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I hope some of you are kidding, this card is spectacular.

The fact that this is a creature from back in the day when creatures weren't good overall, and a blue creature at that, and is still above the curve even by modern standards is astonishing.

Much better than Wormfang Drake (though less combo-able); an opponent can kill the Drake's pray in response to it being played, 2 birds for one stone.

As for all of you decrying its Mythic status: You're all daft.
It's only a mythic card due to its promo status. This card isn't actually mythic rare, because it's in a strictly limited print run. You know exactly what you're going to get when you get a FTV set.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (2/21/2011 10:04:42 AM)
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One of the more underpriced creatures of all time. The point damage is not an issue at all if the deck is efficient (fast).
Posted By: chance47 (7/27/2010 2:10:28 PM)
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Even the 20-turn clock on this guy wasn't much of a threat back in the day. A 3/4 flier for 3 mana is significant board advantage by itself, plus players could both make it hurt that much more and put a stop to the clock by slapping an Unstable Mutation (from the same originating set) on it. Outside of monoblue you could always block the damage via a Circle of Protection: Blue if you're playing white, or eat it with any number of sacrifice effects (like Sacrifice) if you're playing black. This is all assuming your opponent isn't doing something to kill off the Efreet, given that it's most likely beating in their face for 3 damage per turn if they don't.

These days there are lots of other options to offset this guy's cost: Lifelink, Vampiric Link or Spirit Link (both of which can be "doubled up" to turn the upkeep damage into net lifegain), S... (see all)
Posted By: yyukichigai (7/27/2011 7:24:51 PM)
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Strong blue beatstick. Very efficient. It's easy to see how it is good.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (8/28/2010 5:19:21 PM)
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It's a blue beatdown and it doesn't die to teh bolt
Posted By: Qazior (11/6/2009 2:10:27 PM)
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Amazing art!!
Are you kidding, Laguz? To make that kind of statement is to completely disregard the fact that the nightmare creature champions something. Admittedly, that is a lot better than Serendib Efreet's drawback, but it is not better in "every way, shape, and form."
The reason this is in the From the Vault:Exiled set is because people were splashing blue just for this card. Seeing as blue shouldn't be the color people splash for for beaters, it was banned (I'm pretty sure, but if not the reason is mentioned in the article on the FtV:Exiled).
Mode, have you realized that Kird Ape IS included in FtV:Exiled? Or did you just phrase that sentence wrong?
Posted By: Selez (11/27/2009 4:34:51 PM)
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It's blue beatdown, something you won't see these days that won't ever get reprinted nonetheless.
And if Kird Ape was for some strange reason also included, Serendib Efreet is with ease.

On top of that, the new artwork made him definitely worth including to this set. Simply amazing, suits great to that card.
Posted By: Mode (10/15/2009 9:32:13 AM)
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@LateralisOne
"Stop being ignorant new players"
Seriously? Do you realize how dumb that sounds? your asking them to stop being ignorant, however in order to stop being ignorant they need to learn something, gain knowledge. The only way to gain knowledge is through experience and reason or a teacher, and since experience comes slowly they need a teacher to give them that knowledge, which coould be you. Instead of helping solve your problem in an effective way you literally told them "Spontaneously gain knowledge."
I'm sorry, ignorance condemning ignorance bothers me.

"Sheesh."
Posted By: TheSwarm (1/25/2011 1:33:15 PM)
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The original art for him is the best. The Revised art is also cool, in an 'odd missprint' way.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/3/2010 4:09:30 AM)
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People, listen. IT'S A PROMO CARD. It's in From the Vault. Don't regard it as mythic rare; regard it as a special promotional edition of the card. It may look like it's mythic, and it may seem like it's not good enough to be mythic (which it is, stop being ignorant new players), but it's in a set of cards that are mythic by definition of their iconic impact on the game from the beginning. Sheesh.
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (9/15/2010 7:37:06 PM)
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