• Nix

    It’s a start I suppose. I want my new op vamps!

  • Princess Megiddo

    Looks really quite nice at the moment in an R/B Madness deck. A 3/2 flier swinging on turn 3 is solid and the transform trigger enables your Bolts and the like. I’d watch out for it!

  • Ultramegalord

    Looks like trash, until I was reminded of madness

    • Melissa Juice

      Even without madness, this would be great in limited.

      • boogers

        Don’t forget, this can be done at instant speed. 3/2 flying blocker out of nowhere.

        • Hedronal

          Not exactly nowhere, as people can still see it on the board first.

          • boogers

            People frequently see something like this, particularly if it’s in a red/black deck, and only see a weapon waiting to attack next turn. They don’t see a defense as well, I think the 3/2 contributes to that as well. So no, not out of nowhere. But easily overlooked.

  • Cullen Straut

    Check out the 4/3 haste madness 3 that can come down the turn after.

  • Happy The Cat

    this is the trash wizards gets to print thanks to madness. are you happy guys?

    • Kevan Kramer

      Trash? This card is amazing in a set that has madness in it. Just look at the madness bolt and Incorrigible Youths. R/B Madness already has a solid base. Might be modern playable if we get amazing madness cards.

      • Happy The Cat

        in a set that doesn’t have madness this would have been ridiculed as worse than boulderfall.

        • boogers

          Madness isn’t the only mechanic that cares about or is in favor of throwing cards away. Delve obviously, flashback, spell mastery, unearth, and this can help delirium. Creatures too: tarmagoyf, gravecrawler, splinterfright, dearly departed; obviously if you’re using this with tarmagoyf then you’re doing it wrong but my point is that discard and graveyard matters isn’t just limited to just madness or innistrad.

        • Jazzyboy1

          This is a 2/1 vamp for 2, which is okay in Limited if you really want to run vampires, or if you’re short on small creatures. And it becomes a 3/2 flyer for the low cost of discarding one card. It’s actually great value.

          Boulderfall isn’t even comparable. When I got Boulderfall in boosters, I wanted to find an actual boulder and just mash the cards into the ground with it. It’s such a bad card; it’s unbelievable.

          • Happy The Cat

            this is a very tiny creature that forces you to throw away a card to make it not completely useless, making TWO CARDS for a 3/2 flyer. at least boulderfall didn’t need you to throw away another card just to make it castable
            the only thing good about this is that it’s so bad it falls into the bottom of the Storm Crow list with all the other terrible creatures you feel about having to waste a kill spell on

          • Melissa Juice

            Tossing your own cards is a *bonus* in the right deck.

          • Happy The Cat

            it’s also a *drawback* in most other decks
            people don’t play auras because they can cause 2-for-1s. this IS a 2-for-1. it gains no value for the cost you have to pay.
            this is easily one of the weakest uncommons printed in a good while.

          • Dave

            Must be hard going through life with such a narrow gaze.

          • Happy The Cat

            I play 500+ card decks and just like having fun cards. I don’t really care if a card is good if it is fun. this isn’t good or fun, it makes you have to pay way too much for very little. they could have made it fun with something as simple as adding the flip effect on the night side and letting all players use one or both sides. they could have made it good by giving it lifelink or some buff for madness triggers or one of the other key words in the set.

        • Melissa Juice

          Turns out, cards are designed for specific sets.

    • Melissa Juice

      This is fantastic. Lovely simple design.

  • Zombie

    If there are even 2 black Madness cards that are Standard playable, this is going to immediately hit constructed.

    Other than that, huge threat in limited.

    • Kevan Kramer

      We already got Incorrigible youths and the madness bolt card. I say R/B madness has a good base already.

  • Melissa Juice

    Elegant design. So simple.

    • Atarka Effreet

      Yet so deadly

  • Hedronal

    I find it funny that the ability that only actually works once has to say that you can only use it once per turn, to prevent it making madness extra-abusable.

    • wwww

      I will laugh hard if then they print something like Wild Mongrel.

    • Sean

      Well, if you activate and they ping the front half then there’s no way to flip Heir of Falkenrath before damage resolves. So if I discard to flip Heir and you respond with Electrickery I’d be down a creature.

      Probably still just a Madness saftey valve but its functional downside is worth noting.

  • dduuurrrr dddduuuurrrr

    black delver

    • Hedronal

      But one turn later, which changes things.

      • Raznaak

        But you can transform it immediately, which changes things.

  • kmk888

    It’s a good card, well equipped for limited and Constructed. My one complaint is that the other side doesn’t also have a discard outlet so I can continue to be idiotic with madness.

    • wwww

      Probably they didn’t like Madness spam back in Odyssey.

  • Garrison Tran

    RB vampires for draft

  • Atarka Effreet

    “Oh sorry Thunderbreak regent, didn’t see you there”

  • Will D

    This is a Modern Skittering Skirge that enables reanimator. I am in love.

  • HBFF

    There’s a white bat on her chest…

    • ForeverLaxx

      I think it’s pretty awesome.