Pojo's Magic The Gathering news, tips, strategies and more!

Pojo's MTG
MTG Home
Message Board
News & Archives
Deck Garage
BMoor Dolf BeJoSe

Paul's Perspective
Jeff Zandi
DeQuan Watson
Jordon Kronick
Aburame Shino
Rare Hunter
Tim Stoltzfus
Judge Bill's Corner

Trading Card

Card of the Day
Guide for Newbies
Decks to Beat
Featured Articles
Peasant Magic
Fan Tips
Tourney Reports

Color Chart
Book Reviews
Online Play
MTG Links

This Space
For Rent

Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day

Daily Since November 2001!

Cataclysmic Gearhulk
Image from Wizards.com

Cataclysmic Gearhulk
- Kaladesh

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 4.13
Commander [EDH]: 4.13

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale:
1 - Horrible  3 - Average.  5 - Awesome

Click here to see all of our 
Card of the Day Reviews 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cataclysmic Gearhulk
This style of destruction is perhaps not as blatantly strong as we're used to from old-school staples like Wrath of God and Obliterate, but it has a place and its own uses. How many decks do you really know that will consistently have the full four permanents in play after you cast Cataclysmic Gearhulk? Since you'll presumably be playing white, it's also scarily easy to break the symmetry and/or defend yourself against what your opponent does keep - think Tamiyo, Ghostly Prison, and Mystifying Maze.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Cataclysmic Gearhulk
As the name might suggest, Cataclysmic Gearhulk is...well, a Cataclysm. It's pretty much a shot of the infamous Exodus board wipe, minus the ability to hit lands, which is probably "better" in that regard. In exchange for that (and the ability to let you keep planeswalkers), you get a 4/5 with vigilance, which is not too bad a deal.

I think Cataclysmic Gearhulk might be the Gearhulk with the hardest time finding a home, though. It's pretty much a board wipe, but white likes to try and go "wide" in building up a massive army to throw at them. If you are behind, though, it'll get you back into the game in a hurry, as you'd expect from clearing out their board. And it can then proceed to smash their face in (and ward off attempts by them to do the same, thanks to vigilance).
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.25
Commander: 4.25

Copyrightę 1998-2016 pojo.com - Magic the Gathering Card Reviews
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or products featured on this site. This is not an Official Site.