Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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3.96 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 4.50 (7 Reviews)
Reviewed March 25, 2002
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just plain nuts. Almost impossible to deal with in
limited, he is truly a bomb and easily a five.
Constructed he's not as solid with plenty of ways
to deal with him. He's almost as good as
Spiritmonger. If you're looking for a fatty in
black, or like doing 6 to the dome, he's your man,
guy is a fattie boobalattie in the Wakefield
tradition. I guarantee that Jamie would have
played this guy in the Brothers Grimm back in
the day. For those of you that don't know who
Wakefield is... ask your older brother.
This is a fine card.
Not unbelievable in constructed due to high cost
and fragility but he is still quite good in the
In Limited he is a
solid, high octane bomb. First pick material all
the way. He just drains and beats and beats
and...well you get the picture.
He also looks good
in foreign foil.
if you drafted black in the Ody. packs
The CHAM-PENE!! This
guy is really funny as to where he fits in today's
Standard environment. There are some deck
that run 1-2 of them "just because."
There are some that can play them and just
opt not to. Truth be told though, he has a
lot of elements you want in a creature. He's
big, he has a decent special ability, and he
In limited, this is not a bad guy to open. His
ability to steal life can sometimes be used a game
winner. Then when he's not a game winner, he
just keeps his day job going as a big monster.
The only thing really even remotely bad about this
guy is his casting cost.
Limited: 4 Stars
Constructed: 4 Stars
The Champion is one of those
cards that can pretty much end the game upon
casting it. It's a 6/3 Regenerator that
automatically pops your opponent for six when it
comes in and can't get hit by most removal spells.
What more could you ask for?
No review today.
reason's this guy is huge in whatever format you
play him. He's big, hard to get rid of, and
eliminates a third of your opponent's life simply
by CASTING him. What more can you possibly
In Limited, this may be the
TOP card to get if you see it. I can't think of
anything I'd pick higher.
Limited: 5 (maybe a 10 if allowed?)
everyone wants to Call him in the Twilight hour,
but some people forget that 6cc spells can
sometimes be viable in a 1 or 2 quantity,
especially in a slow type 2 environment. If you're
going to be getting a bunch of creatures in play
without paying for them or if you're willing to
pay 6 mana for one, he can be a serious beast. If
you're only going to be reanimating 1 creature at
a time, via Zombify, Death, Breath of Life, etc.,
then there's probably better things for you to
get. A very narrow rare. 3
The price is right for
Laquata's Champion. Even without the Nightmare, a
6cc 6/3 with regeneration is... a Good thing!
(insert toothy grin here)
A good ender,
especially since the ability is loss of life
instead of damage, which gets around Worship &
the CoP:Black and such. However, its converted
mana cost of 6 puts it out of reach of hitting the
table against 2 major type 2 decks (R/G speed and
However, in limited, it's a
beefy body that must be dealt with. Pick it
Constructed - 3
Limited - 4.5
Champion is an okay card. It certainly rounds out
a lot of decks, and it's ability to take 6 life
can be devastating. Unfortunately, he costs 3BBB,
and that triple black in the casting cost can hurt
on any deck playing two or more colors. This guys
casting cost is intensive, and for that, I give
him a 4. A good card, with a devastating ability
and huge numbers, but the casting cost gets him.
In limited, he's big, he's
fat, he makes an opponent loose, life, and last
but not least, he regenerates. What's not to
love?!? I give him a 5. A hands down first pick in