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Garruk's Companion
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Garruk's Companion

Reviewed October 6, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.13
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 2.62

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Garruk's Companion

Simple. 3/2 with trample for 2. Swings for 3 very early, very synergistic with creature pump. Give it deathtouch for extra fun. Trample helps push through damage, but 2 toughness isn't much. If it got blocked, it's probably dying, but it's probably killing the blocker too.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Garruk's Companion
Some cards are complicated and require analysis and thought to use correctly, while others are much more straightforward. Garruk's Companion is one of the latter, but it still shouldn't be underestimated. Three power is well above the minimum level required to be threatening, and even in this era of generally stronger creatures, there are few things that can tangle with this creature profitably in the same stage of the game. Much like the man himself, Garruk's Companion hits hard by itself and even harder with support.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Garruk's Companion 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is nice green two drop. A 3/2 for two green mana as well as having trample is a nice deal. Sadly to make the most use of this card running mono green is the best option. In standard mono green more than likely ramps into powerful spells and Eldrazi, this card has not and more than likely will not see standard play. In extended this card wouldn't fit to highly into many decks, in eternal no way this will see play except possibly in a stompy deck. In casual and multiplayer there are hundreds of cards I would consider playing before this even in mono green. In limited its a solid creature if your heavy into green not just splashing. Overall this card is an aggressively costed creature but the power creep of creatures relegates this card to just not quite good enough.
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 1.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Garruk's Companion which is a two mana 3/2 with Trample making it a very aggressive early play against any 1/1 defense and seemingly intended to be played the same turn as the namesake planeswalker off the untapped lands.  The low toughness leaves it weak against a 2/2 that blocks it and Green can often play some bigger creatures or acceleration on the second turn, so this may not always find a home in those decks.  Aside from that taken by itself this is a decent card that can be a bit of a threat especially when supported with Giant Growth.
For Limited the double Green hurts quite a bit as hitting the battlefield later in the game is not as beneficial for a creature with just two toughness and no Haste.  In a primarily Green deck, which is quite playable with some acceleration or color fixing, this may hit on the second or third turn where it can really shine.  At that point in the game it can potentially get in some quick damage and an early lead making it worth including in your Sealed builds and a third or fourth choice in Booster.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

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