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Giant Solifuge
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 Giant Solifuge
- Eternal Masters

Reviewed June 7, 2016

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2
Commander [EDH]: 3

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale:
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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Giant Solifuge
When Guildpact was new, I was fortunate to be able to trade for no less than three Giant Solifuges within just a couple of weeks of the pre-release. Since Gruul was my favorite FNM deck of that time, I played with them for months and months until they had almost as much wear as some of the Revised duals you see making the rounds now. There were few situations where they were bad. They punished control decks for tapping out to cast Wrath of God, and they were all but guaranteed to be able to block against other aggro decks (the odd Cruel Edict aside).
There's no real reason this guy shouldn't be played in any setting that cares about efficient creatures. Bloodbraid Elf may deliver card advantage, but she's both banned in Modern and far from unsolvable. And I never heard of anybody actually making the sometimes-alleged sad face about not being able to target beneficial cards on a creature with shroud. Anybody who's ever seen a card like Putrefy will realize that shroud is an advantage, not a disadvantage. Besides, there'd be no way to balance this card and leave it usable if it had hexproof!
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

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