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Nantuko Husk
10th Edition

Reviewed June 28, 2007

Constructed: 3.15
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.30

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Nantuko Husk - Thursday

This card isn't really anything impressive, but it is good at what it does.

Eat things.

Get bigger.

Win games.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3.5


Nantuko Husk

This card doesn't look it at first, but it is actually a very powerful card. Once this comes down, combat becomes essentially unwinnable for your opponent. If they don't block it, they find themselves in danger of taking 8 or more damage when you sacrifice your blocked creatures, ensuring damage goes through. It must be blocked every time. But with what? It could spontaneously grow to however big it needs to to kill any blocker. Even the number of creatures on the board is no real indicator of how big a Husk can get, not with creatures with Flash so prevalent. And with graveyard triggers and recursion being so abundant in Black, it's no wonder the Husk keeps showing up in top-tier decks.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Nantuko Husk

Nantuko Husk was one of the most feared cards of last year's Standard season, mostly because of its synergy with Promise of Bunrei and Orzhov Pontiff. The Promise is long gone, and the Pontiff is on his way out. It remains to be seen whether anything coming in will be as effective (sorry, but I don't find Nether Traitor as compelling a partner for the Husk).
Casual players have always loved and will always love that the Husk gives you the ability to sacrifice creatures at will. Grave Pact, all the Zuberas, and Mindslicer get pretty ridiculous pretty fast with a Husk around.

There are a bunch of crazy things you can do with the Husk in limited. Off the top of my head, he fizzles lifelink, counters Pacifism, turns creatures that are about to die into extra damage, and can trade with Force of Nature with enough cheap black creatures to back him up. (There's certainly no shortage of cheap black creatures in the Core Set.)

Constructed: 3/5 (may be higher depending on what other cards are in the post-X format)
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 3/5
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Nantuko Husk
I think this is the only non-rare card reviewed this week and it is by far the best of the rest. This card has lots of trick potential. Now that damage can do things between blocker's being declared and damage going on the stack, this card has caused problems. I think that many constructed decks have used this and will continue to do so. With the thallid jungle building in this block, I see a green black deck creeping into the field with this as a mainstay.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Nantuko Husk is a great mana free sacrifice outlet that makes blocking difficult for your opponent. It's also ridiculously hard to kill it with burn.

It was pretty big in constructed a while back, but it lost it's major way of getting sacrifice fodder. Once anther one comes out, I expect big things for this card.

In casual, it still has all of its fodder making stuff so it's pretty cool here.

In limited, it's potential to become a huge body makes this pretty good, but sacrificing creatures here is a bit mroe costly.

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

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