For the past few sets, the Fire Civilization
has committed itself to being unrivaled when
it comes to masochism. Today we feature a
card that keeps this momentum going.
Eviscerating Warrior Lumez is another one of
those weenie nukers that manages to kill
itself. Let’s find out how it works.
Eviscerating Warrior Lumez
2 or more other creatures in the battle
zone have "wave striker," this creature
you put this creature into the battle
zone, destroy all creatures that have
power 2000 or less.
In comparison to the previous wave striker
creatures, Eviscerting Warrio Lumez displays
a better power ratio. For 3 mana we get a
creature with 2000 power. This is still not
a favorable ratio but it at least comes with
a nifty little nuking ability. However the
real problem is that this creature is wave
striker, which means that unless you have 2
other wave strikers in the field it does
nothing. This is really unfortunate because
if the effect could truly work on turn 3 we
would be able to really cause some damage.
The reason why this creature’s effect does
not work until turn 4 is because as long as
you’re the only one playing wave strikers
(which is usually the case) you will not
have enough on the field by turn 3.
Fortunately, once you do have enough wave
strikers you’ll have a really cheap nuke.
At only 3 mana you can clear out all
creatures with power 2000 or less. It’s
pretty devastating but unfortunately this
creature dies in the process. In order to
prevent this you can go with Merlee, a Light
Civilization wave striker, and power up
Lumez so that it doesn’t kill itself.
Merlee is also great because it’s one of the
few wave striker creatures that cost only 2
Overall this creature has a great cost and a
great effect. However, with all of the
control being used in today’s meta, it’s
difficult to maintain a constant supply of
wave striker creatures in the battle zone.
Without this key ingredient this creature is
Only 3 mana for an ability that’s identical
to Burst Shot.
It suffers the drawbacks of wave strikers.
Once it kills itself it means that you’re
back down to 1 less wave striker.
2.5/5 – It’s a good effect but unless there
are other wave strikers in the battle zone
you can’t really do anything. The effect is
still pretty useful for a 3 mana creature so
it’s worth a shot.
4/5 – It’s decent in limited. I’d recommend
Please feel free to post your comments,
questions, and/or objections on the Message
Board and I’ll be more than happy to
respond. Happy dueling!
- DRY 1337