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Shards of Alara

Reviewed October 28, 2008

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995


In the right kind of deck, Mycoloth is a better Verdant Force. If you pair it with creatures like Elvish Visionary, Ravenous Rats, or Phyrexian Rager, who you don't mind so much losing once they've done their job, it's devastating. But in a deck not specifically designed for it, Verdant Force is a better Mycoloth.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

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


This guy intrigues my "build around me" side. If fungus ever needed a great card, this could be it. I had a saproling deck that made use of the card (can't remember the name) that gave you a second upkeep. I could see some early acceleration into this guy and then devour away. You have the potential of pumping out an awful lot of saprolings each turn. For the mere devouring of one creature paired with the double upkeep enchantment you get 4 creatures on each of your following turns. Lets just hope it lives till the upkeep. Great in limited as removal is harder to come by.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 4

Tuesday 10-28-08



Constructed: Not to many good Fungi in standard. A 4/4 for 5 mana is okay, but not going to see any serious tournament play. The Devour and ability to put out tokens each turn is good, but not good enough for tournament decks.


Casual: This Fungus should see some serious play in the casual room.


Limited: There is a very small nich for Devour in Draft or Sealed deck. Very good card to increase your creature advantage. But there is a good amount of creature hate in Shards limited. It will go good with Topan Ascetic or Algae Gharial.


Overall a good green card for the fun with Fungus decks.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 4




BeJose Mycoloth 3 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana
Creature - Fungus
Devour 2 (As this comes into play, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This creature comes into play with twice that many +1/+1 counters on it.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play for each +1/+1 counter on Mycoloth.
Nice card all around. Next to Predator Dragon I'd have to say this is the best devour card. Devour 1 creature and get 6/6 that makes 2 1/1 every turn, not bad at all. Absolute bomb in limited if you cand evour even that 1 creature, this will win you the game unless answered. In casual it's big and makes tons of small dudes so I'm sure it will find a home somewhere. I think it suffers in contructed however as no deck really has a place for it.
Constructed 2.5/5
Casual 4/5
Limited 3.5/5

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