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I like the other art better.
Posted By: pedrodyl (8/2/2011 7:32:59 PM)


No, the ability itself is good. The problem is the creatures it's attached to aren't.
Posted By: luca_barelli (7/12/2011 12:33:09 PM)


Why is it a zombie?
Posted By: heenaheena (8/29/2010 12:13:33 AM)


Mercenary ability is and was awful, the assassin ability is much worse than Royal assassin's, and the extra P/T is useless as this guy should never attack. Total waste of a rare slot unless you are doing tribal or need extra removal in EDH, and even then there are probably better options.
Posted By: jsttu (4/4/2011 12:48:51 PM)


I agree with pedrolyl. The alternate art from whatever M is is so much better.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/10/2011 2:50:40 PM)


Versatile Card.

@jsttu Please do a search with the advanced options to see all the cards with with 1 power this card could block on the first turn for you. Also, please do a search for all the cards that can deal 1 damage to a creature. A prodigal wizard holds a Royal assassin at bay, but not this guy. As others have stated, the mercenary search ability is fantastic, it's the support that is bad. If I'm going to grade a card/ability of a card, I go off it's potential. Unfortunately, one 4 star card (which is what I gave it) doesn't make a good deck when the rest of the cards you'd have to place with it are 1 and 2 star cards. Instead it collects dust until some 3-5 star cards are around to supplement. That's the difference between individual card strength and deck strength.

I'm not saying your comment was outlandish, but it was overly eccentric.
Posted By: The-Earth-Dragon (4/12/2012 8:28:21 PM)


Well you see, when a necromancer and a corpse love each other very very much...
Posted By: Kryptnyt (11/18/2011 8:14:34 AM)


That's not very royal...
Posted By: garbagegatherer (11/4/2009 3:47:35 AM)


So much fail!
Posted By: Mudbutt_on (8/3/2010 10:21:42 PM)


This card is not that good, but it has its uses.
Posted By: Ratazana (3/8/2013 6:23:11 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!