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This is a ridiculously powerful card. It's basically a 2-for-1 at just BlueBlack.
Posted By: troll_berserker (10/29/2013 7:39:52 PM)


Why not make this foil? It would be absolutely beautiful
Posted By: Umbric (10/30/2013 7:55:28 AM)


Best card art ever.
Posted By: skullpizza (10/30/2013 12:51:55 AM)


The question is: When is Vampire Nighthawk more efficient than this? Some can make comparisons between these two: They're inexpensive, they're flyers, they have deathtouch, and they have an additional ability.

And my answer is: sometimes more than you think, and here's why:

--> Nighthawk is mono-coloured. You aren't forced to play Dimir or Esper or whatever when you want to play it.
--> a 2/3 can provide more permanent blocking protection than a 1/1. The 1/1 will usually survive one round of combat, where a 2/3 may be able to survive more than that.
--> Lifelink can sometimes make or break a game more than one card drawn. With this, you can stop a blocker AND gain some for your troubles. Strix just stops the blocker.
--> Nighthawk only has to worry about Creature removal. Strix can be removed by Artifact removal.
--> Vampires are a much better established tribe in EDH than Bird's. There are the odd Bird legendaries like Kangee, but most of t... (see all)
Posted By: Ferlord (11/19/2013 12:46:42 PM)


The classic, the powerful, Baleful Strix never feels bad to play. It can be a removal spell, an evasive creature, and an artifact. It replaces itself immediately, so the advantage of this card can only go up!
Posted By: ChttrBox88 (10/29/2013 2:24:51 PM)


I think it's super cool how a card like this can be printed in 2012 (Planeschase) and become an instant "classic" Magic card. Sometimes they just freakin' nail a card on every level.
Posted By: lorendorky (10/29/2013 9:41:25 PM)


What a lovely reprint. I loved it in the Ninja Planechase deck, and I'm sure I'll love it in Commander.
Posted By: RJDroid (10/29/2013 6:08:33 PM)



As the advantage goes up, I sure hope the price goes down. It's not that much cheaper buying singles of this than it will be to buy four of the whole 100-card deck it's in.
Posted By: JSSarfin (10/29/2013 3:40:34 PM)


Welcome back, dear friend. I look forward to not being able to afford you again.
Posted By: Continue (10/30/2013 6:16:07 AM)


If they make a Foil of this guy, the non-Foils will probably sink some and the Foil will be worth at least $27 :)
Posted By: DarthParallax (10/30/2013 10:13:36 AM)


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