I like this card very much, both in an aesthetic
sense and in a mechanics sense, and I think it
could turn out to be somewhat better than it
looks. Even in tournament play, a 4/4 with
trample is nothing to laugh at, and the ability
to go "wide" with two creatures for the price of
one (one of which is an artifact, no less) gives
it a versatility that many beatdown creatures
lack. Obviously it lacks the pure power of the
recent Siege Rhino and Thunderbreak Regent, but
not everything needs to have that sort of power
to find a use. And in the context of Peasant
Magic, it is to much of the field what Rumbling
Slum was in Ravnica-era Standard (though I'd be
remiss not to point out that Imperiosaur still
This creature is your choice of a 3/3 trample
that brings along a 1/1 buddy or a 4/4 trample.
Either way you slice it, for four mana, this is
a pretty good bargain, and green decks will love
having access to this in Limited. It’s flexible,
but it can also just turn into a nice battering
ram if you need it to. And the +1/+1
counter synergizes with that sub-theme.
I don't think this guy is impactful enough for
Standard, but he could get there is Standard has
a hole in a green deck that it can nicely fill.
Not sure what that hole is, though.
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