Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating: 5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Lizard (Shockwaves of the Shattered Rainbow – DM10)
The latest card to be reviewed is Core-Crash Lizard
from the latest expansion: shockwaves of the
shattered rainbow. This is one of the coolest
looking foiled cards available, and has a very
simple, strait forward effect: When he enters the
Battle zone, an opponent’s shield is put into the
graveyard. I repeat: PUT into the graveyard. Shield
triggers will not activate, since they have to go to
the hand instead to activate. A guaranteed, fearless
shield will be destroyed (sure, they have to HAVE a
shield, but still…).
My only hang up with Core-Crash is the lack of other
Melt Warriors. His is a great addition to a fire
deck (mono or otherwise) but for a duel civ deck,
there is another card with a similar effect:
Gajirabute, Vile Centurion has the exact same
ability from the darkness civilization. Sure,
Gajirabute is only a meager 3,000 power, 6 cost
creature, but as a Demon Command, has more evolution
choices. Core-Crash costs one more mana, but has a
much better power (double the Vile ones…). If you
rely on evos, this won’t help you at all since there
are only two melt warriors to date (him and Burnwisp
Lizard, who is another interesting specimen.) If you
are OK about letting a creature enter and wait to
attack (or even better, send him in with Supersonic
Jet Pack or Magmadragon Jagalzor from a turn before)
then by all means, add him in!
1) Basic yet potentially devastating effect,
especially if you know a particular shields’ effect.
2) Awesome power to cost ratio (7 cost / 6,000
1) Lack of evolution / support cards
2) Umm…He is a super rare (Gajirabute is only very
3) Oh yeah - Not a speed attacker (opps…that would
make him broken wouldn’t it? Well, never mind then)
Overall, I do think we potentially have a 5 out of 5
for a new staple card. There is little truely
negative aspects about this card. He has the
unstoppable effect of a shield destruction and still
has enough muscle to be a real thorn in a few sides.
I hope there are more melt warriors and evolution
choices if not for combos or evolution, for the
fiery foiled art (I am a huge fan of combos,
evolution, and sweet foiled art does it show?).
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“TobiWanKhanobi” right here on Pojo; or e-mail me at
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