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Gigadrowse
Guildpact


Reviewed February 24, 2006

Constructed: 2.16
Casual: 2.54
Limited: 2.68

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Gigadrowse

This card is like Twiddle on steroids. In a deck with lots of Islands, this card can allow you to tap an opponent out of creatures or land resources whenever you like for just one card. Gigadrowse makes the most of the Replicate ability because it costs only one blue to play and only one blue to Replicate. Because this versatile card can tap any kind of permanent, it can be very useful in limited decks. I don't think this card will be popular in constructed decks generally speaking, but I just know that SOMEONE is cooking up a mono blue deck that uses some kind of infinite mana engine and uses Gigadrowse to tap every permanent the opponent controls before producing the deck's ultimate threat.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.5
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 3.0
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Gigadrowse

This card is overrated and underrated at the same time. In limited, this card is AMAZING. In constructed play, it's only OK. But, it's likely that casual players will stay away from this card.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 4
 

Jordan Kronick

Gigadrowse

This is probably the most simple of all the replicate spells. It's certainly the cheapest. And it's an effect that blue decks often like to have - the ability to stop a bunch of attackers and leave your opponent open for a counterstrike. However, I often find myself not playing this in my Izzet decks. There are so many effective spells in red/blue drafting that Gigadrowse just won't make the cut. One of the exceptions to this rule is if you manage to get a couple of Wee Dragonauts. The Wee ones are well established as a strong path to victory for Izzet decks, and a cheap spell that can remove blockers is always nice to work with that strategy. I will usually play any bounce spell ahead of this, but I'm not afraid to use it. Don't look for it to show up in any constructed formats though.

Constructed Rating - 1.9
Casual Rating - 2.4
Limited Rating - 2.2
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Gigadrowse

Almost always one of the last cards left in the draft pack. I never see it played, though it's not completely horrible, I suppose. Blue just isn't strongly played, and is often using other tricks and evasion to push damage through, which makes Gigadrowse a bit of a gratuitous card. It's not like Blue has this mighty army just waiting for the chance to punish you with on big whomp...Blue instead uses a lot of finesse and trickery to get past your defenses slowly but surely. Gigadrowse doesn't fit.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 1
 

BMoor

Gigadrowse

This is a prime example of a replicate card that really wants to be replicated. At only one copy, this stops a blocker for a turn, or an attacker, or maybe just forces that Viashino Fangtail to ping something now, instead of later. But later on, when the board gets clogged up, you can pay lots of blue mana to tap down all your opponent's blockers, and swing for the win. Of course, Blue isn't really good at clogging up the board with creatures, but Gigadrowse can still be put to good use.

Constructed- 2.4
Limited- 3.3
Casual- 3.2
 
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