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Wharf Infiltrator
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 Wharf Infiltrator
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.75

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David Fanany

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Wharf Infiltrator
 
Wharf Infiltrator probably would have been reasonable even without that triggered ability that fills out the last of its text box. It reminds me a lot of Looter il-Kor from Time Spiral, which provided a lot of decks a simple and hard-to-stop way to improve their hand and/or graveyard. I expect this card to fill a similar niche now, especially with madness returning. If your deck has enough creatures to continuously generate tokens, you may not have much need for so many tokens, but it's hard to argue against getting a bonus for something you were doing anyway.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. This guy is nasty in Limited. He's hard to block, and he loots on a successful hit (reminiscent, to a point, of the famous Shadowmage Infiltrator). His predecessor had fear and drew cards straight-up, but that's irrelevant here.
 
Looting is actually a good thing, thanks to his secondary effect, which turns creatures in hand into tentacles on board. Note that his second ability is a trigger whenever you discard any creature card, not just to his own looting effect.
 
The body is fragile, but the effect is pretty dangerous. I could see him making waves, especially given his relevant creature types and his evasiveness. He's a bomb in Limited and good outside of it.
 
Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3
Commander: 3.5

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