Constructed Average Rating:
Limited Average Rating: 4.5
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
Today we take
a look at one of the coolest-looking cards in the
Blastosplosion set. I must admit that I haven’t been
too devoted to Wave Strikers but Hazaria is
definitely worth a shot.
Hazaria, Duke of Thorns
Race: Dark Lord
Wave striker (While 2 or more other creatures in the
battle zone have "wave striker," this creature has
When you put this creature into the battle zone,
your opponent chooses one of his creatures and
Wave strikers are somewhat complicated but when used
properly can offer devastating results. However the
biggest drawback is that unless you have at least 2
other wave strikers in the battle zone the creatures
are pretty much useless. In noting this we can see
that Hazaria’s power is pretty weak for a 4 mana
creature. It’s only a meager 2000 power. Again, it’s
not the best but let’s hope that there are at least
2 other wave striker creatures in the battle zone.
Fortunately when we’re able to actually use this
creature’s effect, we’re in for a treat. When this
creature is summoned with at least two other wave
strikers on the field, your opponent has to choose a
creature on his/her side of the field and destroy
it. This effect is huge because it’s like a
Proclamation of Death with a body. Your opponent
loses a creature while you gain one.
On top of that, this 4 mana wave striker is
advantageous because no matter how you look at it
turn 4 is the earliest turn for using wave striker
abilities (when you’re the only one using wave
strikers). On top of that all of your other wave
strikers get to use their effects. It will add
insult to injury when your opponent has to destroy
one of his/her creatures and on top of that the 3
mana wave strikers get their 4,000 power boost. You
can then use creatures like Sapian Tark to take out
one of your opponent’s untapped creatures. This is
why turn 4 is key.
The Good: A turn 4 kill and power boost to the 3
mana wave strikers.
The Bad: It suffers the drawbacks of wave strikers.
The Ugly: Unless you can use Hazaria’s ability it’s
Constructed Rating: 2.8/5 – It’s a good effect but
unless there are other wave strikers in the battle
zone you can’t really do anything. On top of that,
with all of the creature hate you may run into these
types of complications. The combos you can pull off
will be amazing but personally I’d go with
Limited Rating: 4.5/5 – This creature thrives in
limited. Try not to pass this one up.
Please feel free to post your comments, questions,
and/or objections on the Message Board and I’ll be
more than happy to respond. Happy dueling!