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Loxodon Warhammer
Ninth Edition

Reviewed July 06, 2005


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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Loxodon Warhammer
It is both fascinating and exciting that equipment is being reprinted in Ninth Edition. Wizards of the Coast is showing that they intend their yearly

innovations, as equipment was last year in the Mirrodin block, to have a future life whenever possible. Apparently, Loxodon Warhammer will be the only equipment card in Ninth Edition. Warhammer is a good addition to the set, probably more for limited play than for constructed. Of course, Ninth Edition limited play is, well, limited to Magic Online players and the stores that will be running Ninth Edition release events. This card's abilities are quite powerful, but the Warhammer's relatively expensive equip

cost of three mana may keep it from having much of a future in serious constructed decks.


* Game Store Owner

Loxodon Warhammer - Wednesday

I'm not a huge fan of equipment unless the cards is enough to swing the game or win the game on its on. Umezawa's Jitte, Sword of Fire and Ice; those are good examples of what I'm talking about. I'm just not completely sold on the Loxodon Warhammer. I've seen this thing dominate limited games and I don't expect that to change. I just think it will see just a tad bit of play in constructed. Pretty much, no more than it is currently seeing.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5

Paul Hagan

Loxodon Warhammer

It's kinda neat seeing equipment in 9th Edition, and I won't complain about the presence of Loxodon Warhammer. I don't think this card is the best piece of equipment (too expensive for too little); in fact, it is pretty far down the list. However, I do like having at least one Spirit Link-like ability floating around just in case, and if I want something like that, Loxodon Warhammer is one of the best.

In limited play, I won't complain if I see Loxodon Warhammer; it will definitely make the cut. At the very worst, you will be gaining some life and forcing your opponent into a block that he or she might not want to make.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.0


Loxodon Warhammer

Okay, so they made this insane card a rare for the 9th Edition set. Probably a good thing. In Mirrodin block, there were many ways to deal with an artifact. Even so, this card was insane in limited. In 9th Ed, there will most likely be much fewer ways to deal with Warhammer, so they HAD to make this thing a Rare instead of an uncommon. As it is, it will still be retardedly broken, and you can bet many a draft player will be thrilled to see this when they open their pack.

While you don't see it being played in tournament constructed, it's pretty darn fun to have in your casual deck. Of course, you absolutely, positively take it and play it in any limited environment.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 5
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