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Anurid Brushhopper 
Judgment Rare

Reviewed August 26, 2003

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Anurid Brushhopper - hides from a lot of things, as long as you have the cards to pitch from your hand. Great with your own Wrath of God, and pretty darn good against your opponent's Wrath too.  It's a beast, so a natural fit in Beast decks, but he's so good that you can find him in a lot of non-beast Green/White builds.  He's a fast 3/4 for only 3 mana, and in today's environment, it's pretty easy to smooth 2 colors.  Definitely a consideration in any GW build.

In limited, he's a decent sized body that comes out quickly.  If you're going GW already, he's a quick pick in draft, and a definite include in sealed.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 4
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Judge Bill

Everyone's favorite beast. It misses mass removal, and is a great Cliffs helper. It even speeds up Wake mirror matches. (Without this, Worlds might still be going on :)) A solid creature, and a great choice in any format if you are playing its 2 colors.
Constructed: 4
Limited: 4.5


Anurid Brushhopper

This is one heck of a card. Paying 3 mana for a 3/4 with no drawback is a
deal I tell you. It's extremely hard to kill, with its handy ability. As
long as you have cards in your hand, and its worth discarding them to save
your brushhopper, he'll be ok.

You can use him to chump block some huge creature, then remove him from
combat before damage is dealt to him, so he still blocked, but will come
back to you at the end of the turn.

Another nice trick to use with him is to discard two cards from your hand,
in turn removing him from the game. Then, play a mass removal spell, such as
Wrath of God, Decree of Pain, Obliterate, etc. End of turn the Anurid comes
back to play and everything else is gone, depending on what removal spell
you played. You opponent is left with out any defense. (hopefully)

Anurid Brushhopper
Casual Rating: 3.8

 Van Zandt

Anurid Brushhopper
Appropriately costed for his power/toughness,  plus he's a beast in the same
colors as ravenous baloth.  In limited, he turns excess land into a combat
trick, and in constructed he can hide from removal.  He's not broken,  but
he's certainly adequate.
constructed - 3.2
limited - 3.2

Danny Tatro

Anurid Brushhopper

       When he first came out people from my area overrated him. Removing him from combat to avoid something 2 for 1's you. But in the right deck you just dump flashback cards, or madness something. Still no Wild Mongrel. He's an okay 3/4 for 3. G/W has never been the most amazing beats colors though. They always seems to be outdone by others like G/U. This guy has seen his day, and he won't do anything in extended.

       In limited he's much better. He's a nice 3/4 for 3. His ability although a bit expensive, is still worth it to save him in the right situations. Plus your usually chucking flashback cards, getting threshold, or madnessing. Late game its usually the 5 lands rotting in your hand your chucking. A solid pick.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3.5

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