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Dragon Fodder
Shards of Alara

Reviewed December 11, 2008

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 2.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Dragon Fodder

I know this card is fairly popular right now, but I don't particularly like it. I always thought it didn't do enough on its own, and drawing one in a hand without support (devour creatures, Nantuko Husk, Torrent of Souls, Siege-Gang Commander) is bad times, as is topdecking it late in the game - good luck against Elspeth or Garruk, little goblins. Don't get me wrong, I do understand why it is being played, as it interacts favorably with those cards I mentioned and many more besides. In limited you can often afford to wait and set up your Thunder-Thrash Elder, a kind of play you often don't have the luxury to make in constructed.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

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

Dragon Fodder

If only it were an instant. However, it is not. As a sorcery, this is only a fair to moderate card to use. There are a few token decks that might like this. Paired with Sprouting Thrinax and Gargadon, you may have something. First turn Gargadon, Second Turn Fodder, Third Turn Thrinax with Gargadon already at 8 you have some options :). In limited, you can always use a chump block but I would not draft it high.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2




Dragon Fodder


Constructed: Great card to use with all of the Devour creatures that are available.


Casual: For the cheap casual decks, or for the new players this is a great card.


Limited: If you a one of the Devour bombs that are out there, than this is the card or cards for you.


Overall a good card. To bad it did not have tribal.


Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 3




BeJose Dragon Fodder
Average. In constructed devour isn't really Tier1 so dragon fodder isn't exactly that useful. In limited if you can draft a decent Jund deck then it may find a place in the deck. The only problem is that by itself its is fairly subpar. In casual it will nearly always find a place in Jund decks.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5

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