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Twisted Abomination 
Scourge Common

Reviewed June 20, 2003

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Twisted Abomination

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Now we're talking! We end the week with the swampcycler, Twisted Abomination. It's good points:
  • Creature type: Zombie
  • Swampcycling
  • Regenerator
  • High power
  • Common

Yeah, this guy is really decent.  Might show up in some constructed black decks, even.  In limited, this guy is very good. Not quite first pick, but an early consideration. Regeneration, especially in the limited formats, is amazing. Since it's toughness is only 3, it is well within the range of may current burn spells, so you may want to consider not playing it until you have the extra swamp on the board when you play it.  If you see it really early in the game, you can always landcycle it if necessary.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 4.25

Judge Bill

To end the week, our Swampcycler isn't that bad. He regenerates, and he's a zombie. So you can play some interesting tricks once you finally get your Unholy Grotto out.
In limited, the fact that this guy regenerates is huge. I don't know if I would even cycle this guy ... just build up 6 mana and drop this guy. Maybe if I needed mana on my third turn and didn't draw it, but otherwise no.
Constructed - 2.75
Limited - 4

 Van Zandt

Twisted Abomination
Everyone knows this guy is amazing,  not only one of the few regenerators in
onslaught limited,  but a large regenerator to boot.  Dominates limited
games, plus he's in black and 6 mana so you can dragon shadow him up (or
really any of the dragon enchantments is good on him).  Plus the ubiquitous
landcycling means he won't clog up your hand.  Potential win condition for
mono-black control in constructed, too.
constructed 3.1
limited 3.5

Danny Tatro

       In limited.... HES MINI SILVOS FOR BLACK!!!! He even is insane enough to have an alternate cost. This guy is SOOOOOO GOOOOOD. I can't believe he's common!!! If your playing black, your gunna want as many of these guys as you can get!

       In constructed he has swamp cycling, but casting him may actually not be that bad.

Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 4.5 (He's common................... )    

Craig Brye

Twisted Abomination

Constructed-Now this I like.  Is a 5/3 for
6CC a good value?  No.  But I can't imagine this guy
ever being hardcasted.  Here's a landcycler that can
really be put to good use with Black's ability to get
cards out of the graveyard and onto the field.  Exhume
immediately jumps to mind.  Cheap Regeneration is
always a bonus.  4.0

Limited-He's big, he cycles, he regenerates.  What's
not to like about that in Limited?  I don't have a
great deal of experience in Limited, but I'd be
willing to bet he's a pretty high pick.  4.0

Casual Constructed-Now you get to tap into all of
Black's reanimation and graveyard trickery.  There are
so many ways this guy is going to hit the field Turn 1
or 2.  4.0

Casual Group-Another aspect of multiplayer games is
that board clearing happens more frequently so
regeneration is always helpful.  Get him out early
from the graveyard and he'll wreak havoc on everyone's
1/1s.  Wait until someone WoG's the board, landcycle
him, play Reaping the Graves, and pull back both him
and your Visara.  Rinse and repeat with multiple
Reapers until your army is back to pre-Wrath.  4.5

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