Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Judgment - Rare
Limited: 2.03 (8 Reviews)
Reviewed August 15, 2002
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This guy is GREAT in mental magic. He's all about
being Ball Lightning. as
for Limited, he's playable if you're heavy red and
have a couple of playable
dwarves, and in Constructed he's a definite in a
Are Dwarves any good? No. Does this
make them any
better? No. Is this guy any good by
really. I guess we just have another card
be good if cards around it were better. But
aren't, so this guy isn't.
In Limited, this guy is hard to cast and won't
you any special benefit if you do. I
|This card finishes the
OBC triple color cycle. Unfortuantely, none
are real good. Seton, Patron Wizard, Master
Apothecary, Zombie Trailblazer, and finally,
Dwarven Bloodboiler. In constructed, there
just are not enough good dwarves to make this card
real useful. Maybe if Onsalught has some
better dwarves, but it is nice that his ability
can be used immedaitely.
In limited, this guy is an absolute
monster. People think it's crap due to it
being SO bad in constructed, but this is a 1st
pick if you're going red. It works just like
the Rancor theory - make my puny crap beat on you
until you kill it, and then it works on something
else. Adding dwarves to the mix makes it
better. You'll be shocked how far this card
goes towards winning your next draft.
Limited - 4.5
Current Price - $1.20
I've said it before, I don't like theme decks
there is a sound strategic reason for them (like
rebels). A deck with dwarven bloodboiler in
going to work if there are enoygh tournamnet
dwarves around. The trouble is, dwarves tend to be
expensive with low P/T but with special abilities
dwarf deck is going to have a slow mana curve. As
you've probably guessed, I'm not a fan of this
I'll give it a 2 in constructed.
His RRR casting cost makes him too prohibative to
in limited. By the time you have 3 mountains on
table, this guy won't make much of a difference.
gets a 2 in limited.
|Flavor text should read, "His
battle cry unleashes an avalanche of poop."
Maybe in the next set, dwarves will be a good
call? Nah. Much better in
Limited as he can be tapped instead of attacking
to help one of your
creatures get large. A 2 in limited, a 1.5
OK, so this card is a joke right ? Whaddaya mean
it's a real card ? Sorry
but a 2/2 for RRR that lets you tap a dwarf
(sounds like porn) to give
+2/+0 to a creature just sucks on so many levels
that I will list only 2
but I bet you can come up with more on your own.
Suck reason 1 is that a
red creature that costs RRR should be Ball
Lightning or at least something
of significance, Reason 2 is that red does not
want to waste it's speed
tapping creatures to improve other creatures. This
creature is unplayable
in constructed and is at best lousy in limited.
The Bloodboiler would be a powerful creature if
there were better dwarves in
constructed. Unfortunately, there are not a
great number of these, and thus
a would-be power creature is useless. If the
next expansion is beneficial
enough, this card will be playable. A 2 in
constructed, a 1 in limited.
The "Dwarven King," if you will. Having
the bonus be an activated ability on
the Bloodboiler, however, doesn't fit with red's
general theme, which is
agressiveness. Leaving a creature back to pump up
another creature just
doesn't suit red's theme.
However, in limited, this can really mess with
your opponent's math, even if
this is the only dwarf you have. He can make a 1/1
be able to kill a
creature with 3 toughness.