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Notorious Throng

Reviewed April 2, 2008

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 2.20

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Notorious Throng

Either it's a bunch of tokens for 3U, or a bunch of tokens and an extra turn to abuse them for 5U. Since the number of tokens is tied directly to the damage you were able to deal to your opponent this turn, this card will either absolutely wreck a player who couldn't defend themself anyway, or a few combat tricks will make you hold off playing it until your opponent finds an answer. Sort of an all-or-nothing card, but a fun one.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4
Limited- 2.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Notorious Throng

In practice, the effect of this card is pretty darn close to "If you paid Notorious Throng's prowl cost, you win the game." Consider how many Rogues in and near the Lorwyn set have evasive abilities; consider Oona's Blackguard, Bad Moon, and Looter il-Kor. The cost is expensive, but the reward is well worth it.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Notorious Throng

The un-prowled version of this card is pretty lousy because it's very inefficient in creating tokens. The prowled version of this card simply costs too much. It's a very powerful effect but if you can successfully prowl this out late in the game, you've probably won anyway.

In casual, this card screams "play me in some sick combo deck", although I doubt its effectiveness.

Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1.5/5

Wednesday's card is Notorious Throng. One of the Prowl cards, Notorious Throng will create 1/1 black Faerie Rogue tokens with flying equal to the damage you cause, but the real charm of the card is you get a Time Walk effect as well if you play it for its Prowl cost. That allows you to attack again with those tokens. Six mana may be expensive, but Notorious Throng is the Rogue deck's big finisher spell even though most Rogues aren't exactly powerhouses. Still, the token producing is always nice and the extra turn even better.

v0rac10u5 Notorious Throng

Notorious Throng is the very definition of a win-more card. Sometimes sees play as a singleton in constructed, where it can occasionally be devastating. In limited, it depends heavily on your other cards. If you can get enough damage through consistently to make this card good, you probably don’t need this card.

- Constructed: 1
- Casual: 2
- Limited: 2

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