Thursday, 20 December 2012


Sorin MarkovSorin, Lord of Innistrad

I still don't know what to think of Sorin. He always just seemed like a guy who just didn't want to be bothered until the Eldrazi showed up and then had to go deal with people messin' up Innistrad.

Sorin Markov aka "Sorin, the Vampire"
I was really considering nicknaming this card "The Wump Stick" because that's what this card tends to be. The -3 can really turn the tables on an opponent quite quickly especially in an EDH game. The +2 is a little off in my opinion. The ability is great, but why does it give you +2 loyalty instead of just +1? The -7 of Mindslaver is hilarious whenever it happens. Now the cost is definitely an issue. This card is not splashable and is expensive for it's colour. This card has pretty much been relegated to the world of EDH.

Pros: Great -3 and -7, decent +2, quick ult charge
Cons: Expensive, triple black mana
Rating: 3.5/5

Sorin, Lord of Innistrad aka "Sorin, the General"
This card came out during the era of black/white tokens and it was glorious. The +1 makes a great addition to any token army, especially since it has lifelink. The -2 emblem is also really nice because emblems can't be dealt with and that +1/+0 will add up over a bunch of little gribblies. The ult of improved Terastodon is super awesome since you get the creatures or planeswalkers afterwards. However, outside of a token deck, this card is pretty underwhelming. The 1/1 is too small to warrant the initial 4 cost and the +1/+0 only really works with a large number of creatures, otherwise it's just a little bit more damage.

Pros: Great in a token deck
Cons: Underwhelming outside of a token deck
Rating: 3.5/5

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