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Borderland Marauder
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Borderland Marauder
- M15

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

Constructed: 3.38
Casual: 2.88
Limited: 3.63
Multiplayer: 2.38

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Borderland Marauder

Apparently the second half of this week was "red aggro week" for some reason. This little beauty is a 3/2 on offense and a 1/2 on defense. Simple, but powerful. A definite consideration for any red deck that wants its opponent dead on Turn Four if not sooner.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Borderland Marauder

This is arguably one of the best-designed red creatures I've seen recently: giving everything on offense and not so much on defense. It doesn't quite beat Kiln Fiend in my book, because Kiln Fiend demonstrates the fundamental, sometimes overlooked truth that red is actually a color about spells rather than creatures; but there are few better ways to encourage attack.

It's difficult to know exactly how many people will take the Marauder up on that, though. Personally, I've never been of the school that everything you play has to be something ridiculous, and I advocate at least trying out a deck based on Magic fundamentals in any setting; and what's more fundamental than a low-cost, high-power attacker?

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

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Borderland Marauder which is a two mana Red
1/2 that gains +2/+0 until end of turn whenever it attacks. Aside from combining with multiple attack cards like Relentless Assault or Aurelia this is still a solid 3/2 on the attack for just two mana.  Overall this will see play in aggro Red decks as an ahead of the curve threat at the two mana slot.
In Limited this is an excellent common that can potentially be used in multiples to apply a great deal of pressure in the early stages of a game.  Even later on a 3/2 has some value and this is an easy inclusion when running Red in Sealed while in Booster this is a worthwhile early pick, possibly as high as second or third in a weak pack.
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


Deck Garage

Borderland Marauder

To round out our week with three aggressive red creatures, the marauder provides a very simple 3/2 body for a cheap price. What's that, you say? She's only a 1/2, and only gets the bonus on the attack? Well, what else were you planning on doing with this lady? Hiring her as a maid? Taking her out to dinner? Oh. Blocking. Since when have aggro red decks cared about something as trivial as that? No, this is a 3/2 for 2 as far as anyone is concerned. Simple, to the point, and effective.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2

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