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Rukh Egg
Ninth Edition

Reviewed December 21, 2006

Constructed: 2.56
Casual: 3.6
Limited: 3

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Rukh Egg

This is pretty much how Red likes to get card advantage. For only 3R, your opponent has to kill two creatures. The first one she'll probably try to avoid killing, because the second one is much more of a threat. Actually, Red usually wants to try and find a way to sacrifice this themselves to get the 4/4 flier. This guy's real power is in the 0/3 wall that your opponent won't want to attack into.

Constructed- 2.7
Casual- 3.8
Limited- 4

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Rukh Egg

We don't get to read everyone else's reviews before we write our own, but my guess is that I probably won't be the only one who mentions how amusing this card would be with its original wording (which let you get the token no matter where the egg went to your graveyard from). I had a fun Kiki-Jiki deck a while ago with a few Rukh Eggs in it (that's a fun combo, by the way). Apart from that, it's a pretty good wall. At least until your opponent finds a removal card to deal with the Rukh after the egg is gone. Then if you could only recur it somehow...

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3+
Limited - 1


Rukh Egg

Obviously this thing is just begging to be comboed with cards like Obliterate that wipe the board clean and leave you with a win condition. It's a decent card to use in a red control deck, but how often do you see those? It can give you an advantage against aggressive decks though, as you can probably get a 2-for-1 with this card against them. However, by and large this card has had no deck that it goes well into.

In casual, you can go nuts with board-clearing combos to win the game with the bird token. A great card to use here.

In limited, this is a high pick. Not only does it block an attack, but then it produces a threat that can win the game for you. It is also to your advantage if they opt not to attack so you don't get the token. Definitely play it if you're playing red.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 4
Limited - 4
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