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Flametongue Kavu
Planeshift


Reviewed August 05, 2005

Constructed: 4.2
Casual: 3.6
Limited: 4.5

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DeQuan
Watson

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Flametongue Kavu

This card is simply amazing. It's costed low enough to make it playable. It deals enough damage to kill most popular creatures. The only downside is that Flametongue Kavu comes with a two toughness. This can make it a mild liability in some situations, but not very often. When you are looking for a creature that fits into a deck of midrange speed, this is the guy you'll definitely want to look for.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4.5
 

Paul Hagan

Flametongue Kavu

This card is just about one of my favorite cards of all time. The capability of destroying so many of the good creatures that were floating around at the time (barring Blastoderm) and getting a 4/2 body out of it was *so* good. Now? I wish Flametongue Kavu were still around, as it would still make the cut into any red deck I was playing.

In limited, FTK gets slightly better, since the quality of creature goes down and having a 4/2 body can be mildly scary after you knock out the scariest creature on your opponent's side of the board. You absolutely play this card if possible.

Constructed Rating: 3.5
Casual Rating: 3.5
Limited Rating: 4.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Flametongue Kavu
 
A great card that literally changed an environment.  Flametongue changed formats by making previously strong viable decks unplayable.  Anything based on a 4 toughness creature took a sour turn once this guy reared it's head.  Take Blinding Angel for example. Blinding Angel had a nice deck built around it, tournament worthy.  But when Flametongue came around and started flaming the angel, the deck disappeared from the scene, since Kavu could take the Angel out in one fell swoop. As a note, Kavu is out of the Type 2 picture, but Blinding hasn't made a comeback. *shrug*
 
Constructed - 4.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
 

The Antman

Flametounge Kavu- Uncommon- PS

hey peoples, today we have probably one of the best red creatures ever made (and at uncommon too!!!)

4 for a 4/2 isnt exciting, but if you tack on a amazing ability that kills most of the creatures in the game then you have something that is both exciting and freaken awsome. when kavu comes into play he deals 4 damage to any creature, and after that he can go ahead and attack next turn for 4 damage, he pretty much clears the way for himself. i belive this deck was used in fires along with blastoderm and many other cheep good fatties that can beat the opponet into pulp.

Ratings:
constructed: 4.8/5 great card, great creature
limited: 5/5 creature and removal, what can be better?
casual: 3/5 a ok creature, he just doesnt have that casual pizzaz

Final Thought: just watch out for those untargetable creatures
 

Secret Squirrel

Flametongue Kavu

The sheer existence of Flametongue Kavu halted the playability of many fatties. How can you play against something with power equal to its casting cost AND a creature that destroys almost anything when it comes out? I guess the answer is you don’t deal, you play it. Kavu went into every Red/Green beats deck during its time in Type 2 and it still shows up in Extended. Kavu comes out, kills Serra Angel, and then can either block and kill another fatty, or start the beating. When people think of Invasion block rotating, everyone thought of Kavu leaving Type 2. It had that much influence.

In limited I imagine this was powerful too. Even though it has no evasion, it still blows up a creature and can attack a few times.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
 
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