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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Reviewed February 25, 2010

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.50

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Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

A 5/4 at his mana cost is a good deal. In addition, you make it very hard for your opponents to attack you- either they pay 3, or they give you a 3/3 with which to block. Which means of course, you don't need to hold blockers back. Drop him and swing away, baby!

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 3.75
Multiplayer- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

For a lawful evil warlord who charges people just to breathe his air, Kazuul plays very nicely with a lot of cool spells and creatures. Soul Warden adds insult to injury, Pandemonium gets even more noisy, and Nettling Imp keeps the debt-dodgers coming. I'm looking forward to seeing this character in a lot of fun decks to come.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs which at five mana can really put your opponent into a difficult and somewhat unusual situation of facing a defensive Red effect.  At attack of just three creatures would cost nine mana to avoid three 3/3 blockers and it just goes up from there.  A truly entertaining combination would be using this with Suicidal Charge to make all of their creatures weaker and forced into attacking against a likely equal number of 3/3 creatures.
For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer a five mana 5/4 is a solid body for the cost in Red and the rare defensive ability is an interesting play.  Direct support for the ogre type is lacking and the tokens are not guaranteed as they depend on the deck and field of your opponent. 
Kazuul himself can benefit from a Warrior deck, but overall this is a powerful yet strange addition to the color and it remains to be seen if decks running it can be viable.
With Limited this is a truly fantastic card that can survive fairly well with four toughness, is reasonably priced, and makes the primary win condition of the format more difficult for your opponent.  An automatic inclusion in a Sealed deck that is at least half Red and a worthy first choice in Booster.  The number of traps in the format can promote playing Kazuul fairly defensively instead of using the 5/4 as an offensive tool, but as always that depends on the exact situation.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

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