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Wight of Precinct Six – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Most cards printed in Magic the Gathering aren’t ever going to be played in top-tier competitive decks. However, in the case of Wight of Precinct Six, this Zombie creature did see some fringe Standard play at one point. Since then, he’s become a Kitchen Table Magic hit, too. 

As a creature, the Wight is actually quite efficient. A 1/1 Zombie for 1B is pretty bland, but his ability allows him to gain +1/+1 for each creature in your opponents’ graveyards. So once an opponent has 2 creatures in a graveyard, your Wight is already a 3/3. This doesn’t include any buffs from popular Zombie creatures such as Cemetery Reaper or Death Baron. Already, he’s a good card.

Most casual hits are cards that are good in and of themselves. But, most of the time, they simply don’t find a home competitively for the long-term. However, Zombies, in particular, are a very popular Magic the Gathering tribe when it comes to deck-building. This is why creatures like Wight of Precinct Six tend to be such good choices to collect. You really do want to have 4 copies of this guy if you’ll be playing him. Whenever you have a card that is best played as a full playset, they will sell much more quickly that cards that you really only need one of in your deck.

Wight of Precinct Six has even sold for over $1 per copy before. On TCGPlayer, it has often sold for closer to $0.30, though. The Wight also has several other printings, some of them limited ones, in Commander 2013,  Commander 2016, and Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska. It also had a considerably larger printing in Iconic Masters. Also, the Wight was finally downgraded to the common rarity in its appearance in the Jumpstart set. 

Since 2016, there has been a huge influx of Zombie creatures printed into the game. The Shadows Over Innistrad set introduced a few new playable Zombies, including Diregraf Colossus and Relentless Dead. Later, Amonkhet introduced quite a few more, including the very good Lord of the Accursed, among others. Naturally, with new Zombies to build around printed all the time, existing Zombies can find new homes with ease. In particular, Wight of Precinct Six is an efficient creature that gets better as the game goes along, so it’s a pretty good Zombie to consider when throwing together a fun little Zombie deck.

Additionally, there are Commander decks that use him, too. Wight of Precinct Six is even better in multiplayer, simply because his ability includes all opponents’ graveyards. EDHREC has the Wight listed in about 8000 decks in mid-2024, so there’s definitely demand for him. With the Commander interest, copies drift off the market here and there from that format. If you have copies of Wight of Precinct Six hanging around, be sure to hang onto them. This little guy is definitely a keeper.

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Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy. Personal Website: https://www.thephoenixdesertsong.com

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