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I think the reason she's 5/5 is because she's a vampire that's badass enough to transform into a bat. In fact, she's powerful enough that she can spend a lot of her time in an alternate form. If you've played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, think about how powerful you had to be before you could stay in bat form full time if you wanted to.

A 5/5 on the ground isn't a great attacker if your opponent has some big creatures on the board, but if you've got a Stromkirk Captain out, she becomes a remarkable deterrent to attack. Further, if you've got Curse of Stalked Prey out, you can build up some +1/+1 counters with her bat form, then transform her into an utter monstrosity. There's a reason she's called a *Stalking* Vampire.

She's not as much of a game-changer as Rakish Heir or Stromkirk Captain, but she's still decent if you've the mana to invest in her and the right build to fit her into.
Posted By: skjenolc (4/1/2012 5:32:17 PM)
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To each their own, I find the face quite attractive.

In terms of the card, it's pretty meh. 6 for a 5/5, not light on color investment, etc, I'll pass. Limited it might be decent. I wish you could transform at instant speed.
Posted By: blurrymadness (12/31/2012 10:17:32 AM)
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What seems like a regular vampire-lady is apparently as big as your average dragon?
That, and 2/2 bats are kind of pushing it.

I don't know. I love the underlying flavor of the card, and I love how good a card it is on a mechanics level, but those stats are throwing me off.

--rant removed for pointlessness--

For the record, the full version is more compelling than this compressed, anti-aliased version. You can find the full art right here:
http://cghub.com/images/view/161458/

Edit again:
Odium1995, not so much mad and bored, as bored and unhealthily pedantic.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/17/2012 9:14:04 PM)
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@ Smithney : "usable as a 5/5 body on turn 4"
that's a lot less likely than you'd think... unfortunately.
But, I still think this is a great card - both flavorful and useful. There are so many cards in this set that give you multiple options on one card; it's great to have versatility.
Posted By: PastProphet (9/26/2011 4:23:42 PM)
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Not a great card, but wonderfully designed and the art, particularly on the 5/5 side, is fantastic.
Posted By: djflo (9/22/2011 6:16:01 PM)
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"How often would you actually want to transform her back into a bat?"
Sometimes you need a creature to have wings. Turning her back into a bat won me a game.

"She's ugly, I dont get you people."
You sir, have hopelessly high expectations.


Posted By: StreamHopper (9/24/2011 5:15:06 PM)
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This is undoubtely one of the best card designs of all time; it's one of the most classical vampire tropes, a straight 3cmc 2/2 flier for black where only white and blue got slots, a new 4cmc 5/5 black creature. Also, the illustrations and flavor text are great!

5/5 and I even played her yet - my only copy lies on my collection.
Posted By: PlanesMoyza (10/2/2011 5:40:51 PM)
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The 5/5 as a human form is fantastic, can see her running down big bad beasts and wolves in her human fighting form now.
Posted By: Richard_Hawk (10/1/2011 3:15:17 PM)
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She is so pretty, but you know she is so deadly.

Over all, card is solid. 2/2 flier for 3 is always good. And a 5/5 for 4 is always something to take notice of. Only thing I want to know is why her bat form isn't a Vampire.
Posted By: .Blaze. (9/22/2011 10:45:52 PM)
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I WANT HER.

In my deck. Cus, you know, she's a good card. That's... that's what I meant.
Posted By: Villainous1 (11/3/2011 1:58:06 PM)
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