In all seriousness, I think this guy is exactly what RDW and red in general needed to get in order to fill the place of everyone's favorite 1 drop, Goblin Guide. He certainly is interesting, and I look forward to running him!
This portrait was drawn moments before a man dressed in a white robe lept from the rooftoops 'fatally' stabbing him.
The man ran off and was lost amongst the crowd. A short time had passed and the nobleman had risen to his feet, laughing about the whole ordeal.
I do very much love the flavor behind this card and it's art. I really want it just for that, or to just make a noblemen vampire theme deck or something using INN and ZEN cards.
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Brian Tinsman, Set Designer :?mana::snow::snow:
Legendary Creature – Human Designer (MR)
Brian Tinsman, Set Designer can only be cast during the third set of a block.
When Brian Tinsman, Set Designer enters the battlefield, ignore all flavor and mechanics of the first two sets in the block. "Ok so what do we have here... gothic horror? Scrap it. Expand the Devine Vs. Demonic duel deck to 244 cards and print it!"
Have to agree for now, this is the G. Guide replacement. I can see this guy as a solid bloodthirst enabler. Not sure what else red is going to get, can't wait to see what type of burn/removal this set has in store for us.
Yeah, auto 4x for anyone playing R or G/R, hell maybe anything/R.
I don't think he is the "replacement" for goblin guide but definitely a sign that red as a whole is changing to more of a sligh build. As opposed to where you can simply have a burn build now. Depending on the support this may be awesome.
Reminds me of Slith Firewalker. Haste made quite a difference though (guaranteed a first hit essentially if played right). On the other hand, the vamp does have a form of evasion and a lower mana cost.
Goblin Guide is the second-best red 1-drop of all time and should hopefully stay that way forever. Don't compare things to Goblin Guide, unless you want to start comparing card draw to Ancestral Recall.
Huh. It occurs to me: between this and Stormblood Berserker, we've already got two highly efficient red creatures that utilize +1/+1 counters. Does this A. mean Volt Charge increases in viability, and B. leave room for some kind of funky U/R Aggro Proliferation deck?