Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
talk long, but I have to catch a plane for
PT-Chicago (I'll be the guy in the Shuffle & Cut
Games shirt - there should be only one of me).
In limited, gaining
life and tapping down things when serving is nice.
I'd definitely play him in white, thought not
really a reason TO play white.
In constructed, it had
a place in the Orim's Chant Deck as a way to gain
a whole lot of life, but outside of something like
that, not real useful, Possibly with Test of
Endurance, but I never tested that Theory.
Here is Hanna's better
half. Gerrard finally gets Legend status after
many years as Wizard's main man in their story
line. In a fitting end to his reign, he selflessly
sacrifices himself for the good of others. As a
card, he's a bit too high costed to play in
constructed, though he has some interesting
abilities. Those abilities are put to much better
use in the limited environment. He's got a big
enough toughness to stay out of most harm's way,
and he can tap more than one creature if you have
the mana available. Tappers are a great thing in
limited. Nibbles of life gain are an added bonus.
In draft, probably a first pick if you are going
Constructed - 2.5
Limited - 3.75
Wednesday - Gerrard
This is a wicked
card, for a couple of reasons. First, the life
gain ability can be very annoying, especially
against a control deck. Second, it can tap down
a random blocker so that you can get more damage
In limited, the life
gain ability is also annoying, simply for the
fact that you usually want to hold a couple of
lands back to bluff a spell. The tap ability is
less useful, but can help to get through the
last few points of damage.
You have a big advantage if you can get this guy
into play. His tapping ability makes him harder to
block and you'll most likely be gaining anywhere
from 3-5 life per turn on average. There are
better options, but he's not that bad...
In Limited, he's so much better due to the lack of
removal spells. Just sit back, gain life, attack,
whatever. Real nice here.
life gain is good, 5 mana for a 3/4 is not. Nice
in limited, sub-par
constructed - 2.25
limited - 3.5
For 3WW a 3/4 legend sub-par, gain life ability,
tappage ok. All in all nah, not that good.
Limited...Wow, I like tapping guys over and over
then gaining life
While Gerrard doesn’t
exactly scream for a specific deck design to abuse
him his abilities are solid and useful for almost
all games and his casting cost isn’t atrocious.
With 4 on the backside he will even survive for a
will probably always want a card that fits your
deck more specifically and if you are playing an
Armageddon deck his cost is just higher than you
would like it to be. Still, he can be decent –
Limited: The double
white hurts but if you get him out he is really
nice and useful for his combat trick – 2.75