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Dwarven Bloodboiler
Judgment - Rare

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 1.41 (8 Reviews)
Limited: 2.03  (8 Reviews)
Reviewed August 15, 2002

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Mason
Peatross

This Week's Card Selector

This guy is GREAT in mental magic. He's all about being Ball Lightning. as
for Limited, he's playable if you're heavy red and have a couple of playable
dwarves, and in Constructed he's a definite in a Dwarf deck.

Limited: 1.5
Constructed: 1.5


Andrew Chapman

Are Dwarves any good?  No.  Does this make them any
better?  No.  Is this guy any good by himself?  Not
really.  I guess we just have another card that could
be good if cards around it were better.  But they
aren't, so this guy isn't.

In Limited, this guy is hard to cast and won't give
you any special benefit if you do.  I wouldn't play
him.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 1


Scott
Gerhardt

 

This card finishes the OBC triple color cycle.  Unfortuantely, none are real good.  Seton, Patron Wizard, Master Apothecary, Zombie Trailblazer, and finally, Dwarven Bloodboiler.  In constructed, there just are not enough good dwarves to make this card real useful.  Maybe if Onsalught has some better dwarves, but it is nice that his ability can be used immedaitely.

In limited, this guy is an absolute monster.  People think it's crap due to it being SO bad in constructed, but this is a 1st pick if you're going red.  It works just like the Rancor theory - make my puny crap beat on you until you kill it, and then it works on something else.  Adding dwarves to the mix makes it better.  You'll be shocked how far this card goes towards winning your next draft.

Constructed - 1.5
Limited - 4.5
Current Price - $1.20

Alex
Hockey

I've said it before, I don't like theme decks unless
there is a sound strategic reason for them (like
rebels).  A deck with dwarven bloodboiler in is only
going to work if there are enoygh tournamnet quality
dwarves around. The trouble is, dwarves tend to be
expensive with low P/T but with special abilities - a
dwarf deck is going to have a slow mana curve. As
you've probably guessed, I'm not a fan of this card so
I'll give it a 2 in constructed.

His RRR casting cost makes him too prohibative to play
in limited. By the time you have 3 mountains on the
table, this guy won't make much of a difference. He
gets a 2 in limited.


Fletcher
Peatross

Flavor text should read, "His battle cry unleashes an avalanche of poop." 
Maybe in the next set, dwarves will be a good call?  Nah.  Much better in
Limited as he can be tapped instead of attacking to help one of your
creatures get large.  A 2 in limited, a 1.5 in Constructed.


Rob
Lawing

 

OK, so this card is a joke right ? Whaddaya mean it's a real card ? Sorry
but a 2/2 for RRR that lets you tap a dwarf (sounds like porn) to give
+2/+0 to a creature just sucks on so many levels that I will list only 2
but I bet you can come up with more on your own. Suck reason 1 is that a
red creature that costs RRR should be Ball Lightning or at least something
of significance, Reason 2 is that red does not want to waste it's speed
tapping creatures to improve other creatures. This creature is unplayable
in constructed and is at best lousy in limited.

Rating
Constructed-1.25
Limited-1.25

Michael
Garten

The Bloodboiler would be a powerful creature if there were better dwarves in
constructed.  Unfortunately, there are not a great number of these, and thus
a would-be power creature is useless.  If the next expansion is beneficial
enough, this card will be playable.  A 2 in constructed, a 1 in limited.


Judge Bill

The "Dwarven King," if you will. Having the bonus be an activated ability on
the Bloodboiler, however, doesn't fit with red's general theme, which is
agressiveness. Leaving a creature back to pump up another creature just
doesn't suit red's theme.

However, in limited, this can really mess with your opponent's math, even if
this is the only dwarf you have. He can make a 1/1 be able to kill a
creature with 3 toughness.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 3.5
 

 

 

 

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