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Double Face Card:
A double-faced card has two faces. It has no
regular Magic back. Its front face, which
is marked with a sun symbol and has a mana cost,
is the default. A double-faced card always
enters the battlefield with its front face up.
This is true whether it enters the battlefield
from the stack as the result of being cast, or
from anywhere else, such as your graveyard.
The back face of a double-faced card is
marked with a moon symbol, lacks a mana cost,
and has a color indicator—that's the dot
on its type line—that tells you what color it
is. The two faces of a double-faced card are
often the same color, but not always. The back
face's characteristics matter only if the card
is on the battlefield and its back face is
showing. Otherwise, only the front face's
Each double-faced card has at least one
ability that causes it to transform. To
transform a double-faced card, you turn it over
so that its other face is showing.
Relentless / Garruk the Veil-Cursed
Innistrad Reviewed October 5, 2011
Garruk, between his normal form and his werewolf
form, almost has too much text and too many
things going on for me to process in a review,
or even in an entire gaming session. To be fair
to him, he does offer plenty beyond confusing
your opponent: how many ways does green have to
kill creatures? Using a mythic planeswalker to
do so via pseudo-combat is not really more
obscure than something like Unyaro Bee Sting.
All of his night-time abilities are reasonable,
although the one that jumps out the most to me
is the -1 with the Sylvan Tutor effect. I'm
tempted to stick him in my Melira deck, because
I never seem to draw enough creatures to make a
combo, but I'm sure you guys will think of even
more interesting things to do with it.
Welcome back readers today’s card of the
day is the split planeswalker Garruk. In
standard the combination of abilities is quite
powerful and planeswalkers able of
defending themselves almost always see play.
As of now there is no archetype for him to exist
in but I am sure any deck running green
and black may want to spring for this guy.
In extended, modern this card will have a
presence even if it is just a one or
two of in Deathcloud builds, this card is
quite powerful and the majority of planeswalkers
see play this is no exception. In eternal
formats legacy and vintage I feel this card may
be a little slow but may be powerful enough to
see play. In casual and multiplayer this
is amazing it makes tokens and can kill
creatures and provides a game winning effect
this is definitely going to be popular around
the kitchen table. In limited this is a first
pick a powerful bomb that can control the game
and monetary value is all right as well.
Overall a card that will definitely see play like
most planeswalkers, it fills a niche role but I
am sure this is a competitive card.
Today's card of the day is Garruk Relentless
and Garruk the Veil-Cursed which is a four mana
Green transforming planeswalker with quite a few
abilities when totaled up. The initial
form of Relentless being able to play 2/2 wolf
tokens for no cost is decent if creatures are
needed and help defend him when using the second
ability. Being able to destroy a creature
and trigger the transformation on the second
ability is useful, if a bit risky as it
increases the odds of an opponent being able to
destroy him. Veil-Cursed has the effective
defense of producing creatures with Deathtouch
and can sacrifice one of the tokens, or a
non-token creature to fuel the ultimate, to
search your library for a creature. The
ultimate works well with both the tokens and the
sacrifice effect if enough loyalty can be built
up. Overall this is an interesting card
that takes some strategy to use effectively as
timing each of the effects is key to optimal
In Limited nearly any planeswalker can be a huge
impact and this is no exception as the tokens,
removal, and library searching are all very
powerful in the format. He would be an
easy first choice in Booster for the token
production alone, let alone the versatility of
the other effects, and a Sealed build should
include him whenever possible.
The card of the day is Garruk Relentless.
I was surprised when they remade Garruk two sets
in a row, he got better and better each time.
The first Garruk gave green its draw power,
while this Garruk gives green removal.
Given that his Garruk can only kill a 2/3 at
most, but in both forums he creatures tokens.
His flip side is even better, he makes wolves
that have deathtouch! Not to mention you can sac
the wolves you make to search your deck for a
creature? Insane, this guy is the
planeswalker with five effects, how awesome is
that? Sadly I don't think this guy has
found a home in standard yet, maybe the GW token
deck plays it, but overall he is still looking
for a home.