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Chameleon Colossus

Reviewed January 29, 2008

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.80
Limited: 4.15

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Chameleon Colossus

This monstrosity of changelings piled on top of one another is bound to be a force to be reckoned with in the coming months. A 4/4 for four, with pro:black, and the ability to pump itself if need be. Of course, its pump ability is costly and wil probably only see use in the late game, or with a Giant Growth effect for an attempt at a quick win. Or, in conjunction with some of Lorwyn's lords. Even so, 4/4's for 4 have historically been worth playing at worst.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Chameleon Colossus

I actually think the neatest thing about Chameleon Colossus is not the power-doubling effect, but rather the Changeling ability. That means it provides any green deck with a Loxodon Hierarch-like creature which benefits from tribal lords, and is nearly immune to black removal. Is it better than Mystic Enforcer at hosing black decks? Perhaps not, but it may be better at the top of a mana curve with Imperious Perfect (or even nastier, Scion of Oona) below it. Time will tell for sure, but I expect to see the Colossus in Standard lists somewhere, sometime.

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

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Chameleon Colossus

It's a 4 mana 4/4, changeling, protection from black and a good ability. What more can you possibly want? The protection from black makes it immune to half of the removal up there and the pump effect takes care of almost the other half. Let's pray you have Oblivion Ring, Crib Swap or countermagic ready. It's impressive size and it's ability can easily take down an opponent in a few turns making it a hard to kill yet dangerous creature.

In limited, this is a bomb. How does one kill this thing?

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4.5/5

Tuesday's card is Chameleon Colossus from Morningtide. For four mana, you get a 4/4 that is all creature types and for 4 mana doubles in size. The fact that it is relatively cheap for its size and is all creature types may make it a good addition for green, but its pump ability is a bit expensive. Of course, you could use some Giant Growths and then the ability to make it huge. Of course it is not hard to give it trample, flying or whatever since it is all creature types.


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