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Wild Nacatl
Shards of Alara

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

Constructed: 3.33
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Wild Nacatl

It's funny how efficient creatures can get these days before anybody sees fit to comment on it. If Wild Nacatl had first been printed thirteen years ago rather than now, it may well have ended up banned in the original Extended format (look up Kird Ape's history in Extended, if you're not familiar with that story). These days, a 2/2 creature for one mana is almost not unusual any more, and Wild Nacatl is almost "just another" one, albeit one that is equally good in both red-green and green-white decks and outstanding in three-color decks. Play it early, play it often.

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

Monday 12-1-08


Wild Nacatl


Constructed: The new and improve Kird Ape. This hot common is in almost all Zoo decks. Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.


Casual: Should see a lot of play since it is a common.


Limited: Good solid creature for Naya. Not my top pick unless I am deep in green and red or white too. Good to get more than one and see what happens. Sealed deck it is just another good solid creature.


Overall a very strong card for the starting gate.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Limited: 3




BeJose Wild Nacatl

This is going to be the replacement for Kird Ape in extended Zoo decks (at least until the shock lands rotate out). It also has a place in limited. While alot of people will dismiss it because it is somewhat difficult to get the maximum effect out of the card, a 2/2 for 1 is still a great deal. I can easily see it getting play in exalted decks that use a more aggro play style. However in constructed don't get your hopes up, it simply doesn't have a place and there is really no other reason to play with basic lands.

Constructed: 2/5 in standard 3.5/5 in ext
Casual: 2.5/5
Limited: 3/5 (Depending on deck)

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