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Posted By: Salient (8/26/2011 9:32:05 AM)


With all the new eldrazi token cards this thing gets nuts
Posted By: TheSwarm (6/10/2010 5:26:56 PM)


The one extra mana over Bloodthrone Vampire's CMC for a higher starting power and toughness isn't really worth it; this guy comes out a tad too late to begin a decent sac engine (Bloodthrone benefits from combos on turn 3, while this guy has to wait a turn beyond that). However, he is a decent card in his own right. Still, more decks will likely find use out of Bloodthrone Vampire than this Aristocrat, if they have use for cards like this at all.
Posted By: d-101 (11/8/2010 9:08:06 PM)


bloodthrone vampire is almost always better, that 1 less pt is worth getting it out a turn earlyer IMO. Expecially if the point is to be able to sac many things, that one mana is just another card to sac.
Posted By: bijart_dauth (2/16/2011 7:11:03 PM)


@Arthindole Nantuko Husk is better because it can combo with Gravecrawler and nearly go infinite. This can't because it's a vampire. The Zombie Insect thing actually counts in this case. It's not just flavor, but, Nantuko Husk has that as well IMO. You will have to use Reassembling Skeleton which makes it half as efficient, still a great combo in it's own right though.
Posted By: Ligerman30 (6/14/2012 5:56:06 PM)


The deal with functional reprints as far as I can tell is not just for limited or standard. Wizards takes into account eternal formats as well, and functional reprints (Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse, this, Phyrexian Ghoul and Nantuko Husk, Fyndhorn Elves and Llanowar Elves, etc. etc. etc.) really help out there. Think about it: you now have 8 basic land tutors, 2 in EDH. 12 creature sac effects (3 in EDH), 8 mana source elves (again, EDH has 2). It allows for larger numbers of a certain card that can make the deck run smoother, allows the Elder Dragon Highlander archtype and other Singleton archtypes to play with more than one of a certain card mechanic, and it also can help with the current flavor setting of the block or set where they want to redo the mechanic, in the case of the Aristocrat (Vampires are big recently) and the Husk (flavor-wise, it fi... (see all)
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (9/3/2010 11:44:29 AM)


Excellent combined with Bloodghast, even when your opponent is above 10 life. You can give Aristocrat +4/+4 by sacrificing Bloodghast, then playing your land, then sacrificing Bloodghast again. Now with Blade of the Bloodchief...
Posted By: Cryonic (12/1/2009 9:00:48 PM)


Very nice, Husky for vamps.
Kalastria Highborn's boyfriend is of course a free sac engine.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/11/2010 2:56:22 AM)


This card can be great when used with Butcher of Malakir. Sac a creature to pump this guy up and force your opponent to sac one as well.
Posted By: SoulsDescend (5/29/2010 1:47:03 PM)


For my vampire/Abyssal Persecutor deck, this card words very very nicely...
Posted By: ComradeZhukov (2/21/2010 3:55:58 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!