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Boartusk Liege

Reviewed April 28, 2008

Constructed: 2.59
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 4.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Boartusk Liege
I never thought I'd see a creature with the type "Goblin Knight." Now that I have, I rather like him. Wizened Cenn is supposed to be the total bomb because it's a "Crusade on legs;" Boartusk Liege is arguably a more significant threat in itself and inflates your other creatures to scary proportions. As if Tarmogoyf or Boggart Ram-Gang needed any help.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5

The Missing Linc

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Cauldron of Souls

5 mana artifacts are usually religated to casual play.  This one will likely also have the same fate.  However, I really like this.  In group multiplayer, I really like it.  The fact that board swipers can leave just your guys left is very appealing.  I also like the potential abuse of CIP effects.  This is an absolute bomb for limited. 

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002

Boartusk Liege

I tend to give cards lower ratings that other people, but I reserve my 4.5 and 5 for truly good cards that should be included any applicable deck.

Boartusk Liege is pretty efficient for its mana cost. A 3/4 for 4 mana isn't superb, but its ability to pump up other guys makes it a semi-Overrun on turn 4, or maybe even turn 3. Yet I do not think this card will see play, because it's only use is in RG, and those decks tend to top out at 3 mana cost cards, with the exception of Mana Barbs in the side. It isn't that this card is bad, it's just the RG Aggro has no room for this as it's simply outclassed by other cards out there.

In limited though, this card is great as it's both red and green, easy mana cost and has a decent body and a great ability.

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


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Monday - Boartusk Liege

Each of the card in this cycle are decent. They are definitely playable and are costed about right. If your deck already plays, in this case, both red and green, there should be no issues in casting this card ever. And it will be making all of your other creatures larger. It's definitely something interesting to watch out for and keep your eye on.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4

Boartusk Liege

            I don’t know if this card will make it in constructed. The R/G four-slot already has a lot of competition with Garruk Wildspeaker and Chameleon Colossus. If Eventide brings us one or two more playable R/G creatures, then this liege may see a lot more play.

            In limited, cards that universally pump your guys are always solid. Given the plethora of good common R/G critters (Tattermunge Duo/ Mudbrawler Raiders/ Scuzzback Marauders/ Morsel Hoarder/ Loamdragger Giant), this card should be game changer.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 2

Limited: 4

Miguel Boartusk Liege

Constructed: This little Goblin Knight could show it in some red green decks. Four mana for a 3/4 Trampler is not bad. Pumping other creatures is good also and it is not Legendary so with two in play it can become a problem.

Casual: Have not really seen a red green goblin deck. But anything is possible. Big red and green decks will love this card.

Limited: It's a bomb. I can tell you this from personal experience, I lost to it at the Pre Release. Will not to it but the red green creature that was pump and had forest walk. It was my only loss. Need I say more.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 5
Aethereal Monday - Boartusk Liege

This guy is a bit better than his black/red cousin because he has a much bigger butt. The trample is nice to have as well, but on a 3-power creature it won't matter as much as it would on a 4/4 or 4/3. The Crusade-like boost is very nice, and this guy is great if you can get two of them onto the table at once. I don't see this getting a lot of play in constructed right now because the G/R Big Mana deck has better things to do with 4 mana and he's kind of slow for G/R aggro, but maybe later on.

In limited, this is a high pick if you are in its colors. Good body, not that hard to cast, and boosts your other guys.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4

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