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Nantuko Cultivator

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.43 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 3.30 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed April 2, 2002

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Nantuko Shade was #4, and easily should have been #1. It was hyped, and deserved every bit of it. Instead we get Nantuko Cultivator. Umm, no comparison. But we don't need to compare, we just need to rate. I would definitely play this guy in Limited, he's probably a 3, but situational. In Constructed, I would not play him.


This guy is less exciting when you realize it says "land cards" and not any cards. For a moment I was thinking that this guy was a combo by himself, but instead he's just a way to dump additional lands in your hand, which isn't as helpful if you don't have a way to get them there in the first place. Probably pretty good with Abundance, though.
Group Game Combo rating: 3
Limited Rating: 3
Constructed Rating: 1


I like this card a bunch you trade land from your hand for +1 counters and get to draw cards which is a great card ability. However I don't see any really good ways to really break this card in the black dominated metagame of Spring 02. It also seems odd that he is green with this ability that seems more like a blue ability but Torment is a wild ride.
Constructed-3 (a good card but not superior in the current system)
Limited-4 (really good ranks the top tier of picks)


This guy is definitely no Nantuko shade.  However, I think he has some potential.  He's obviously alot stronger in limited. His development is still early and we having tested all of this cards potential.

Give it time and it should shine through.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 2.8

Andrew Chapman

This is a guy waiting to be broken. How can you make a deck that gets a lot of land in your hand (not hard) and this guy while still being able to function if both of those things don't happen? That is the question that will need to be answered to develop this card's real power.

In Limited, this is a GREAT late game card. Weak early on, it later allows you to change your excess lands into a bigger creature and a way to draw to your other useful spells. Sounds good to me!

Contructed: 3 (waiting to be higher)
Limited: 4

Judge Bill
Well, I want to say this card is good, but from the experience I've had with it, and the number of bounce spells running rampant in constructed right now, it just isn't that good.

In limited, it's slightly better, but it needs trample or another evasion ability to really be any good. 

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 3

John B
Nantuko Cultivator is one of those wierd cards that can be really great but no one uses. Why? It's really hard to use, that's why. I tried a deck with 4 Nantuko Cultivator, 4 Eladamri's Call, and 35 land, among other things. It won a few games, but there must be a better way to use the Cultivator. I just haven't found it yet.


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