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Allosaurus Rider
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Allosaurus Rider
- Coldsnap

Reviewed Sept. 7, 2017

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

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Allosaurus Rider
This was part of a five-card cycle in Coldsnap that references Alliances' Force of Will and friends - you pitched twice as many cards and got a larger effect. It's hard to get much larger than Force of Will, but they gave it a good try. Allosaurus Rider promises a creature quite above the curve, even by modern design standards; constantly-growing creatures are also perpetually appealing, especially since it is in the right colors (and creature types) to combine with some highly efficient land-searching. In more cutthroat settings, this was never quite enough for it to see widespread adoption, but this card certainly has a place in more casual settings - even just adding an extra layer of meaning to cards like Cultivate that would otherwise be weak late in the game makes it worth a look.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

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