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Zulaport Cutthroat
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Zulaport Cutthroat
- Battle of Zendikar

Reviewed May 17, 2016

Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.25
Multiplayer: 3.88
Commander [EDH]: 3.88

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David Fanany

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Zulaport Cutthroat
 
Yesterday's card of the day was strongly aligned with the token-generating and death-advantage styles of deckbuilding, and this card takes that affinity up to eleven. And not just in the manner where you re-label the 10 setting to 11: its game text is less specific but even more helpful. Not every board state has all the components required for an Eldrazi Scion to give you an immediate advantage. Every deck faces opponents with removal, and every deck can benefit from ways to deter it. And that one extra word in its type line - "Ally" - adds a whole new dimension to that tribe.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
BMoor Zulaport Cutthroat
 
The Ally deck doesn't typically run much black, but there are enough that a black-variant Ally build might be viable, especially with graveyard recursion to recover lost Allies. While the 1/1 for 1B is nothing exciting, the fact that the life drain ability triggers for ANY creature dying is very nice. It forces your opponent to focus on an otherwise-underwhelming creature before he removed the creatures he actually wants to remove, and can turn a tumultuous blocking phase into a reversal of momentum or a Pyrrhic victory for your opponent. For extra style points, play a Languish or the like with this guy out to deal the final points of damage to win the game!

Constructed. 2.5
Limited. 2.5
Casual. 3.5
Multiplayer. 3.75
Commander. 3.75

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