Today’s creature is almost identical to
yesterday’s creature except for a slight
change in its effect. Skyscraper Shell is
nature’s version of Hazaria and when both
cards are teamed up the results can be
2 or more other creatures in the battle
zone have "wave striker," this creature
you put this creature into the battle
zone, your opponent chooses one of his
creatures in the battle zone and puts it
into his mana zone.
As stated before, Skyscraper Shell is almost
the same card as Hazaria, Duke of Thorns.
Having to pay 4 mana for a 2000 power
creature that’s potentially useless is a
very poor investment. The problem with Wave
Striker is that unless you have 2 of them in
the battle zone when bringing out the next
one, it’s pretty much a waste. You cannot
use the effect unless there are three in the
battle zone, which is why summoning this
creature may not be the smartest thing.
Let’s look on the bright side and assume
that there are at least 2 other wave
strikers in the battle zone. Now we’re in
luck! As soon as Skyscraper Shell comes out
your opponent will have to choose one of
his/her creatures and send it to his/her
mana zone. I’m always happy to look at
creature removal cards, but unlike Hazaria,
Skyscraper Shell might give your opponent a
nice little mana advantage. It’s like
casting a Vine Charger but without getting
the extra mana on our side of the battle
zone. It’s somewhat of a waste. Hazaria is
a nice clean kill while Skyscraper gives
your opponent a mana advantage.
Just like I said with Hazaria, this turn 4
wave striker can be the first to use the
effect, which is great because your 3 mana
wave strikers with +4000 power will be ready
to rip your opponent to shreds.
A turn 4 creature removal and power boost to
the 3 mana wave strikers.
It suffers the drawbacks of wave strikers.
It creates a field advantage but a mana
2/5 – 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. Then
again, instead of giving your opponent a
mana advantage you might be better off by
not being able to use the effect.
4/5 – It’s decent in limited. I’d recommend
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respond. Happy dueling!