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Terravore
Odyssey


Reviewed April 17, 2007

Constructed: 3.90
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 1.33

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Jeff Zandi

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Terravore
This card has intrigued me ever since it was first printed in Odyssey. I love Lhurgoyf creatures, and I really loved Armageddon in the old days and land destruction ANY day, so Terravore seems very cool to my way of thinking. Obviously, he only goes in decks that can put a lot of lands in the graveyard. Casually, which is the only way I have ever played this card, Terravore was good in a simple red/green deck with lots of red land kill and direct damage and green monsters. More recently, Terravore has been a good way to win the game in Extended Life from the Loam/Devastating Dreams decks.
Terravore is basically without value in limited formats, because land kill is never a good strategy there.
CONSTRUCTED: 3.0
CASUAL: 3.5
LIMITED: 2.0

BMoor

Terravore
This card is only good in land destruction decks. You need several Stone Rains, and a few Wildfires to make this work, or possibly a lot of cycling lands. The card can be an absolute beating, but it needs to have a deck almost completely built around it.
Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 1

Aethereal

A creature that only goes into a couple of niche decks, but it certainly does its job in those decks (*cough* Tings). Outside of Tings, not a whole lot of other uses. The fact that Balancing Tings is a strong Extended deck, combined with the fact that this is the deck's kill condition, gets this a solid score.

In casual, there are lots of fun ways to get land into the graveyard. Try Hermit Druid or an Oath.

In limited, this'll probably be a 0/0...

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 1 (lower if I could)
David Fanany Like most of the Lhurgoyf-style creatures, Terravore is pretty narrow and (theoretically) fragile. In the right deck, though, it can be nearly unstoppable. In the Extended season that just finished, Terravore made a brutal combination with yesterday's card, Devastating Dreams, that often saw it attacking for ten on the third or fourth turn. It's hard to argue with that sort of pedigree. It's not quite so good for limited play, since you would need to destroy lands (barring some kind of self-sacrifice cards like Ravaged Highlands), and it's probably not worth making your deck around the limited number of land destruction cards in the Odyssey block. Plus Devastating Dreams and Terravore are both rare - what are the odds of opening them both in a limited card pool?

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime Terravore must be built around as it's gonna take a lot of time to beef this
up if you're not. I think this card's deck is doing ok so yeah...

If you're playing its deck, include it. If you're not, then don't. Simple as
ABC.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Casual: 2/5, it's not my idea of a big firebreathing dragon-type thingy
Limited: 1/5, have fun powering this guy up
Necro
nomikron
Terravore:

Like yesterday, a powerful card in extended, and a main deck threat in two relevant decks: Aggro loam and Balancing 'Tings. If this were reprinted in standard, I could see a LD deck popping up with boom/bust in it. Not much else to say here, in those two decks, it's a big, cheap threat. In limited, again, I wasn't around, but, I can't see how you could fill up the graveyards with lands to make it relevant.

Constructed: 4.5/5
Casual: 3/5 (Johnny card, but, plays with a theme that makes you enemies)
Limited: 1/5

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