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And it's finally officially obsolete with the printing of Walking Corpse, being vanilla of the same type, rarity, and body at a cheaper cost.
Posted By: Atali (1/23/2012 11:04:37 AM)
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The 8th edition one was my first zombie card ever. This one has the better artwork though which really fits the flavor text.
Posted By: Azuredrake89 (7/20/2010 8:55:32 AM)
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I disagree with Aaron's assertion that Warpath Ghoul wouldn't have been playable in Constructed ten years ago. Trained Armodon saw Constructed play and Warpath Ghoul is only slightly worse in a colour that isn't as good at creatures. It'd never have been a superstar, but I could imagine it being at the very least looked at for Constructed play.
Posted By: Nyktos (5/20/2011 6:01:10 PM)
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Black's Gray Ogre, notable mostly for its awesome flavor text...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/1/2009 6:45:18 PM)
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Rime of Ancient Mariner flavor text = 5 stars.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (5/19/2009 4:18:06 AM)
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Aaron's Random Card Comment of the Day #64, 2/14/10

I've played this card a few times way back in the day (I think four of these plus a few Zombie Masters filled out the Meekstone deck I mentioned a while back), but I didn't really fall in love with it until I started working here.

For many years, I had it firmly planted in my head that Scathe Zombies was going to be the card that appeared in the most consecutive Core Sets—after all, if we're willing to keep printing a vanilla 2Black 2/2, then we're maintaining a pretty consistent power level. Plus, I really love the real-world flavor text from Coleridge. (People seem to think we've discontinued real-world flavor text, but there has been some amount of it in every Core Set. Chances are that you've just stopped paying attention.)

Scathe Zombies didn’t make it into M10—I really loved the idea of a redone Nantuko Husk (Vampire Aristocrat) at ... (see all)
Posted By: Aaron_Forsythe (2/14/2011 10:25:25 PM)
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They made it through ten core sets with that flavor text intact... no small feat. Then got kicked out of M10. Poor Scatheys.
Posted By: GainsBanding (8/26/2009 2:59:54 AM)
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I always liked this art the best, it is creepy and has an old decaying feel to it. It's just plain good art.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (9/23/2010 6:26:06 PM)
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Horrible card from the viewpoint of actually playing it, and often printed with flat-out superior cards available as commons at the same time.

I suppose the Zombies get a pass since, like Zombies, they hung around forever, and they do have cool flavor text.
Posted By: Radagast (12/17/2010 12:06:26 PM)
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Art + Flavor Text = 5 for me
Posted By: TheMechanix (6/18/2011 10:45:42 PM)
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I just random'ed here from Will-o'-the-Wisp, which also had an exerpt from Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Magic: The Gathering: Enlightening youngsters to great literature since 1994.
Posted By: car2n (2/19/2014 2:31:42 PM)
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Just a good group of guys, looking for some fun.
Posted By: qk1 (9/21/2013 11:11:23 AM)
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The Scathe zombies were known for their love of eating brains and their surprisingly good cultural arts scene. Their local theater production of "Hello Dolly" drew rave reviews from the Scathe Daily News.
Posted By: TimCrockett (7/30/2013 2:58:59 PM)
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Was actually used when a filler zom-bag was required. Almost like Merfolk of the Pearl Trident or Mons's Goblin Raiders.
Posted By: MattLynn (5/17/2013 1:25:08 PM)
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BROKEN with Umezawa's Jitte. This makes this card similar to (insert creature here).
Posted By: talcumpowder0046 (3/11/2013 4:45:33 PM)
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Vile Rebirth. Seriously, everyone should read Rime of The Ancient Mariner, it's an epic poem of a seaman and an albatross.
Posted By: Jerec_Onyx (12/9/2012 8:22:23 AM)
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And it's finally officially obsolete with the printing of Walking Corpse, being vanilla of the same type, rarity, and body at a cheaper cost.
Posted By: Atali (1/23/2012 11:04:37 AM)
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Warpath Ghoul had to compete with Hypnotic Spectre in m10. Draw your own conclusions.
Posted By: Anathame (10/10/2011 6:36:10 AM)
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@ Nyktos:
Well, the toughness 3 of Trained Armodon really matters. Since if you look at the M12 statistics, 44 cards have a power of 2, whereas only 13 have a power of 3. That really makes the Armodon quite a powerful card. The second green mana however was removed for multicolor-limited reasons, leaving enough room to also make the black version a bit more powerful.

@ Aaron:
Although I never really liked the power curve of magic (since power 1 means 20 hits and power 2 means half that much), I never felt happy with 2/2 for 3. In a usual game, the cmc3 slot is what I call the "pants down" slot, where you usually recognize how the game is gonna be. There are cards like Tempered Steel makes it obvious that no-fattie will see play. Seismic Assault proves that it's some sort of fast combo kill, whereas an Pyrexian Arena symbolizes an attrition deck.

But also non-enchantment cards fulfill thi... (see all)
Posted By: Cheza (8/1/2011 12:39:54 PM)
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Art + Flavor Text = 5 for me
Posted By: TheMechanix (6/18/2011 10:45:42 PM)
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