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Community Rating: 3.515 / 5  (34 votes)
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Merfolk Looter is still useful in madness or dredge strategies.
This guy is better in general and is priced accordingly.
Posted By: NeedADispenserHere (5/5/2011 6:13:20 AM)



I wouldn't say that Merfolk Looter is always worse than this guy. Understand that four mana is way more than 2 mana, and that, especially in blue, which cards you have in hand is more important than how many cards you have in hand.

I give this guy a 3.5/5. It would easily be a 4 as a 1/3, or even a 2/2. 1 toughness just scares me.
Posted By: ereidivh (7/10/2012 1:52:18 PM)


Merfolk Looter is nowhere near as good as this guy. If you were to represent drawing a card as +1 and discarding or playing a card as -1 than Merfolk Looter is always a -1 because he causes you to both play him and discard a card for each draw. Archivist requires no discarded so the turn after you play him he's a 0 for card advantage then steadily rises from there on out.
Posted By: JL_Weber (12/5/2010 6:16:38 PM)


Merfolk Looter is far better than him.
Posted By: True_Smog (11/9/2009 10:11:46 AM)


Posted By: Salient (1/21/2012 2:19:28 PM)


Trash in standard, Gold in EDH
3.5/5 Stars
Posted By: Hunter06 (12/10/2012 7:59:25 PM)


nice card; free draws are always nice. One could argue the mana cost being a little high, but people are more likely going to need the extra card draw later in the game anyways.
Posted By: Burningsickle (5/6/2014 7:07:50 AM)