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Giant Solifuge
Guildpact


Reviewed June 01, 2006

Constructed: 3.7
Casual: 3.33
Limited: 3

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Giant Solifuge

Get your hands on this card RIGHT NOW! This guy is good. Hell, he's great. For four mana you get a four power creature. And that creature has trample. And that creature has haste. Oh, and if that weren't enough, he can't be targeted. He's good. He's real good.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Giant Solifuge

A very nice card for aggressive decks. Solifuge hits the ground running, and running hard. Trample and haste are what makes it an excellent card, along with being untargetable. Giant Solifuge gets in there.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3.5
 

BMoor

Giant Solifuge

A 4/1 for four mana. That bodes well right there. Trample, haste, and untargetability sweeten the deal. Its only flaw is its one toughness, combined with its untargetability mean that it'll probably trip over a Saproling and die on its first combat phase. Even in this even though, trample ensures that the 1/1 token won't save your opponent from taking 3. Think of it as a burn spell. A burn spell that your opponent can direct some of the damage to. And a burn spell that can be sacrificed to Scorched Rusalka for an extra damage. And on top of that, it's a GREEN burn spell. The best one Green will ever get by a wide margin. In Red, not quite so much, but it's seeing use in pro tour decks that like lots of burn.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 3
 

sneazelguy

Giant Solifuge

When a Pro Tour champion’s deck is packing a 4/1 in the same slot that could be one of several 5/5s or even a 6/6, you need to ask yourself why. What makes the evil spider better than Rumbling Slum and Iwamori of the Open Fist? Easy, the powerful combination of haste, trample and untargetability allow the Solifuge to swing out of nowhere, run over annoying little blockers and evade targeted removal. The one toughness keeps this guy from being a complete and total wrecking ball, but it can usually guarantee a good three points of damage before it hits the graveyard.

Constructed – 4/5
Limited – 3/5
 

IQ
corrupted

Giant Solifuge

CONSTRUCTED

Just like everyone else I’ve played my share of R/G when I didn’t feel like making many decisions and wanted to play a simple deck. I’ve always given this spider an odd look but I can’t complain too much about it, it’s a really good Side Board creature.
Now I see it being played main and can’t say I agree with the idea. It’s great if you run into certain decks but I very much believe this creepy crawler and his toughness of one belong on the side lines.

2.5/5

LIMITED

Has game breaking as this critter can be in constructed I can’t say I like him a whole lot in limited. Most of the time he’ll get one hit in and that’s about it, because his extremely low defense is too much of a draw back for limited.

1.5/5
 
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