Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
ability - card is still crap. This thing
just costs too much. Make it 3 CC, then it's
better. The problem is, MAYBE too good at 3
CC, and crap at 4. Not sure, but here, it's
only cool to showcase a new ability that no one
will play in constructed.
In limited, it can
first strike, so it's useful. It's decent,
and I would probably play it if I was going red.
Again, it's expensive, but in limited, it's worth
While the idea of
Double Strike is really interesting, in a 2/1
creature, that just isn't so hot. All they have to
do is block it with a 3 power creature, and it
dies. If it was costed at 2, maybe that would be
okay, but it's not worth it at 4 mana. It's
slightly better in limited. You can use it as a
blocking threat that can take out a medium sized
one thing I think would be interesting in a fun
deck is to put Double Strikers into a pump deck.
Might of Oaks, Giant Growths, Snarling Undorak,
etc. He could kill almost anything, and if left
unblocked, could do significant damage all on his
Fun Deck: 4.5
By the looks of
this, it looks like Wizards was afraid to make
Double Strike any good. You're effectively
paying 4 for a 4/1. This puts it out of the
reach of any constructed worthy decks, as you
have 2 much better cards to fill your 4 slot in
red. I don't even like this in a casual deck.
In limited, this guy
could be marginally good. The double strike will
hold off the ground weenies. That's about all,
Monday - Ridgetop Raptor
I'm not big on any of the card with double
strike. The ability is so good that it's hard to
make them cost effective to play. I will say
though that is any creatures with double strike
get players, it will probably be this one.
It's reasonable to cast, but it's only a two
power. Right now there are better creatures.
Maybe this guy will still have to wait for his day
in the sun.
Constructed - 2