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I could barely see that it cost 4, not 2, but still, one of the classic badass black creatures of magic
Posted By: ninjaman98 (4/24/2011 1:55:40 AM)


the God Father to all big black creatures Great art
Posted By: demon606 (7/19/2010 1:06:08 PM)


Aw crap I thought he was BlackBlack! I saw one for 100$ and that was why it made sense! Now you tell me it's 2BlackBlack and a 'collector's card'? No. Just no. Bad nowadays, and with no evasion, worse than Serra Angel.
EDIT: I'm sorry world I am a dumbass. I hadn't realized its potential in casual or block decks. It is still a VERY good card, and I apologize for my idiocy. Sadly, to quote Stephen King, the world has moved on, and this is no longer as amazing as it once was. Still, 5/5
Posted By: Shadoflaam (12/4/2011 12:13:10 PM)


Sure, this guy has been outclassed by Tombstalker and Phyrexian Obliterator, but JD was the coolest m*********er in town for years.

And if you can afford the Djinn, 4 JD + 4 T + 4 PO forms the finisher core of a really cool roguish Mono-Black Control deck in Legacy. Run some Dark Confidant and Hymn to Tourach for card advantage, and you're good to go.
Posted By: Salient (1/16/2012 12:45:19 PM)


This guy's value is as much nostalgia as power now, honestly. Thundering Tanadon, Phyrexian Scuta (think about PROLIFERATE with that one), and Abyssal Persecutor are all, IMO, superior and aren't on the no-reprint list. Hell, Vampire Outcasts will (in the right deck) only give up 1/1 to him, gain (instead of cost) you life, and can synergize with proliferate. And don't even get me started about Phyrexian Obliterator.

Not that this guy is bad (he isn't in the least bit bad), but just not the uber board presence he once was. 3.5/5 if he was printed as a rare or mythic today.
Posted By: Paleopaladin (8/20/2011 8:01:39 PM)


This card would fit just fine in today's standard. Maybe even as an uncommon. It's a shame the reserved list will never let this card see the light of day again. Would be great for nostalgia.
Posted By: Kazabet (10/29/2011 9:14:29 AM)


Many years ago, there was one at my local card store. The "2" in his mana cost was nigh-invisible; and I thought "Yes, he really is good."

Even seeing as he's four mana, he's still a powerful and efficient beatstick. Not only that, but he's iconic, too.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/28/2010 3:54:53 PM)


Excellent card and stil a solid creature for Black.

Of course, nowdays he'd be a Mythic Rare and have Deathtouch or some silliness on him for free...
Posted By: Radagast (12/17/2010 12:16:27 PM)


I use to use 4 in my suicide deck, 2 of them were very beat up and i wrote the word "you" with an arrow pointing at the guy in the dijinn's hand.
Posted By: Pontiac (3/17/2011 1:57:57 PM)


I am sorry for a rood comment people who complain really got to me and I am not proud of it.
Posted By: dragonking987 (2/4/2011 7:33:36 PM)