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Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed June 18, 2010

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 2.40
Limited: 3.45
Multiplayer: 2.55

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Why are you tapping creatures to give this +1/+1? Wouldn't you deal more damage if you just attacked with the other creatures instead of tapping them? Well, maybe not. Maybe your other creatures are Eldrazi Spawn or Wall of Omens, and thus have zero power or can't attack anyway. Maybe your other creatures have Exalted, and it's in your best interest not to swing with them too. Maybe your other creatures have vigilance, and you actually are swinging with them too. Whatever the reason, I do like the fact that you can drop it turn two, and then drop Boar Umbra on it turn three and have a 4/4 trample, even if the card itself is a little weak without Auras, Equipment, pump spells, or lots of extraneous creatures to make its trample relevant.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.2
Limited- 2.25
Multiplayer- 2.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995


Spare a thought for the hardworking Walls and spawn tokens from Rise of the Eldrazi. Their duties keep expanding, from blocking to drawing cards to producing mana to helping out on offense. As someone who mainly plays highlander/singleton style formats, I also noticed the similarity to Topan Ascetic - the only thing better than a card that does something is two cards that do it!

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Bramblesnap which is a two mana 1/1 with Trample that can get +1/+1 for every untapped creature you tap.  In many situations this is going to be dramatically better than Topan Ascetic with the lower cost and built in Trample making it a solid offense for Exalted or Eldrazi Spawn decks.  The deep reliance on having several creatures in play holds it back, but in the right build it is a viable and affordable threat in any stage of the game.
For Limited the abundance of Eldrazi Spawn and very cheap cost put this fairly high on the list of useful creatures to draft.  Any deck with Green mana and some tokens should run this, but any pump effects work well to reduce the dependence on cards in play.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Bramblesnap 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is an interesting creature from Rise of The Eldrazi Bramblesnap a creature that encourages over extension if I ever saw one. In standard Eldrazi spawn tokens aside you are more than likely never going to have enough creatures to make this card worth it you need at least two other creatures to turn this guy into a 3/3 trampler not worth the investment. Possibly in a token build that features Rafiq of The Many or other Exalted dudes. In extended and eternal I doubt it as it requires to many creatures to be feasible. In casual and multiplayer this card is great combine with Saproling's and Awakening to tap all your dudes and then untap and be ready to repeat as necessary to win. In limited wars are won with creatures for the most part and if you get enough Eldrazi spawn this card could be powerful it pick it moderately if your in green.
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

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