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Evo Crushinators of Doom
Date Reviewed: 6.09.04
Average Rating: 3.375
Limited Average Rating: 3.375
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While the bounce mechanic is a decent one, as it
puts your opponent behind a drop whenever you do it
to one of their creatures, this may not be the best
bargain. 5 cost for a 2000 creature is pretty
dismal, and Corile will unlikely be able to attack.
So you can look at it as you are paying 5 to bounce
a creature. Not the greatest thing since white
bread. In a focused bounce deck, it might be viable,
but I haven't tested such so I have to admit I don't
know how well it would work.
In limited, it's just inferior. Skip it and pick
I can't tell you how many times I heard players
dismiss Corile as a crummy card when they opened
packs that first weekend Crushinators was released.
Being young, many didn't realize the effect Corile
would have on the game. However, a few old-timers
with prior experience with Magic knew that Corile
was equivilent to the M:TG card Timewalk. Take a
threat off the board, and make your opponent draw it
again next turn (instead of drawing an extra card
that might help them even more).
Corile is great for taking threats off the board,
especially if they have high casting costs or "comes
into play" effects that destroy their own creatures
mana. Corile became an even bigger momentum swinger
with regard to evolutions, because you now put TWO
cards on top of their draw pile. Even though a
player can get a Beast Folk and Barkwhip into play
4 mana, at least you make them use 4 mana for one
creature rather than possibly putting out a 2nd
Barkwhip for you to deal with.
Also, funny things can happen after you use Corile -
on more than a couple occasions, after I summon
Corile, I use another creature to attack a shield.
that shield is a Dimension Gate or a Crystal Memory,
I've seen my opponent go searching their deck for a
card, and then realize that the card I Corile'd is
longer on top of their deck. Many are unable to
recover from such a mistake.
In my environment, you either love or hate Corile.
You love it if you play Water, you hate it if it is
played against you.
Constructed 4.5 out of 5
Limited 4.5 out of 5
Cyber Lords are a rare race
(thereís only three in the game at this moment) and
this is the only common. The rarest certainly arenít
the best, as Corile seems to trump Tropico and gives
the DM Ophidian a run for itís money. You finally
get support for your Illusionary Merfolk with this
little dude, which sets you opponent back a turn.
Against Evolution creatures, this guy can get out of
hand, especially when youíre forcing pressure
against an agro deck. They can find themselves
depleted of card a lot faster, and the stifling of
the draw effect is just extra punishment.
In limited, itís a common, so
youíll see a few running around. Definitely a good
consideration for you deck, either as a filler for
the 5-drop slot or as a removal spell for late game.
Constructed - 4/5
Limited - 4/5
I sure do love Bounce =)
Corile: Water Creature, 5-Mana, 2000 Attack. Awful,
huh? When you put Corile into play you can return
one of your opponent's creatures to the top of their
deck. That's something to look at.
Corile and Unicorn Fish are both similar and I
noticed that many players argue over which one is
better. Unicorn Fish IS one-Mana less, but it's
attack is only 1000 and it returns any one creature
to its owner's hand. Corile costs one more Mana but
has 1000 more Attack and returns an opponent's
creature to the top of their deck. Returning a
creature to the top of your opponent's deck
essentially means that they lose a turn because they
would be drawing a card that was already used; make
sense? They wouldn't be drawing anything new, so
that's why I prefer Corile over Unicorn Fish (Corile
is a common while Unicorn Fish is a Rare ^_^)
Pros: return one creature to top of opponent's deck,
Cons: 5-Mana for 2000 Attack, ONLY one creature
I would consider Corile if you can't get your hands
on a couple of Unicorn Fish. In Limited this card is
very good as you set your opponent back, get rid of
a powerful creature for a turn, AND get a chump
creature out of the deal.