4/4 and shouldn't be passed most of the time.  In Sealed it naturally depends on the pool, primarily Black with the two symbol requirement, and is a bit much to splash.
 
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

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Soulflayer
 
This is the kind of card that makes combo players go crazy. The possibility of making him a huge voltron by delving away just the right creatures is too tempting. Soulflayer perhaps? While that may be the ideal situation, something simpler may be more practical - maybe something cheap with hexproof or indestructible. He combos well with the Torrent Elemental we reviewed earlier in the week. Delve away the elemental to give the Soulflayer flying, then cast the Soulflayer next turn. Even if you have nothing special to delve away, you could have yourself a 4/4 for as little as 2 mana if you can fill your graveyard quickly. 
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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