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Scab-Clan Mauler
Dissension


Reviewed June 02, 2006

Constructed: 2.85
Casual: 2.7
Limited: 2.35

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Scab-Clan Mauler

Well, it's tough to end on a low note for Fridays, but such is life sometimes. The funny thing is though, that this card isn't terrible. The only problem is that there is no room for it in aggressive Green/Red deck. G/R has so many good cards as it is. This card is just a victim of circumstance. There are only so many cards to go in a deck and eventually something gets cut.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 2
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Scab-Clan Mauler

A nice 2 drop for GR if you can manage to get some damage through. If not, this thing could just sit there in your hand, especially in limited. That can get a bit frustrating. It's fine for casual play.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 2.5
 

BMoor

Scab-Clan Mauler

A definite force in limited, if only because it's a common and therefore there's bound to be plenty of them around. I'd say this is probably the swingiest of all the Bloodthirst creatures-- it's awful unbloodthirsted, but phenomenal with the bonus. It's best if you have a good dependable source of damage established, but that happens in the later game, and a 3/3 trample is most effective in the early game. I really can't decide if this card is great or lousy, which probably means it's so-so.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 1.5
Limited- 2.5
 

sneazelguy

Scab-Clan Mauler

Why would you pay RG for a 1/1? Usually you don’t. If your deck loves you, you’re paying RG for a 3/3 trampler. In Ravnica, 3/3s for two mana are a bit more common than in the past, but they’re still something your opponent won’t like to see. The Mauler should be able to run over just about any early game threat your opponent puts in front of it and still manage to nip at a life point or two in the process. And as an added bonus, if you really want to hear your opponent groan, go ahead and throw Wednesday’s CotD, Moldervine Cloak, on your Mauler turn three before unleashing him into the Red Zone.

Constructed – 3/5
Limited – 3.5/5
 

IQ
corrupted

Scab-Clan Mauler

CONSTRUCTED

Looks like we’re finishing the week with a salute to R/G.

What can I say about this guy that my colleagues haven’t already mentioned? He’s big, he’s scary, and he’s the thing you know it’s coming down on turn two but really hope it won’t. This guy is a Watchwolf with trample that can be backed up by Skarrg, the Rage Pits if he ever has to face the puppy. Either that or give him a Moldervine Cloak and watch your opponent squirm.

3/5

LIMITED

He’s still very decent in limited but it’s a bit trickier to give him Bloodthirst. He will very rarely drop on turn two but he’s still a 3/3 trampler that won’t be ignored whenever he decides to come down. He’s not a top, top pick but he’s up there. If you decide to run a weenie deck this guy will be one of the major reasons to do it.

2/5
 
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