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Evo Crushinators of Doom
Date Reviewed: 5.26.04
Average Rating: 2
Limited Average Rating: 2.5
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Hmm! An unblockable 8000 Double Breaker...sweet.
BUT... Liquid People suck, plain and simple. So this
turns out to not be the bargain it wants to be.
Evasion can be amazing, but not if you have to
suffer with really badly costed Pre-evolutions in
the meantime. By the time you get to drop him, bleh.
In limited, do not play this guy. You would have to
play a significant number of Liquid People, which
means you will be playing a really bad deck. You
might not even get to turn 6 if you try it. Pick
something else and pass the Lancer to your left.
Now this card is a huge bomb, two automatic,
gauranteed shields, with absolutely no drawback.
This is too good to be true. I currently play
mono-blue, and this guy is my beatstick. Evolves
from current "staples" in blue decks. Your one card
drawing engine, Aqua Hulcus, now got you two shields
be evolving. This guy isn't the new Depthcon like
everyone says. This guy is better that Depthcon can
ever wish to be. Cheaper, Stronger, evolves from
things every blue player plays. Depthcon is more
than obsolete. Lancer makes Depthcon seem as though
it was never printed. One of the absolute best cards
in the game. One of the many resasons I play blue.
Although Crystal Lancer is quite possibly one of the
best bad boys in constructed, he suffers from the
same problem as Barkwhip, and all other evolutions,
your not really gonna be able to get enough base
type creatures to be able to play them effectively.
Althought, Lancer can be able to be drafted, in my
opinion, because most people will draft any hulcus
they can find. Barkwhip really needs a deck based
around him to be effective. So in my honest opinion,
this makes Crystal Lancer better than Barkwhip, and
most other evo's.
AWESOME ARTWORK! ;x
Crystal Lancer: Water Creature, evolution, 6-Mana,
8000 Attack, Double-Breaker, and it can't be
blocked. Do I need to say more? How about it's an
Is this card good? I think it's just okay: not
great, but not bad either. What I don't like is the
6-Mana cost, but in a Nature/Water deck that
wouldn't matter; in fact, I would strongly suggest
to play this card in ONLY Nature/Water because it
would get it out a lot faster. But the bad thing is:
there really aren't a lot of good "Liquid People"
cards to play. Aqua Hulcus is good, and it's only
3-Mana, but the only other good creature is Aqua
Sniper and that costs more than Crystal Lancer!
Sure, Aqua Knight and Soldier are okay, but I don't
see a lot of decklists running them.
Pros: 6-for-8000 Attack, Double Breaker, unblockable
Cons: hardly any good Liquid People creatures
If you can make this card work then by all means, go
for it! But I think this card is a LOT better in
Limited. It's only an uncommon and you could easily
draft the other Liquid People creatures.