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Arc Slogger 
Mirrodin Rare


Reviewed August 30, 2004

Constructed:
Casual:
Limited:

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1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating

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Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

So ignoring its ability, it's a 4/5 for 5...pretty solid.  Now give it the emergency kill switch, and it's even better.  Slogger is finding a niche in block at the moment.

In limited, any destruction, especially reusable, is a good pick.  Couple it with a big body, and even better.

In casual, not the usual thought.
  
Constructed: 4
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4

   Current Price:
Arc Slogger - Mirrodin - $4.85

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Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Arc-Slogger
 
A nice beefy body, it goes straight into a beast deck. It is also a good finisher in a mono red deck, when they have no more lands left. Remember, you have to be able to remove 10 cards, or you can't play the ability.
 
Another card that seems custom made for a casual deck. I was toying around with this, and someone played Shared Fate on me (presumably, with a library full of crap). I just removed my library and stranded them.
 
A good card for limited. The 10 cards may seem like it would hurt worse (since it is 1/4 of your deck), but you only usually need to use it once to clear a problem blocker.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5


Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Arc-Slogger
If you're playing the current PTQ format, Mirrodin block constructed, and
you AREN'T playing Affinity, there's a pretty good chance you have four of
this Beast in your deck. Arc-Slogger is probably a little slow for Standard
or the other faster constructed formats, but in block constructed, he's just
right. Virtually every Mirrodin block deck with mountains in it has
Arc-Slogger. Once in play, Arc-Slogger typically gives you four shots with
his special ability. Slogger shoots down any number of the tinier creatures
in the Affinity deck and has a butt so big it takes a Shrapnel Blast to
bring him down. In limited play, Arc-Slogger is a great first pick on the
rare opportunities that you have to grab him.
CONSTRUCTED: 3.5
CASUAL:              4.0
LIMITED:              4.0

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer

Arc-Slogger

 

I must admit Im not a huge fan of this guy. I mean, hes good, hes undercosted, and his ability is interesting and possibly useful, but I think the loss of ten cards off of your deck is a serious detriment, making it not as useful as most people think it is. Nonetheless, he seems to make it into a lot of block decks, so maybe it is me that off on this one.

 

Constructed:                 3

Casual:                         2

Limited:                        3

 


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)


I'm glad this card got some respect and found a home in tournament decks. This card was nearly down to being a $1.50 rare for a while and then it's price shot back up. That's so great. As a deck builder, I love seeing that. It's a large sized creature. It's for a usable ability. It's not SUPER, but it's very solid and serves it's purpose well.

Casual guys don't care much about this card unless they are building a beast deck. In limited decks though, this guy is a champ. It's hard for your opponent to get much on the table that's bigger.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 3
Paul
Hagan
Arc-Slogger --

I'm completely content with Arc-Slogger as a creature. It isn't over-the-top amazing, but it isn't a complete pile either. I put it in the same category as cards like Call of the Herd, Shivan Wurm, or Skizzik -- they are decent cards, but they don't belong in every deck running their particular colors. It is a decent size, has an OK ability, and its easy to squeeze into a lot of decks (especially Beasts and Land Destruction).

For casual players, this card is 50/50. If you want to build a deck that abuses a large card count in the deck (Battle of Wits, anyone?) or you want to abuse cards like any of the Wishes, then Arc-Slogger is where its at. However, a lot of casual players don't like to see their cards go completely out of the game.

In limited, my experience is that Arc-Slogger is a good card, just because you only need to use it once or twice to win a game. The fact that it is a 4/5 doesn't hurt at all.

Constructed Rating: 3.0
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 3.5


Andy
 Van Zandt

Arc-Slogger
One of my favorite red creatures,  he effectively comes with several free
shocks attached to him,  and he's of a reasonable size for his cost. 
Excellent as both a win condition and as a method of board control,  plus
one of comparitively few ways to efficiently shuck off the majority of your
deck in a short time,  if you should so desire.  If he doesn't win the game
by generating card advantage,  he'll often win it by swinging a couple times
and then aiming for the head.  Plus he's a beast.
constructed 4
casual 3.5
limited 4
 
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