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this card attacks, you may pick a character. If
you do, put that character into its owner's
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Date Reviewed - 12.06.06
form of re-usable bounce, today we look at the Rare
Arcanist Character Gargantuan Garbler.
High cost combined with high threshold always means
huge beat stick or fantastic ability. In this
instance, your 9 cost 4 threshold Character gives
you an above average Covert beat stick with 6/6/3
stats and a whopper of an ability. "If this card
attacks, you may pick a character. If you do, put
that character into its owner's hand."
Facing down only one Covert Character? Bounce. No
Coverts to worry about? Pick a threat and... Bounce.
Got an Ejector with no tokens on it? Bounce, wash,
rinse repeat on any non-resource card, not just a
If you're like me, thinking about how you could pull
off a Covert deck, it just got a whole lot easier!
In limited, Gargantuan Garbler is almost it's own
win condition. In Constructed it is!
It's stats certainly aren't anything to scream
about, not for a cost of nine. Covert doesn't do
much to change that. But then we get to the effect.
That effect functions as a Quotidian Assassination
that activates for free whenever you attack with it.
That is astounding. You can bounce your own Swarm of
Gnats or the highest cost character your opponent
has. Or your opponent's only covert character. It's
useful, there's no doubt about that.
It's a four threshold in Obsession. That makes it
harder to get out in Sealed, though still a good
The key to playing this card is that its Covert.
That means you should be able to do damage with this
card, especially considering that you get to return
the character of your choice to its owners hand.
That will likely end up being a covert blocker much
of the time.