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Loxodon Warhammer
10th Edition

Reviewed June 22, 2007

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 4.80

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Loxodon Warhammer

We've reviewed this one before.. Not much has changed. It swings games around. A bit pricey, but as long as you have a creature on the table, the life swing can become overwhelming fast.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.9

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Loxodon Warhammer

Like Platinum Angel earlier this week, Loxodon Warhammer has generally been too slow for constructed play. The first time it was around, Skullclamp, Sword of Fire and Ice, and Sword of Light and Shadow were all with it. The second time it was around, so was Umezawa's Jitte. Now that they're all gone, Loxodon Warhammer may have a better chance in Standard, probably in a slower creature deck. It's an out-and-out limited bomb, especially if you get it on an unblockable or unremovable creature. I can think of at least two in the next Core Set: Paladin en-Vec and Troll Ascetic. They're both rare like the Warhammer, but hey! You do get three boosters in a draft.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5

This card has been reviewed twice before on the site (one for Mirrodin and the other for when it was announced for Ninth Edition) and there haven’t been any real changes to the environments when it comes to equipment to promp me to add much to those reviews.

Constructed: 6 mana to actually do anything AND it requires you to have a creature out doesn’t make this a very fast piece of equipment. Yes it’s impressive and yes it can cause massive life swings but the problem is that the ability is subject to the creature AND the artifact living doesn’t impress me too much for Constructed games.

Casual/Multi: That said for Constructed, in casual this is a house. Life gain is an underrated ability to have when dealing with multiple players and when you have to last that much longer to take out everyone. The ability also triggers off anytime the creature deals damage not just in combat, so use it with your beasts and Contested cliffs or your Spikeshot Goblin and have fun.

Limited: Easily a first pick in a draft and well worth ignoring whatever rare you have in Mirrodin Block drafting to take this. The Equip feature is always a benefit versus enchantment – auras allowing it to be reused and turning even the worst 1/1 into a force to be reckoned with.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5

On a final note I will be at GP – Montreal this weekend to try out the new Block format and see the sights. Oh yeah, and hopefully get like a huge amount of money by being awesome. If you’re there stop by and say hi, I’ll be the guy with the short bleach blonde hair. Just call out Arcane, it’ll be awkward but kinda fun! Hope to see you there.
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Loxodon Warhammer

I love equipment. So much better than aura's or creature enchantments. Troll Ascetic is coming back in 10th and this card matched with that one has always been a win situation. I love this in decks with any kind of regenerating creatures and if you can attack, regenerate, and then untap, it is even better. This is in many of my group decks as well. It has and will see constructed play.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

MTG Rules Advisor
Loxodon Warhammer:

Not too shabby. I don't really care for this card in constructed, though it's not all that bad. I do, however, like this card in limited. It's a game swinger, to be sure.

Constructed: 2.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 5/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
It's pretty expensive for constructed. It's a nice effect but it's
way too slow against aggro, kind of useless against control. It does
make combo harder to win but it's use is too narrow.

In ok in casual as games are slower. In limited, this thing is pretty
decent as games are still slower and it makes you gain a chuckload of
life. Your opponent will either make 1:1 creature trades with you
ahead in life total or you will be beat your opponent down.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5

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