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Sep 222011
 

It is day four of my set review.   For those of you who have not read these daily reports yet, here is what I am doing.  I am reviewing each color and sharing with you my top picks.  I am not a pro player by any means, I am just a judge who enjoys writing and playing Magic the Gathering  along with many other games.

 

On to the cards
Bloodcrazed Neonate    1r
Creature – Vampire     Common
Bloodcrazed Neonate attacks each turn if able.

Whenever Bloodcrazed Neonate deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
While elder vampires select their meals with care, the newly sired frenzy at the first whiff.
Illus. Cynthia Sheppard    2/1

This guy is not super, but he gets an honorable mention because he grows and he is common.

 

Curse of Stalked Prey
1r
Enchantment – Aura Curse     Rare
Enchant player
Whenever a creature deals combat damage to enchanted player, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.
“Innocent thorns can fill the air with your bloodscent. Don’t stray from the path.”
–Elmut, crossway watcher
Illus. Christopher Moeller #136/264

 

Will this card make it into constructed – yes.  It will Goblins or red deck wins a boost in their speed.  Oh and combine this with Bloodcrazed Neonate and you have a Vampiric nightmare.

Brimstone Volley  2r
Instant     Common
Brimstone Volley deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Morbid – Brimstone Volley deals 5 damage to that creature or player instead if a creature died this turn.
Illus. Eytan Zana #132/264

I like Brimstone volley because it will be fairly easy to deal 5 damage.  Why because creatures die in Magic the Gathering.

Pitchburn Devil   4r
Creature – Devil     Common
When Pitchburn Devils dies, it deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
Illus. Johann Bodin #156/264    3/3

Our friend here is nothing special for a 3/3.  But when he dies he becomes a lightning bolt.  So he has potential.  He might see play in constructed.  I believe you will most certainly see him in limited.  I expect him to be picked as early a the third pick in a draft.  Really tough to say when a card will be pick but this guy brings some serious card quality to the limited format.

 

That is all for now.  tomorrow we move on to White and everything it has in store for us.

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