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Well don't forget Razor Boomerang though a creature with haste and boomerang can kill this w/o clash win and most likely kill skeleton without regen.
Posted By: bfellow (10/2/2012 7:45:44 AM)


If you look at the other worst-rated cards on the Gatherer, this is one that can't be rationalized with.

I mean, look at Numai Outcast: Although it can become a 3/3 at best (without equipment/auras), it can at least block or attack and survive. Despite the extremely costly 5 life regeneration, players aren't going to think that you'd pay it, adding an additional trick to the combat trick. Limited-wise, Numai shouldn't always be a last pick, because creatures are usually necessary for victory.

If you look at Viashino Skeleton, despite it's horrid CMC-to-P/T and the very worrisome regeneration, I rationalized that the card was at least very well built flavourfully: It's supposed to be an extinct species. Even if you resurrect it up, it won't survive for long.

However, Bog Hoodlums costs more and has an additional negative ability! I'm not sure why that is! Unlike the Skeleton, there's no flavour to support why it can't block.

It's a 4/1 th... (see all)
Posted By: Ferlord (1/14/2013 9:27:43 AM)


well it is better then Wood Elemental.
Posted By: dragonking987 (2/5/2011 7:57:10 PM)


Entirely agree with Phage. You can easily get better creatures that aren't gimped in some way for as much or less mana.
Posted By: Elysiume (6/10/2009 7:42:35 AM)


Well, it finally happened... as of just before Mid-night Nov. 06 2012: We have a black president for an unprecedented 2nd Term in office!... and Viashino Skeleton has become the ONLY creature on The Gatherer to be rated LESS than .800 - maybe the world is ready to give Black one more chance? 8D
Posted By: 8Netherwind8 (11/7/2012 11:54:09 PM)


Oh no no. This isn't the worst creature card in magic. Not even close. I mean it is 50% of the time a black 5/2 creature with a good creature type for 6 CMC. That's terrible, but it is far from /useless/. I wouldn't put this in any decks, but you have to get things in perspective. This is not a 0.5 card, it isn't even as bad as something like elvish pathcutter.

I'm giving it a 1.5
Posted By: Baconradar (8/7/2010 4:37:15 PM)


@ TimmyForever

Are you serious? You're putting way too much thought into this card.
Posted By: Jake1991 (7/6/2012 11:42:26 AM)


Because a vanilla 4/1 or 5/2 for 6 mana needs a drawback...

Honestly these developers need to stop trying to hard to define the weakest cards in the block. They will define themselves, you don't have to go out of your way to horribly destroy a cards playability and upset the customers in the process.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/10/2013 2:26:32 AM)


Made my day
Posted By: Vvengyr (10/17/2012 10:25:47 AM)


Posted By: OMFGrhombus (7/10/2010 12:57:16 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!