[RAV] Dark Confidant Final Text

  • #1
    Here it is:

    {1}{B} - Creature Human Wizard - 2/1 - At the beginning of your
    upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its
    converted mana cost. - Flavor Text: Greatness, at any cost


    Straight from the invitational!

    Edit: Messed up the name.. :redface:
    Last edited by darkhammy: 5/19/2005 12:54:20 PM
    Grape Mimes think alike.
  • #2
    Nice with Sensei's Diving Top, putting a land as second each turn Smile

    EDIT: So is it Dark confident or Dark supplicant????
    Last edited by salomar: 5/19/2005 12:49:48 PM
    Official supporter of the M-team!

    - Sal.
  • #3
    Meh, as it is like that its very very bad.. It could theoriticly go into a black wheene deck I suppose but if there isnt a deck like that wich is rather strong from before (wich I doubt) then this is never going to see play.. (unless rav is going to be insane)

    Quote from Einstein »
    Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!

    Quote from Nietzsche »

    The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.

    [thread=41221][my extendo sig][/thread] [thread=56664][moderator helpdesk][/thread] [Pen and Paper Inn]
    Just add me on msn if you have any questions or just want to talk Smile
  • #4
    Don't know what too say. It's no Meddling Mage that's for sure. Could be usefull, but it will probably suck.
    Former Secret Administrator
    Former Moderator of the Introduce Yourself and Speak Your Mind forums
    The Official Talking Bread of MTGSalvation

    criticasm.com
    Tongue-In-Cheek Rants And Reviews (beta)
    Quote from kman1474
    this game is lagging. someone needs to say somethign dramatic.


  • #5
    Quote from sneakyhomunculus »
    Don't know what too say. It's no Meddling Mage that's for sure. Could be usefull, but it will probably suck.


    Yup, i dont think there's any invitational cards that is better than meddling mage. man i love that card. Anyway, we'll not sure how good this card will be until we know what the new Ravina come out.
  • #6
    looks liek it could be fun, especially with the top. But theres already a whole host of shuffle effects that can be used with, theres probably some Black weenie deck waiting for it though. for which it refills the hand, and prevents over extension.

    Stephen
  • #7
    not impressed really, but i do like the synergy with Top
    www.mtgotraders.com - Enter Code PANDAPAYPAL for 8% off!
    www.CapeFearGames.com - Enter Code PANDA for 5% off!
    Limit of 1 coupon per order
  • #8
    Wow, wasn't it BB instead of 1B before? Quite an improvement. I guess they want to make sure it gets played in as many decks as possible. The card itself is incredibly powerful, since not only do you get extra cards out of it, you only lose life (theoretically) in proportion to the power of the extra card you're drawing. With the Top, it's insane, stack a land on top, free draw. If you need the expensive card, either save it for your draw or put the Top on your deck and pay 1 life for it. Black weenie decks get a small boost from Saviors, and at least this in Ravnica, it will be an amazing deck. I can't even believe they're printing it like that, it's an incredible card.
    Forever known, whenever said, ancient rhyme, forgotten dead.
  • #9
    Looks cool to me!!

    If you are in the Hampton Roads area and on Facebook, join the group that over 350 others are in: Hampton Roads MTG
    Check out my personal site http://Cutul.us and my gaming site http://www.TwinFu.com
  • #10
    sweet

    I'm building black weenie atm anyway, this is a nice bonus Smile
  • #12
    Can anyone Decipher what the expansion Symbol represents?

    I like the card with the top, could be nice in Agressive black decks (AKA Suicide) that don't get over 2 mana. I realy like the synergy of it and top and the Prodigal Sorcerer Vanguard Avatar. But anywhere else it probably sucks unless you can avoid drawing to many cards that cost 3 or more. Even 2 is pretty risky. Or where you can sack im fast.
    The Commander Gauntlet | Lameria
    BGW Ghave, Guru of Spores | UB Vela the Night-Clad | B Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker | R Norin the Wary | RG Stonebrow, Krosan Hero
    GUB The Mimeoplasm | BRG Kresh the Bloodbraided | RGW Uril the Miststalker | WUB Zur the Enchanter | GW Captain Sisay
    RWU Zedruu the Greathearted | UB Grimgrin, Corpse-Born | BR Kaervek the Merciless | BRG Prossh, Skyraider of Kher
    UBR Nicol Bolas | GUB Damia, Sage of Stone | X Karn, Silver Golem | UR Melek, Izzet Paragon
  • #13
    Quote from chaosof99 »
    Can anyone Decipher what the expansion Symbol represents?


    Looks like a tower or a tip of one at least.

    Nice colorful card at least. As for usefulness, somehow I feel the Arena's worth more.

    - Natsume
  • #14
    Quote from chaosof99 »
    Can anyone Decipher what the expansion Symbol represents?

    Probably a spire from a tower or Building.
    If you are in the Hampton Roads area and on Facebook, join the group that over 350 others are in: Hampton Roads MTG
    Check out my personal site http://Cutul.us and my gaming site http://www.TwinFu.com
  • #15
    Now that is a nice looking card, and quite the fitting beginning to the, wait for it... Racinca partial Spoiler list!



    Quite the little gem in my opinion, and may I start this next rumor season off with a new catchphrase..

