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Reviewed January 27, 2009

Constructed: 2.70
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 2.50

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What can one say about a big, expensive beatstick? I mean, sure, Timmy will love it, but is it worth its unprecedented mana cost? Look at that mana cost! That thing's set prohibitively high!

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. The true mark of an excellent fatty is how resilient it is to removal or chump blocks. Nobody wants their 8-mana creature to simply eat a kill spell. And Progenitus has protection from EVERYTHING. Immune to kill spells, and unblockable. That 10 damage is going to connect, and your opponent can do almost nothing to stop it. That, coupled with the ease at which mana fixing and acceleration has become available (see yesterday's card) will ensure that this guy sees play.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4.99
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995


Am I the only person who had fun playing with Rock "New heads may be grown for RRR apiece" Hydra and wished his brethren would return to Magic some day? Probably, but I can almost guarantee I won't be the only one having fun with Progenitus after this Saturday. This is a situation where you get what you pay for (or not, as the case may be; I have a feeling we're going to be thinking of his "effective" mana cost as one or more of one green mana, one red mana, or one green and one colorless, depending on which of Elvish Piper, Sneak Attack, or Oath of Druids is your personal favorite).

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 3/5


* Game Store Owner
Tuesday - Progenitus

I'm not sure where this card fits. I guess 5-color control decks could play it as a clean up hitter. It's just not very efficient. In older formats, I wouldn't be surprised to see this card tricked into play. Something like this has much more value in a reanimator type of deck. Otherwise, it's going to be just too hard to play.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 1


Tuesday - Progenitus

Cool card for sure. Remember that global spells will still affect this creature. Although the only ones you'll have to worry about really is Wrath and Damnation. Still basically impossible to play for its cost. Casual players might like having this card and it's definitely one for fans of the storyline of a set. Don't see this gettin much play even in limited. perhaps in some crazy fist of suns deck? who knows.
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

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