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Primal Frenzy

Primal Frenzy

G, Enchant Creature, 
Enchanted creature has trample.

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.24 (9 Reviews)
Limited: 1.17 (9 Reviews)
Reviewed February 26, 2002

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



On long Magic trips the Texas Guildmages used to play a game created by Jeff Zandi called Guildmage Jeopardy. In the game there was an always controversial category called "Does this card suck ?" We used to have great arguments over whether cards like Wall of Nets or Daluthi Jackal sucked in limited or constructed. It was a lot of fun. Somehow I don't think there would be much debate about whether this card sucked or not.
Limited- Maybe in a very focused deck ? Nah...1.0
Constructed-Could it be worse in Constructed than in Limited ? Yeah... .75
Old School- Yes Dojo it does suck in all formats.


Remember the days when we had Rancor? Well, these aren't them. Primal Frenzy doesn't do enough as a creature enchantment. I won't necessarily say that is overcosted (how could it be at 1cc?), but it just doesn't do enough. Whether it be Constructed or Limited, there will always be better cards.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2


This card has more uses in multiplayer group games I think.  The reason I say this, is that you usually will play it on big creatures that don't come with an evasion ability.  Usually in regular constructed tournament play, the creatures with evasion or some other special ability are the ones that get played.

As for limited.  I try to never draft this card.  I can hardly even think of a situation in draft or limited where this would be useful, much less playable.

Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 1.0


Compare this to Rancor. This card is very bad and would have to be the 23rd card, and then I'd probably play a land. 0.5 in both constructed and limited.


This card is pretty good.... FOR ME TO POOP ON. It'll definitely be the 28th card in your limited deck, that's for sure.
Reprint rating: Skill tester, don't use
Limited Rating: 1
Constructed Rating: 0


Limited *

Constructed *

If I could give this zero stars I would. Creature enchantments as a general rule are bad. Really bad. No, REALLY bad!!

Having said that... Primal Frenzy has got to be one of the worst of the worst. the only way you'll actaully get anything out of this card is if you use it along with a permanent marker to make proxies.


Last card in draft, no purpose in constructed at all
Limited - 1
Constructed - 1

John B

No Review Today


Limited:**(2 Stars)
Constructed:*^(1 1/2 Stars)

Primal Frenzy is obviously an attempt to remake Rancor. Nice try, but not nearly the power level. The only reason I made it higher in Limited is that it can help break those creature standoffs in the late game. Nice kiddie bait factor, though.

John Hornberg

Three words: Pile of crap. You don't know how hard it is to resist cursing about how bad this card is. This card has no real benefit in constructed, and it takes up slots that most likely can be filled by something much more potent, such as Overrun. In constructed, it gets a 1, because someone can play it, but keep in mind that you will be laughed at, and that you can always fill the spot with something better.

In limited, this is a joke. Don't take, always pass it. Insult the person next to you, take that foil land or that Overeager Apprentice and pass him or her this. If this is not a 15th pick in a draft, then there is something seriously wrong with the people you are drafting with. I give this a 0, since it is undeserving of even a 1 in limited.






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