Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
3BB, Creature — Beast 3/3,
Mercadian Masques Rare
B: Thrashing Wumpus deals 1
damage to each creature and each player.
Reviewed January 01, 2002
based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ...
5 is the highest rating.
This was one of my fav-o-rites
out of masques. Wumpus was often a FAST road to
victory as it cleared the board of annoying
blockers while attacking at the same time!
Constructed only got a four
simply because it's a 3 defense creature for 5
mana, making it fairly easy to deal with for its
|This card is fun
times. It also had it's moment in
constructed play. I think it would be fairly
strong in the current environment with the lack of
regenerators available. Him being a 3/3 is
also nothing to laugh at. Unfortunately,
there have always been a decent amount of spells
to deal with this guy in constructed.
As for limited he is definitely a first pick.
This guy is a huge superstar to open. If
some one passed this guy to me in a draft, I would
take him out to dinner :)
Constructed : 2.9
Wumpuss is one of my favorite cards from Masques
block. I played him in my Nether-go type deck and
usually loved drawing him (except against Rising
Waters). In Limited he's a bomb that you want to
open and not for anyone else to open.
Limited - 4.5
Constructed - 4
Limited: **** (4 Stars)
Constructed: *** (3 Stars)
In limited, the Wumpus is a great sweeper card to get
rid of all of your opponenent's early creatures and
can also finish them off if you have enough mana
available. In constructed, I don't like him as much
since black has better sweeper cards available like
Massacre or Perish.
Sometimes you get a very long-winded Scott. Sometimes you don't. Today,
you don't. Thrashing Wumpus is a card that has seen it's day. At one point
was good, but lost popularity with the proliferation of the Fires deck. In
extended it's basically never used. the card has potential, but not in the
In limited, it's great, as it can sweep a board to victory quite often.
Draft it early and often.
New Constructed: n/a
Old Constructed: 3.0
Constructed Potential: 4.0
Overall constructed: 3.5
Okay, Thrashing Wumpus is actually okay in contructed. His Pestilence
effect is remarkably better than the card Pestilence, because it is in a
creature... a 3/3 force on the board. He clears the board, and swings for
3. His problem is that he dies if you go three or more, but still, the
possiblility of a black card with a "Wrath of God" effect is good,
especially in control-sy black-blue or mono black decks. I give this card a
3 in the type II it was in, a 4 if it were in the current format, and 2.5 in
extended, because there is no effective Dark Ritual type card in that
format, and most black cards aren't as effective without Dark Ritual.
In limited, anything of this type is remarkably good. For one thing, in
draft, anything that's a 3/3 is pretty good, but to throw Pestilence into a
format that had remarkably small creatures and was built around tricks, and
interesting, semi-playable cards, was just nuts. This guy to me is a
must in limited decks, and is always an early pick, getting a groan from the
person who has to pass him because he is so good. I give him a 5 for
Masques Block limited, but he gets a 4 everywhere else. This is because if
you insert him into Invasion block limited, he becomes a hard play because
the double black in his casting cost could be very hard for a three color
deck, which most limited decks wound up being. Odyssey block limited right
now could benefit from a card like this because of the raw deal Black got in
Stick. Beats with a stick. Pestilence on a stick.
This guy is a stick, plain and simple. I've seen
him in type 2, in block, and in limited... damn.
He's the Wumpus you want on your team. Too many
tricks with him to mention, this guy controls the
board and then some. He messes with combat, your
opponent's life total, and removing him is just
bad news, since he's going to take someone with
him on the way out the door.
Limited Rating - 5
Wumpus Rating - Humpus Supreme
capable of creating such vast amounts of card
advantage while itself being a considerable threat
is hard to find. The fact that it has a reasonable
casting cost and the activation is easy in a deck
that's heavily black is what makes this guy a real
constructed - 4