are leaving behind those mean Demon Commands
in favor of something completely different.
Today, we are specializing in exploding
desert plants. Thatís right! Today we are
Card Type: Creature
Creature Class: Tree Folk
While you have a
light creature in the battle zone,
this creature gets +2000 power.
Flavor Text: "Eww...
Now thatís disgusting." - Mongrel Man
Mana Generated: 1
Card Number: 30/55
Truly, a cactus that
explodes to attack is truly an interesting
concept. My only question is, if he blows up
to attack, how does he attack a second time?
Heís a member of the nature civilization,
which can be a curse and a blessing. This
civilization prefers Beast Folk and Mana
acceleration above anything else, and this
guy sadly provides neither.
He costs three mana, but has only 2000
power. That is a bad thing. Sure, he can get
stronger, but that extra power is situation
(and we all know how I feel about
situational). Still, three mana is a quick,
early game drop, and it plays well with
small-cost light blockers.
He only has 2000 power on his own, which is
bad. When there is a light creature on your
side of the field, he has 4000 power. 4000
power can take down most creatures that
arenít evolutions or fatties. 2000 power, on
the other hand, can suicide into most early
drop creatures. Most of the time, he will
only have 2000 power. Can anyone say Crimson
He gets extra power if you have a light
creature on the field. Whoopdeedo! This is a
very unexciting ability, and rarely a useful
one. If you donít have a light creature,
this guy is SKRD (screwed).
Ok, now that Iíve reviewed
these stats, letís see how they stack up.
Aside from being an exploding tree, which is
cool, there is really little to say about
this guy. Iím not a fan of situational
attack bonuses, like his, and he only
belongs in a deck running both Nature and
Light. The only deck Iíve ever seen try that
used nature for mana acceleration and
Natural Snare, and this guy is neither of
those. He has no evolutions, and no use
Ok. This is where Exploding Cactus shines.
In this format, it is very possable to
maintain a light creature on the field at
the same time as this guy. In this format,
where evolutions are scarce, 4000 power can
smack most creatures all over the floor. If
you draft this guy with a fair share of
light creatures, you have no reason not to
run him. 4/5
Duel for life!