Today, we review Nocturnal Giant, a
rare out of survivors
Mana Cost: 7
Ability: This monster cannot attack
Power Attacker 7000+
Here’s a new section for you. This is
where I give a summary of the card and past
experiences that I’ve had with it. I’m not really
seeing much play with it lately, but the last time I
think I saw this card was in the Survivor Release.
The thing is strong, that’s without argument. But
does the fact that it can’t attack monsters and goes
down to 7000 power hurt it too much?
The Positive Side
We all know triple breakers are
amazing. They just are. When you have a card that
can take out half of the attacks needed to beat your
opponent, you know you’re doing good in the game.
7 is the cheapest triple breakers go.
There are 2 of them: This guy and Death Cruzer. Now,
Death Cruzer sucks….it just does. Nocturnal Giant
has at least some potential.
Also, since it power attacks, it goes
through almost every blocker. To go through your
opponents blockers are great also.
That’s really it. I can’t think of
anymore good things about this card..
The Negative Side
Ok, we all probably saw that this
card had more bad things about it than good things,
and we were right. This guy has way too many
disadvantages to it.
First of all, it can’t attack
monsters. It’s a trait we’ve come to get used to
when we see the Giant Family. Almost all of them
can’t attack creatures. Dawn Giant, Avalanche Giant,
Nocturnal Giant, Not Ancient Giant though…
Not attacking monsters really sucks.
There is always gonna be a time when you want to
take out one of your opponents monsters to help you
not die. This is one of those cards that do
absolutely nothing for you to stop him.
The next problem is that it power
attacks. 7000 power when tapped is very mediocre for
today’s meta game. There are a good amount of cards
used today that can take it out, namely FDF or
Triple breakers are great, but
expensive. The cost is low for a triple breaker, but
7 isn’t el cheapo. 7 is a great target for the 3
staples, and basically any card that kills
things…even chains of sacrifice…
Here’s “What else could you use”
-FDF if you had a beast folk on the
-Wait a turn for 2 torcon and 2
- Avalanche Giant?
- Natural Snare?
- Mana Nexus?
There are better choices. I wouldn’t
let this thing be the silver potato in your deck’s
The Limited Side
This card in limited, however, is
friggin’ insane. To have a card this strong in his
ability of Triple Breaker that’s actually playable
is great. There is a lesser chance they come across
a strong staple card or cheap death card, so play
Here’s the + and – again
+ Triple Breaker
+ gets through most blockers
+ Cheapest Triple Breaker
- Can’t attack monsters
- 7000 isn’t that high this late in
- Vulnerable to the staples
I didn’t give it the worst grade. It
can be good. Can…
you take this…use it…go nuts…
For some reason, this guy reminds me
of the Discus event at the 1952 Summer Olympics…
That’ll do it for Nocturnal Giant. If
anyone has any questions, comments, concerns, or
complaints, E-mail me at