Pojo's Magic The Gathering
Card of the Day
fan of the Mangler - I just don't know where it
goes. I don't know if it has much of a place
in the current t2 or even block environment.
The ability to make itself pretty large is nice.
If you have some way of giving it pro-color, it
would be pretty sweet working with Contested
Cliffs. Basically a solid, almost always get
the job done card. On top, it comes down
fast, and it okay at at least an 0/3 wall.
Blue just doesn't do well in beasts, and I don't
think there is the blue in the environment to
support it. Changes in the environment give
this the potential to be pretty darn good, though.
In limited, it's got a
3 Butt and an X power. I play most 2CC X/3's
in limited. Not a reason to play blue, but
no reason to NOT play him if you are.
A really fun card to
play in limited. You never know what you're going
to get, but his ability helps him match any
creature on the board, power-wise. His cost is
right, too. He even blocks 2/2's which is a good
thing in this morph environment. I don't see him
in constructed at all, but he's good times in
limited and at a bargain cost.
An interesting card.
However, that about all I can say about this, as
it requires other creatures to be good.
In limited, it's
about as useful. I would never play this under
one of blue's better weenies, and the fact that
the power stays that way
without having to pay extra is spiffy. and it's a
beast. 3 toughness for 2
mana plus having the highest power on the board
makes him super-solid in
limited, a first pick in a lot of circumstances,
imho... too bad he's blue.
Riptide Mangler – Well
this is a very interesting card. Basically for 2
mana this card is as powerful as the biggest
creature in play and that effect doesn’t end at
the end of turn either. I would call it a very
strong 2 drop but what do you do if they have a
creature less deck? Better pack some of your own
Constructed – Solid
but his rating will fluctuate with the environment
Limited – Great for
the creature battle and cheap – 3.60
A 0/3 for 2cc sounds like a mediocre wall, but
being able to match the biggest creature in play's
power can make this guy huge in a U/G deck with
Might of Oaks or Giant Growth. This thing gets
absolutely freaking amazing with an Elephant Guide
on it. Turn 2: Mangler (0/3), Turn 3: Elephant
Guide (3/6), Turn 4: 6/6 or 9/6 if you have
nothing better to do.
Ltd.: Mangler blocks morph creatures and can
match the power of the biggest fatty on the field.