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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Call of the Herd
Torment-Odyssey Rare

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 4.85  (9 Reviews)
Limited: 4.71 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed April 8, 2002

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Call of the Herd is easily one of the greatest card advantage cards ever printed. Easily splashable, Elephants are taking the field all over the country. Two 3/3 creatures by turn 4 for one card investment is almost at the point of too good. This is a first pick, and there are few uncommons I'd take over it, Overrun and Shower of Coals come to mind, but that's about it. 

A 4.5 in Limited, a 5 in constructed.


Call of the Herd is one of the best green cards ever printed. Two 3/3s for the price of one card is VERY solid, and honestly, this card may be TOO good. Anything that dominates Extended may just be too good.
Elephant rating: Dumbolicious!
Constructed Rating: 5
Limited Rating: 5


This card is just plain good. You pay 2G for a 3/3 and then get another 3/3 for 4 so it is mana efficient. Add to the fact that it can often be done on turns 2 and 3 and you are well on your way to doing a lot of damage to your opponent. Plus it has a cool elephant picture. Obviously this card is good in any format and if you draft it you can usually sell it and pay for another draft.
In short, it's mana efficient, damage efficient, card efficient and puts cash in your pocket that equals a 5 anytime.
Constructed 5
Limited 5
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This is another good card.  It's VERY versatile.  I honestly don't know what Ic an say here that others already haven't.

The only one iffy spot is draft.  how early do you pick it.  Also, it could come down to what else is in the pack as green has some good stuf for limited play.  However, if you are getting to keep your rares, just draft it and then sell it.

Overall, I still don't think this card is as insane as Rancor.  I mean, after, rancor ws an error :)  So I will adjust my rating accordingly :)

Transaction: Call of the Herd, meet Mr. Jackson.

Constructed: 4.2
Limited: 4.2

Judge Bill
An expensive card, and rightfully so ... If Call didn't have flashback, it'd still be pretty good, as it would be a 3/3 for 3 mana, and getting power and toughness equal to the casting costs is becoming increasingly rarer and rarer. Add on the fact that it has flashback, and you've got 2 3/3s for only one card slot. One of the two best cards in Odyssey, and the only one not designed by an Invitational winner.
Constructed: 5
Limited: 5


Limited: 5 Stars
Constructed: 5 Stars

How could you not think Call is a 5 Star card? You get two 3/3's out of 1 card that is easily splashable into other colors. This kind of quality is devastating in Limited and just as deadly in Constructed.

Andrew Chapman

Who'd think that elephants, after all this time would be such a great force. If your deck is aggressive much at all and it has green in it, this card deserves four slots in it.

In Limited, this is as solid a card as you'll find. Take it if you are playing green or intend to play green. It isn't a HUGE gamebreaker, so don't be afraid to pass it up if you aren't playing green.

Constructed: 5

Limited: 4

John B

A perfect fit for creature decks, it does exactly what they want it to do. 4.5


One word: Insane.

That about sums up this card in one word for both formats. It's a 3/3 for 3 mana, and another next turn for 4. What's not to love. I think the card is self-explanatory. A 5 in both formats.

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