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@Darkcider: Sure, it's true that in the late game it might be a 4/4 for (3)BBBB. But if you have 7 swamps that don't need to be used for anything else, this card is better than a Plague Beetle, which will never be cast as something bigger than 1/1.
Posted By: Chamale (4/12/2010 4:02:27 PM)


Decent first turn vampire that has a decent ability. Great for some black on black action.
Posted By: thezanet (2/3/2010 2:11:57 PM)


This just might be the best in the cycle, as black is reeeeeeeeeally good in Zendikar/Worldwake limited.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (2/12/2010 7:51:45 AM)


So it occurs to me that this is a one drop rogue with Swampwalk. That is to say that he is Prickly Boggart's long lost Prowling brother :P
Also, for an example of the MODERN POWER CREEP!!!!!1!1!1!1!!!!11one! see also Plague Beetle.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (4/29/2010 12:14:30 PM)


It's always fun to see a card I've always neglected to recognize irl on this site, then have a few guys easily convince me how wrong i was to do so :p

I always feel a bit jaded afterward.
This is better than a 3. It's hardly ever a dead draw thanks to its versatility, and that makes it pretty good right there. At least a 3.5.
Posted By: RafiqTheMiststalker (5/9/2010 3:16:49 PM)


decent card. one drop swampwalk for early in the game and if you draw one later, instead of being a dead draw you can make him as big as you can afford.
Posted By: tantallum99 (9/24/2010 8:13:21 PM)


A 1/1 one-drop swampwalker seems almost obligatory in a new block and this one outdoes all the rest. Being a Vampire only helps. Guess this is why they keep churning out reprints of auras that turn land into swamps e.g. Evil Presence. This thing could become a big unblockable finisher at the end.
Posted By: jfre81 (1/26/2012 12:54:41 AM)


I disagree that this is the best 1-drop vampire, although it cetainly isn't bad. The kicker makes him better than the trusty plague beetle, and also give him some good power in the late game.

Posted By: Gaussgoat (2/25/2010 2:04:12 PM)


This is perhaps the best one-drop Vampire in the game. It's a 1/1 with swampwalk and a multikicker for late game use. Run four of these.
Posted By: demoninabottle (2/9/2010 5:06:51 PM)


replace your nightshade stingers (or prickly boggart) with these if your playing black and you use prowl
Posted By: MDStrawHat (2/1/2010 8:08:46 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!