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IT'S SNAPE!!
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (10/8/2013 7:48:17 AM)
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Hey kid, Ive got some popsicles in the back of my van.
Posted By: BiOhyBr (8/30/2010 9:36:40 AM)
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I wonder how this card would have rated if it didn't have Vampire Nocturnus to live up to. I like this card; no, it's no Nocturnus, but sometimes players like rare cards that are under $5 instead of $15+ Mythics. He'll have a place in many more budget-friendly Vampire decks. And again, I wonder what people would say about him other than "Not a good repalcement for Nocturnus."

@Diacrhonos: I will explain better. I love this card. 5/5. I only wonder how he would compare without Nocturnus around because the first half a dozen comments I read about this card said he sucked because of Nocturnus and ranted at Wizards for not reprinting the aforementioned Mythic Rare. I love him regardless of Nocturnus; I'd never play an expensive mythic rare anyway. Over $10 is beyond my desire to pay for a single card.
Posted By: sarroth (7/26/2010 9:38:20 PM)
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As far as face value goes this card is pretty good over all. Now to be honest I don't run him in my vampire deck (it depends on your build if he is better or not, black weenie might be better).

Now with that said I am creating a EDH vampire deck. IF this guy stays out there long enough to pull off his gain control of X creature. I'd say that is pretty awesome. And the fact the gain control will last until end of game/the creature is killed, exiled etc makes him worth a slot in my EDH deck.

Sure there is better but running singleton I am at least willing to give him a shot.

@ Lord_of_Omnipotence - Obviously there are some that DO CARE about the art work. I for one do. And even though my wife dose not play the game she LOVES to look at all of my cards when I get them just for that reason :)

Solid 4/5 imho
Posted By: Razeil (4/19/2013 9:08:47 AM)
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It has a decent cost, and a decent primary ability, that being the +1/+1 to all other vampires. The activated ability is pretty useless, and I can explain.

In order to start using the ability to steal your opponents' monsters you must first have four other vampires. If you have a deck worth it's salt, you would be attacking with those vampires and killing your opponent instead of wasting a turn to get one of his/her creatures.

And even though his constant effect is good, there are too many other great creature cards and artifact cards that can give bonuses, some in the form of permanent counters, to your vampires like Blade of the Bloodchief.

Plus the fact that it does not gain from it's own ability makes it Shock-bait, or prey to all the myriad two damage or -2 effects out there.

In short, this is one of those cards that you look at and say, "Hey cool! I'll pwn with this!" After you get it, you realize that it isn't very practical.
Posted By: HERETICPRIME (2/10/2013 4:52:40 PM)
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I see this as better than Vampire Nocturnus for any multi-color vampire decks, including Red / Black. I'd rather have always-on +1/+1 with chance to steal some creatures than +2/+1 & Flying 15%-25% of the time.
Posted By: kruggiero (3/28/2013 5:21:02 PM)
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who cares about the art? this is a solid card.
Posted By: Lord_of_Omnipotence (2/2/2011 2:55:53 AM)
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Wow...what great art...oh wait, I'm NOT a fourteen-year-old girl! FAIL!

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I said on Barony Vampire's comments that these two cards need to swap art. Her looks and her stance make her look sort of coy and flirty, but in a cold, vampiric way (how you'd imagine a "Captivating Vampire").

THIS dude, on the other hand, fits Barony Vampire's flavor text remarkably well. His whole mien exudes the "creepy, bad-touch predator" thing that BV's text seems to imply. I'd definitely not let this guy within 1000 feet of an elementary school.
Posted By: Paleopaladin (8/17/2010 12:32:32 PM)
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I AM a girl, and the art is still a fail. How about a sexy guy? Think Frank Langella's portrayal of Dracula, not this teenage junk.
Posted By: Ange-Gardien (2/17/2011 8:47:47 AM)
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Sorry to write another comment like this, guys.

But aside from the fact that he could use about a dozen plastic surgeries, that's some bad hair. What is this, the 70s?

I kind of feel bad for Eric Deschamps. His artwork is usually awesome. He's not the one who came up with the idea of the art for this card. Blame WoTC. And Stephanie Meyer.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (1/31/2012 9:22:10 AM)
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