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This thing is insane! Out of all the cards, this one is has to be one of the best. Do you block it and lose your guy? or do you take it and risk a ninja smacking you in the face and give them an extra card? Talk about a punisher card. Plus it works wonders as a defender.
Posted By: Yozuk (5/31/2012 8:43:45 PM)


Yes, this is an excellent card. It will essentially replace Tidehollow Strix in all situations. The card draw is a significant advantage over the 1 extra power because of the deathtouch. Early on, he is an effective blocker unless the attacker has first strike. Even with a trampler the opponent will only get 1 attack and then die. Any equipment/auras that buff him will make him even deadlier, since he has flying.

Fits great in an Esper deck since he is an artifact, and fits into a Grixis deck because he is just so evil!
Posted By: CorkBulb (7/17/2012 6:44:48 PM)


This creature, Just by itself:
. Generates a card draw whenever it enters the battlefield.
. Has flying, which can be turned into a considerable life loss for your opponent.
. Can kill the mightiest creatures your opponent has with a single block.
. Is a black artifact creature, saving itself from a bunch of removal spells.

Using ninjas, you could draw even more cards (Ninja of the Deep Hours), slow your opponent's table a little (Mistblade Shinobi), tutor your own creatures (Higure, the Still Wind), etc.

How can you not love this little owl?
Rating 5 out of 5 for me!
Posted By: Daeodolon (6/4/2012 10:58:13 AM)


Finally! A ninja-enabler that I want to cast every turn! And it's actually a good blocker!
Posted By: MisterAction (6/27/2012 6:31:13 PM)


Recently put four of these into my deck and this little guy works wonders; so much value just like others have said.
Posted By: Tivoko (7/25/2012 5:23:22 AM)


Better than Hanna, Ship's Navigator is Academy Ruins.
Posted By: Cygore (8/13/2012 7:52:05 PM)


skeleton shard, just sayin.
Posted By: RagingGoblinGrenade (9/7/2012 9:07:02 PM)


Currently, this is the highest rated 1/1 creature and 2-drop creature, and I have to say I'm inclined to agree. It either warrants removal or else it's gonna take one of your creatures with it, probably something that costs a lot more than 2 mana too. Plus, it cantrips, so your getting great value out of it even if you don't get it back from the graveyard (which we all know you will). Not to mention the art and flavor on this card is awesome. 5/5 easily.
Posted By: Ogonomany (12/11/2012 2:31:03 PM)


Almost always a 2-for-1; and yet another great reason for me to run Plague Spitter.

Also, any evasive guy who can recur or cause card advantage is a great equipment holder.
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/17/2013 1:43:08 PM)


This is practically the definition of efficiency. {U} for a 1/1 flying is standard, {B} to add deathtouch is reasonable, so the cantrip is essentially free.
Posted By: LordRandomness (7/29/2013 5:17:33 PM)