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Grotag Thrasher
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Grotag Thrasher

Reviewed March 26, 2010

Constructed: 1.38
Casual: 1.88
Limited: 2.67
Multiplayer: 1.75

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Grotag Thrasher

It still can't get past Wall of Denial. In fact, you can swing and target one creature, only to have it get blocked by another creature. It is a bit useful for when you're swinging with a lot of creatures and your opponent has multiple potential blockers, but that only really comes up in Limited. In the meantime, it's still only a 3/3 for five mana.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 2
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer- 1.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Grotag Thrasher
This card doesn't really do enough for competitive constructed, but I absolutely love it because of the concept. I, too, would find it hard to fight if something was hitting me over the head with a goblin. (Does anyone remember the flavor text from Onslaught about "Throw enough goblins at any problem and it'll go away"? I forgot what card it's from.) It works great on Zendikar's dragons and angels, the most difficult cards for red players to deal with in limited.
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Grotag Thrasher which has some great flavor text, but is otherwise fairly unremarkable.  Five mana for a 3/3 is not the best pricing available and the effect is just a potentially reusable Panic or Stun without the card draw.  There are much better options available for Red for both creatures and effects.
For Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this just doesn't do enough to be worth five mana.  Play Panic Attack or Goblin Shortcutter if you really want something unable to block, or better yet something that will destroy the creature outright.
In Limited having fewer options really helps this card as it is harder for the opponent to get rid of and creatures are the focus of most decks.  In Sealed it can safely be played in most decks with Red mana, but only if better options aren't available.  While in Booster this shouldn't be a first pick, but can be taken when it comes around the table again.
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 1.5

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