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1UB, Creature Atog 1/2, Odyssey Uncommon

Discard a card from your hand: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn. 

Remove two cards in your graveyard from the game: Psychatog gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 3.31
Limited: 3.80
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2001

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.



Psychatog is too new for me to really give a review on.  We have seen him go to town in limited events.  This guy is very valuable in limited if you are planning on playing both black and blue.  I think he has a ton of potential in constructed, but he would have to be in the right deck.  Maybe thing with lots of flashback would be useful with this card.  Maybe he will see some play in the Odyssey constructed tournaments down the road.

Constructed: 2.4?
Limited: 3.0


Easily considered the best Atog from Odyssey, I've seen Psychatog completely rule the board. I've also seen him be overused, underused, and totally devalued. This is definitely a skill intensive card and in the right hands, it reaches near broken. In the wrong hands, its horrible. 

Constructed - 2.5 (might be block worthy)
Limited - 4.5


Limited ****
Constructed ***

One of the best 'togs to date.  Psychatog's 2 pump abilities are very good and actually "feed" each other.  It can be very difficult to deal with an Psychatog during any point of a Limited game which is why I rated it so highly.


The new, thus far untested Atog straight From Odyssey. WotC decided to try some multi-colored Atog, make their Power/Toughness too low for their casting cast, and make their abilities sub-optimal, and far less powerful than their original, still-fairly-weak counterparts. So what are we left with? Four really bad Atogs, a SUPER bad Atog legend that eats bad Atogs, and Psychatog. Is Psychatog bad? Yes. For what it does, it's a terrible example of inefficiency. If push comes to shove, will he get the job done?

You bet!

The combo is in the fact that the two abilities work together. *Remove 2 cards in your hand from the game, Psychatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Kinda sweet. Start with a large hand a few cards in the grave, and we have a genuine assassin on our hands here.

Despite having low stats, Psychatog can, and will kill. A few decks are already testing out this Atog, but time will tell if he's really good in the long run.

In limited, he's retarded, and should always go pick 1-3 if he's in your colors. There is always a bunch of extra trash floating around in limited you can feed Tommy 'Tog with.

New Constructed: 3.0
Old Constructed: 2.5
Constructed Potential: 4.0
Overall Constructed: 3.17

Limited: 4.5


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I know I bashed this guy horribly in one of my articles, but he's sort of grown on me. He has potential in type II to be death when he hits the board, especially late in the game, and he will be a major force in Odyssey block, because black/blue has too much to not be good. Still, he's a sitting duck early in the game, plus there are better things you can be dropping third turn. He's the ideal beatstick for blue/black control, because he can drop late and be game. Thus, he get's a 4.5. He's one of the best atogs.

In limited, he's even worse, but he's not something I'd draft in droves. If there's more than 1 or 2, then you can afford to let them go by. He's again devastating late in the game, but definitely not a force early on. He'll go between 2nd to 6th pick in draft, possibly 7th or 8th, and will be in any sealed deck of his respective colors. So, in limited, he gets a 4.






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