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Tarmogoyf
Future Sight


Reviewed August 30, 2007

Constructed: 4.75
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 3.75

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BMoor

Tarmogoyf

It's been called the best green creature in Standard, the best creature in Standard, the best CARD in Standard, and the best creature ever printed. Some of those may be exaggerations. It's kinda funny lavishing all this praise onto a creature that does nothing more than be big, and doesn't even have evasion, and can be as small as a 0/1. But decks that use Tarmogoyf get it up to at least a 3/4 quickly, and that's big enough to shrug off Rift Bolt, Ghostfire, and Ichor Slick. For a mere two mana, it can be up to a 7/8 (or an 8/9 in October) if you're willing to use Bound in Silence. That's better even than Wild Mongrel, a creature that for the same price demanded huge discardings turn after turn. Get used to this.

Constructed- 4.9
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.5

Aethereal

Thursday - Tarmogoyf

Definitely one of the most influential cards to come out of Future Sight. This can get big fast, and costs a paltry 1G to play. This has already seen a lot of play in R/G decks and will continue to see play as long as it's legal, as once it gets running, it can be difficult to deal with. It's great in all formats except for Vintage, including casual, where you can focus your deck more around it if you want to. Certainly one of the best cards to come out of Future Sight.

In limited, if you can get it to be a 2/3 or better, it's definitely worth it. If you can't, don't play it.

Constructed - 4.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 3.5


David N

Tarmogoyf

I once thought this card was little more than a curiosity, but having played both against it and with it, I think it's worth the hype. It grows to gigantic proportions surprisingly fast (think Mogg Fanatic, Rift Bolt, and Seal of Fire). The only downside is that it has no evasion or trample and it's targetable, so it dies to a single Deathmark (but not to Sudden Death if its toughness is already four without an instant in the graveyard - I learned that the hard way). But if it didn't, it would be kind of ridiculous.

Now all that's left is to wait for the end of September when we learn how to put a Planeswalker in the graveyard . . .

Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Necro
nomikron

MTG Rules Advisor
Tarmogoyf:

Another interesting card. It is seeing some play in standard right now, and for good reason. A 3/4 for 1G is pretty hard to turn down (not uncommon on turn 3 or 4). I could see it being played in extended, or even in legacy in threshold.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3.5/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Tarmagoyf (1G)
Creature - Lhurgoyf
*/1+*

Tarmogoyf's power is equal to the number of card types among cards in
all graveyards and its toughness is equal to that number plus 1.

This is one of the most efficient creatures right now. There's no
reason why an aggro deck with green should not be using it. You're
usually getting a 3/4 for 1G and 5/6 later in the game.

Planeswalkers are coming too and that just makes this even more
efficient, unless some super hoser comes on Lowryn and stops this cold.

Constructed: 4.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 4.5/5
 

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