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Crosis, the Purger

Reviewed August 29, 2005

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

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Tim Stoltzfus Crosis, the Purger

Crosis, the Purger was one of five Invasion dragon legends that each had three colors in the casting cost, and had some activated ability based on the central color. I remember it fondly because it struck me as the set where Wizards of the Coast finally realized that it is almost impossible to create an undercosted creature, simply because creatures tend to be removed from play very easily. Crosis, the Purger was one of the better dragon legends, second only to Rith, the Awakener, in my opinion. Either way it is still an excellent card for all sorts of decks, and is always a first pick in limited play.

Constructed – 3.5
Casual – 4
Limited – 5


Crosis, the Purger

Okay, I have to say, the first time I played Magic was at the Invasion Pre-Release event in Dallas, TX. I opened TWO Crosis in my sealed deck round one (too bad I didn't know wtf I was doing, or I'm sure I could have fold, spindled and mutilated the crowd). So, feeling that Crosis had an attachment to me, it became my collectible card. I believe I now have more than 30 foil Crosis, plus a few other oddities of it, including Japanese and other languages, an artist proof, and a bunch of artist signed foils. =) He's kinda ugly, but hey...what can I say....the guy is attracted to me.

Crosis and the other Invasion dragons do actually see a bit of play...usually powered out by some quick force since they are quite mana intensive both in cost and ability. But the abilities are worth the price, and it's damn hard to deal with a 6/6 flyer coming at your dome. While Crosis isn't the best of the Invasion dragons, he's still decent, especially in limited where 6/6 flyers usually end the game. In casual, dragon theme decks are popular, and though the 3 color mana makes the Invasion guys hard to coordinate, people go for it all the time using mana smoothers or other tricks to get them on the board.

Crosis rulez.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 5
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