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Chartooth Cougar 
Scourge Common

Reviewed June 18, 2003

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Chartooth Cougar

Constructed: 1.75
Limited: 3
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Hmm... 6 for a 4/4 Firebreather....with mountaincycling. I've seen that he often makes the cut in red based limited decks. But I just can't see it making the grade in a constructed arena unless mountaincycling becomes really important as time goes on.

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Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 2.75

Judge Bill

Red does NOT want to pay 6 mana for a creature like this. I'll take an extra point of power and toughness for the same converted mana cost, thanks. The Mountaincycling is bad, because this card wants to be both a beater and a mana smoother, and it's out of place on both counts.
In limited, he's better, since you can afford to have both on one card.
Constructed - 1
Limited - 3

 Van Zandt

Chartooth Cougar
My least favorite of the landcyclers (although arguably not the worst), he's
still good.  He'd be better with haste instead of firebreathing,  but as
always, fetching a mountain makes up for any weaknesses.  He's a beast too,
and because of that he may see some play in constructed as well
(beast-bidding anyone?)
constructed 2.9
limited 3.1

Danny Tatro

In limited its a decent beast with an alternate cost. Worth playing, however probably the worst of the land cyclers. Mainly because he doesn't have any real bombishness to himself, and he has no evasion. Just a 4/4 firebreather.

       In constructed he has mountain cycling.
Constructed: 2
Limited: 3


Chartooth Cougar

Constructed-This is just too expensive for
Red whose strength of maximizing the mana curve
doesn't really benefit from landscycling. 1.0

Limited-If I'm going Red in Limited and think about
spending 6 mana, it's going to be for a flying Dragon.
 Landcycling is its only saving grace if you're forced
into it. 1.5

Casual Constructed-Pumpers are always nice, especially
when you can pump the attack, but Red has plenty of
options that are much cheaper if you want to go that
route.  Again, if I'm spending that much mana on Red,
it's going to be for a dragon or even consider paying
one more for Searing Flesh to send 7 to the dome. 1.0

Casual Group-A common theme for group play is games
tend to progress more slowly allowing for larger
creatures to hit the floor, so if the Cougar is going
to find a home, it's here.  A 4/4 for 6 that pumps
will help in these drawn out games.  The need for land
isn't so great so the landcycling doesn't do you alot
of good unless you're using it to beef up a Storm
mechanic.  2.0

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