    'Got love for Ravinca!?' Thumbs Up

    ...Catchphrase Guru...Rumor Enthusiast...
  • #16
    Ugh, very disappointed. It's a horrible Phyrexian Arena w/ a body. The only way it will see play is with SDT.
  • #17
    Quote from Taunting_Elf »
    Ugh, very disappointed. It's a horrible Phyrexian Arena w/ a body. The only way it will see play is with SDT.

    In other words, it will see lots of play.
    There's no substitution for stupidity being a banable offense.


    Spock is not portrayed correctly. If Vulcans are above petty emotions, what motivates him to join the most elite starship crew in the galaxy? I, on the other hand, have transcended the weakness of emotion and achieved a blissful lack of caring. Apathy is my strength, our strength, which prevents us from being all-to-human. In this spirit, may Meh be with you, always.
    4CB
  • #18
    1B? I'm splashing black in my decks once Mirrodin rotates out.

    Which color are you?

    Non-Judge - Comprehensive Rules Delver
    || Autocard || My Latest Project ||
    Random quote of the last time I updated my sig:
    "...FOMG THE SCROLL LOCK KEY DOES SOMETHING "
  • #19
    Quote from billking »
    In other words, it will see lots of play.


    Doubt it. Overall, its very underpowered. To be of any use, it relies on another card.
  • #20
    This card is very good. The fact is that it interacts incredibly well with Divining Top, ensuring that you only take at most 1 loss of life if you want (by placing the Top on top of the library) and if you place your land in the correct order with the Top, you won't take any damage at all.

    In the deck it seems built for, black weenie, it is much better then the Arena because it has a body and it's cheaper and you don't have to worry about drawing expensive spells, because you are a weenie deck. So you lose 1 or 2 life a turn, but in exchange you get to draw an extra card a turn, I think people are willing to do that.

    However, the viability of the deck greatly depends on the other cards that would go in it. Ravnica will hopefull add something interesting to the small creatures that black already has in Kamigawa.

    Besides, who knows if the Arena will even be in 9th edition.

    Cheethorne
    Cheethorne
  • #21
    That card's design is totally lacking in innovation. Every part of it is a retread of retreads. That's my main quibble with it. It's the complete opposite of the wonderfully creative Meddling Mage—another invitational card, which opened up whole new design spaces in MtG and resounds to this day (Pithing Needle, anyone?).
  • #22
    Quote from Taunting_Elf »
    Doubt it. Overall, its very underpowered. To be of any use, it relies on another card.
    Not true. This is like saying that Sakura-Tribe Elder relies on Sensei's Top to be good. Granted, Top makes a good thing better, but the Confidant stands on his own just fine.
    Quote from Insight »
    That card's design is totally lacking in innovation. Every part of it is a retread of retreads. That's my main quibble with it. It's the complete opposite of the wonderfully creative Meddling Mage—another invitational card, which opened up whole new design spaces in MtG and resounds to this day (Pithing Needle, anyone?).
    Null Chamber called. It wants its royalty check.
    There's no substitution for stupidity being a banable offense.


    Spock is not portrayed correctly. If Vulcans are above petty emotions, what motivates him to join the most elite starship crew in the galaxy? I, on the other hand, have transcended the weakness of emotion and achieved a blissful lack of caring. Apathy is my strength, our strength, which prevents us from being all-to-human. In this spirit, may Meh be with you, always.
    4CB
  • #24
    I'm sure one day Wizards will learn that people who play Magic are not also people who make Magic, but this is still a pretty solid card.

    Which color are you?

    Non-Judge - Comprehensive Rules Delver
    || Autocard || My Latest Project ||
    Random quote of the last time I updated my sig:
    "...FOMG THE SCROLL LOCK KEY DOES SOMETHING "
  • #29
    UGH Thumbs Down Mad



    The card art(fruity rainbow sissy crap) and definatly the symbol look absolutly horrible
    I am very disappointed.
    Swear
    .
    .
    .
    Last edited by RUBRDUX: 5/19/2005 3:21:47 PM
    Official Bath-Time Toy of the |Called|
    Makin' sure the ladies are squeaky clean ..everywhere!! Unibrow
    Netdecking is piloting Magic.
    Homebrew is creating Magic.
    Are you a pilot or a creator??

    TeamTNLG (The Next Level Games) sponsored by Ultra Pro
    tap symbol to kill & kill to tap symbol
  • #30
    When 1/3rd of your deck is land, and you have a low enough mana curve of for example 1/3rd @ 1cc and 1/3rd @ 2cc Dark Confidant will on average cause as much Pain as Phyrexian Arena.
    But it only costs 2 Mana and it has an additional 2/1 Body attached.
    I really wouldn't consider that bad. Just very very Spike-y. And there are other formats than T2. Stupid n00bs... Wink :tongue2: Grin

    And that artwork looks cool. Reminds me a bit of what I've seen of Episode 3 yet - very "Anakin Skywalker and the Emporor"-ish. Wink And it's quite colorful for black artwork without looking too childish. Just what kind of creature is he standing next to there?
    Teach Cruel [T]utor of the [T]'s.

    "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." - George Carlin
  • #31
    The art is beautiful! I'm not completely sold on the card though, let alone the expansion symbol. Confused
    Former Secret Administrator
    Former Moderator of the Introduce Yourself and Speak Your Mind forums
    The Official Talking Bread of MTGSalvation

    criticasm.com
    Tongue-In-Cheek Rants And Reviews (beta)
    Quote from kman1474
    this game is lagging. someone needs to say somethign dramatic.


  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes