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Laccolith Titan
Nemisis


Reviewed November 09, 2005

Constructed: 2.16
Casual: 2.26
Limited: 3.38

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DeQuan
Watson

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Laccolith Titan

I'm going to just be real here. I hate this card. It's marginal at best. Casual guys might find a few select uses for it. I personally only ever considered in limited play, and that's it. It costs seven and at that mana cost you can get creatures with better abilities.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2
 

Paul Hagan

Laccolith Titan

I just do not like this card that much, but it isn't really bad. For the seven mana, you do get a quality creature with a decent ability. Unfortunately, if I drop seven mana on a creature, it better be a game-winner, and Laccolith Titan isn't such a card. It is an easily-killed 6/6, it doesn't have any form of evasion, and its special ability focuses on killing opponents' creatures, not the opponent him- or herself.

For limited play, where removal and large creatures can be more important, I'll give Laccolith Titan a little bit of a break. If I decide to go into red, I would be hard-pressed not to include Laccolith Titan.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 3.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Laccolith Titan

Fairly strong. It really makes your opponent think before blocking it. but if they don't, it only takes a couple hits to be finished off by this thing. So there is a bit of quandry for your opponent. They will need to eliminate this guy quickly.

While Titan isn't something you'll see in constructed formats, it could conceivably make an appearance in casual. And I would definitely play it in limited formats, as he's just too good there.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 4.5
 

Phoenix Tamer

Laccolith Titan

Alot of people look past this card, and see what to them is a crappy rare. I see for it's time, a good card in limited. This card when combined with such cards as Repurcussion, can deal massive damage. People seem to look past the Laccolith's in disgust, but again can prove to be useful in Limited as well as Constructed, but i'm not keen on casual, for yes their are better cards, but 7 mana for a 6/6 with a Laccolith ability makes it well rounded, and one hell of a brute or meatshield, whatever you bid.

Ratings:

Constructed~3.8
Casual~1.3
Limited~3.9
 

Jordan Kronick

Laccolith Titan - I've always been a big fan of the Laccoliths. Their ability was very useful in the days of Masques block, for dealing with errant Rebels, Mercenaries and Spellshapers. There were so many creatures with decent activated abilities that you could expect them never to need to block.
Laccoliths make that not matter. And wow is this one big. The casting cost is big, but there's no real drawback besides that. Again, I think it's ability may be overshadowed by more recent advances in red rare technology (compare the quality of the Titan here with Ravnica's Hammerfist Giant for instance).
But
there's definitely something here. And if you open one of these in a Masques-Nemesis-Prophecy draft, it's a great find.

Constructed Rating: 2.0
Casual Rating: 3.0
Limited Rating: 3.5
 
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