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Moss Monster 
8th Common

Reviewed November 18, 2003

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Moss Monster is a nice wall type card. Its toughness of 6 makes it very hard to bully past, and very hard to burn out.  Since it's not a major threat with it's power of only 3, most opponents don't want to waste 6 points of burn on it. But if they can't push past... they may not have a choice. 

It's more of a limited card, a nice place holding threat while you set up something amazing, hopefully.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 3
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Judge Bill

Tuesday - Moss Monster
Outside of limited, there are too many other good green cards to worry about using this. You've got Wild Mongrel, Arrogant Wurm, Roar of the Wurm, and many others. The problem with this card is its low power and high toughness. Green is typically not a color you want to play defence with - green just wants to pound you into submission. A saying I heard sometime in the past, which referred to Sligh but is also appropriate when you are playing green: "If you're blocking, you're losing (and have probably already lost)."
In limited, it's not as bad, as you typically want a couple of creatures like this to clog things up. Whenever I play 8th draft, I'd make sure I pick this guy up around the 4-6th pick, later in pack 1, earlier in pack 3 if I didn't have one yet and there was no standout card.
Constructed: 1
Limited: 3


Moss Monster:

A 3/6 for 5. This is green all over. But with Troll Ascetic's this card has
no place in construced. (He never really did anyway, but). In limited
however he is a tough customer to deal with. With his 6 defence, it will be
hard to break him without target removal.

Constructed: 1.5
Constructed Limited: 3
Casual: 2
Moss Monster
5 mana for a vanilla 3/6.  In constructed, you pretty much never play with vanilla creatures (Creatures without abilities).  In limited, it is a good defensive creature in a colour that relies on offensive creatures.
Constructed rating - 2
Limited rating - 3
 (Moss Monster)
Moss Monster may as well be a white creature. For 5 mana it sacrifices power for a higher toughness. If I wanted a 3/6 creature (and had the money) I'd play Ydwen Efreet. It doesn't have trample or evasion so it won't help in a standoff in Limited. In Constructed it provides no tempo for green.
Type 2: 2
8th Edition Limited: 2

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