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Aurochs Herd
Cold Snap

Reviewed August 29, 2006

Constructed: 1.4
Casual: 2.7
Limited: 2.85

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Aurochs Herd

This card isn't very impressive. It cost six mana. It's only a 4/4. It lets you search up another auroch cards, which is nice, but it's not very impressive. Overall, I'd avoic using this card except for uses in theme decks. In limited play, it is always nice to search out another fatty.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3


Aurochs Herd

This is probably the lynch pin of any Aurochs deck, allowing you to chain Aurochs and get them out faster. At least it would be if it didn't cost six mana. Nobody wants to pay 5G for a 4/4, just to search for another 5G 4/4 for the next three turns. And the attacking bonus on this guy is barely worth the hassle. If you're going to play Aurochs, play Rimehorn Aurochs, or maybe Bull Aurochs. Unless it's Limited, where card advantage is hard to come by.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 2.5

Jordan Kronick

Aurochs Herd

As I write this I've just finished beating someone over the head with a pair of Aurochs Herds in Coldsnap sealed deck. 4/4 tramplers are nothing new for green. This one costs one more than the standard Fangren Hunter, but you get something very special. A chain of Aurochs is expensive and slow, but eventually it becomes nigh-unstoppable in limited. And green card that is both a huge fat creature and can possibly generate some card advantage is worth another look. I wouldn't expect to see Aurochs in competitive play any time soon, but they'll be a force to reckon with for the length of CCC drafting.

Constructed Rating - 1.2
Casual Rating - 2.5
Limited Rating - 3.0
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