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Consumptive Goo 
Scourge Rare

Reviewed October 23, 2003

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Consumptive Goo - It's goo-licious!  Unfortunately, it emerged in an environment where speed was too important, and lack of it was often death.  It's much better in a casual environment that allows time to play fun and creative cards.

In limited, very decent if you're playing heavy black. Gives you a bit of removal as well as a way to pump it. It can also turn the table as a threat making it an attacking and blocking threat that can change the math... always a dangerous prospect for your opponent that will make them think twice.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3
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Judge Bill

Comsumptive Goo
A decent card to pump the Goo up itself ... for every 4 mana you spend, at a minimum, it gets +1/+1 permanently at the cleanup step. (You can give the Goo -1/-1 to give it a counter, and the -1/-1 will go away in the cleanup step). Since it doesn't have evasion, though, all it takes is a way to chump block it every turn that can't be targeted (Troll Ascetic, for example), or a way to remove it, and it doesn't do you a bit of good.
In limited, it's a little more effective. Not effective, mind you, just a little more effective.
Constructed: 1.75 (much too slow)
Limited: 2.5

 Van Zandt

Consumptive Goo
Well, he's cheap.  To cast.  He -looks- really good in limited,  but
unfortunately he's a part of onslaught block,  so usually the game is
tempo=over before he can really get going.  He may see some play in
monoblack control, if someone is enterprising,  but the part where the
minuses are only temporary is a big strike against him.
constructed 2.8
limited 2.9


Comsumptive Goo
When scourge came out, I had 4 lethal vapours and 4 comsumptive goo's at teh end of the prerelease.  I never regretted the vapours, but I regret getting those goo's.
Looking at them, they look REALLY fun, but I just havent found a deck to put them in.  I haven't used them yet.  I was thinking maybe sideboard against goblins or white weenie or whatnot, but against goblins, they can normally sac the targeted guy before you can hit it, and both of those decks are too fast to be waiting for 4 mana to kill one creature.
Limited, same sort of thing.  Scourge guys are big.  So yu cant really use him as removal, and you need a lot of mana to make your goo big, mana that would be better spent putting a real big guy out.  Overall, I think the card is cool, but it isn't very functional.
Constructed rating - 2
Limited rating - 1
Cool concept rating - 5.  (Just imagine this goo eating things and getting stronger.  GRAR!!!)


Consumtive Goo

This card is awsome. How can you not think goo is cool? Its a fun casual
card, maybe. It'll never see play in tournies. I heard of one guy using this
with the Wirewood Superman combo, killing all the opponents creatures and
having a huge goo in play, now thats great.

Comsumtive Goo
Casual Rating: 4
Art Rating: 3.5

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