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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

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Cloudthresher
Lorwyn


Reviewed December 19, 2007

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 4.15
Limited: 4.00

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BMoor

Cloudthresher

It's a 7/7 with flash for only six mana. That right there should be enough for it to get played. Add in its ability to hose flying decks, and you've got a card that monogreen should not in good faith be able to avoid playing.

Constructed- 4.5
Casual- 4.8
Limited- 4.85

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cloudthresher

Cloudthresher takes the mana curve and breaks it into little pieces, but not in a blatantly overpowered way like Tarmogoyf does. It was designed to hose Faeries, and it does so very well. It does even sillier things in Standard with Saffi Eriksdotter or Whitemane Lion thanks to its evoke cost. This is one of my favorite cards in Lorwyn, and if you play with it for long, it might become one of your favorite cards too.

The only downside is that it forces you into heavy green (especially in limited). But it's worth it.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Cloudthresher

This is pretty efficient for what it does. It's 7/7 and a field clearer for 6 mana which is a bargain, and it has Flash and Reach. That's pretty efficient. On top of that, it's even got Evoke just in case something goes wrong. But it's only 2 damage to fliers which has limited use, probably only doing any decent damage to Faeries, especially because Faeries won't expect green to have an instant speed removal card when they play their end of turn Teferi.

It still only has limited use, so it won't be played in 4 copies, if it's even played at all. It's power depends on the metagame. In limited though, it kills enemy evasion and is a large beatstick.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 4/5
Meb9000 Cloudthresher

Today we review another interesting green card, Cloudthresher. This card has also been showing up in the Big Mana decks and in the sideboards of other green builds.

Cloudthresher was designed with one distinct purpose, total annihilation of flying creatures. It is a massive blocker at 7/7 for 6 mana, albeit insanely green intensive. It also can be a one sided Wrath against any Faerie deck. Being able to evoke this guy just to save your skin can also be useful. Flash is just delicious gravy on the side, being able to spar toe-to-toe with Faeries' quickness. This guy is what green is all about IMO.

Constructed: 4.5/5
Limited: 4/5

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