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Deadbridge Goliath
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Deadbridge Goliath
- Return to Ravnica

Reviewed October 22, 2012

Constructed: 4.33
Casual: 4.33
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 3.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Deadbridge Goliath
Those of you who were around in 2006 may remember Rumbling Slum, and how insane everyone thought he was. I remember both, and so he was the first thing I thought of when I saw Deadbridge Goliath -  same converted mana cost and stats, a different beneficial ability. Clearly good, and the Goliath should be as clearly playable as the Slum. Should. The strongest argument in favor of avoiding power creep in creatures may not have anything to do with design philosophies or historical consistency: it's probably the fact that it makes creatures like Deadbridge Goliath feel less special. This is a very powerful card, and it deserves respect. Until Wizards of the Coast realizes this too, enjoy playing with this card (and how could you not enjoy stomping someone with a scarab beetle the size of a cathedral?).
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Deadbridge Goliath which is a four mana Green
5/5 with a Scavenge cost of six.  The cost is fairly aggressive for a 5/5, though the lack of Trample is best addressed with support, and six mana to give another creature five +1/+1 counters is one of the better Scavenge costs.  Overall this is a card that may see some play in mono-Green decks designed to maximize card advantage effects, like Undying and Rancor.
For Limited this is a strong middle to endgame threat that works well enough as a 5/5, but having Scavenge able to add five power and toughness to something with evasion or Trample will likely end the game.  A good first pick in Booster even with the double Green, as likely a Golgari or Selesnya build will be attempted which minimizes the risk of not getting two Green mana sources.  For either guild in Sealed this is an automatic inclusion that has no real drawback and can effectively support nearly any creature drafted.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

       Welcome to a new week of card of the day reviews here at Pojo.com! Today we are looking at the Deathbridge Goliath from Return to Ravnica. Deathbridge Goliath is a rare green creature insect that costs two generic and two green mana for a 5/5. Deathbridge Goliath has Scavenge for four generic and two green mana.

      I really do like the Deathbridge Goliath. For starters, it is a 5/5 for just four mana. Then, should it die off, you can pay six mana to go ahead and put five +1/+1 counters on target creature. With the addition of the Corpsejack Menace, that could become a staggering ten +1/+1 counters for just six mana!

      A 5/5 turn four is nothing to sneeze at either. Especially when you think that there could easily be a Rancor coming in on the next turn, making it a 7/5 with trample, which you could then Scavenge some dead things onto, or even just then Giant Growth, or anything really! The sky isn’t even the limit with this guy, because I am quite certain that putting a 5/5 into the air would be a priority. And white and green decks could do that with ease.

     A solid card that is worthy of being a rare. I love it, and it works in just about any deck that runs green and likes big creatures.
Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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