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Reviewed November 09, 2005
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I'm going to just be real here. I hate this
card. It's marginal at best. Casual guys might
find a few select uses for it. I personally only
ever considered in limited play, and that's it.
It costs seven and at that mana cost you can get
creatures with better abilities.
I just do not like this card that much, but it
isn't really bad. For the seven mana, you do get
a quality creature with a decent ability.
Unfortunately, if I drop seven mana on a
creature, it better be a game-winner, and
Laccolith Titan isn't such a card. It is an
easily-killed 6/6, it doesn't have any form of
evasion, and its special ability focuses on
killing opponents' creatures, not the opponent
him- or herself.
For limited play, where removal and large
creatures can be more important, I'll give
Laccolith Titan a little bit of a break. If I
decide to go into red, I would be hard-pressed
not to include Laccolith Titan.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 3.0
Fairly strong. It really makes your opponent
think before blocking it. but if they don't, it
only takes a couple hits to be finished off by
this thing. So there is a bit of quandry for
your opponent. They will need to eliminate this
While Titan isn't something you'll see in
constructed formats, it could conceivably make
an appearance in casual. And I would definitely
play it in limited formats, as he's just too
Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 4.5
Alot of people look past this card, and see what
to them is a crappy rare. I see for it's time, a
good card in limited. This card when combined
with such cards as Repurcussion, can deal
massive damage. People seem to look past the
Laccolith's in disgust, but again can prove to
be useful in Limited as well as Constructed, but
i'm not keen on casual, for yes their are better
cards, but 7 mana for a 6/6 with a Laccolith
ability makes it well rounded, and one hell of a
brute or meatshield, whatever you bid.
- I've always been a big fan of the Laccoliths.
Their ability was very useful in the days of
Masques block, for dealing with errant Rebels,
Mercenaries and Spellshapers. There were so many
creatures with decent activated abilities that
you could expect them never to need to block.
Laccoliths make that not matter. And wow is this
one big. The casting cost is big, but there's no
real drawback besides that. Again, I think it's
ability may be overshadowed by more recent
advances in red rare technology (compare the
quality of the Titan here with Ravnica's
Hammerfist Giant for instance).
there's definitely something here. And if you
open one of these in a Masques-Nemesis-Prophecy
draft, it's a great find.
Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5