This card doesn't look it at first, but it is
actually a very powerful card. Once this comes
down, combat becomes essentially unwinnable for
your opponent. If they don't block it, they find
themselves in danger of taking 8 or more damage
when you sacrifice your blocked creatures,
ensuring damage goes through. It must be blocked
every time. But with what? It could
spontaneously grow to however big it needs to to
kill any blocker. Even the number of creatures
on the board is no real indicator of how big a
Husk can get, not with creatures with Flash so
prevalent. And with graveyard triggers and
recursion being so abundant in Black, it's no
wonder the Husk keeps showing up in top-tier
Nantuko Husk was one of the most feared cards of
last year's Standard season, mostly because of
its synergy with Promise of Bunrei and Orzhov
Pontiff. The Promise is long gone, and the
Pontiff is on his way out. It remains to be seen
whether anything coming in will be as effective
(sorry, but I don't find Nether Traitor as
compelling a partner for the Husk).
Casual players have always loved and will always
love that the Husk gives you the ability to
sacrifice creatures at will. Grave Pact, all the
Zuberas, and Mindslicer get pretty ridiculous
pretty fast with a Husk around.
There are a bunch of crazy things you can do
with the Husk in limited. Off the top of my
head, he fizzles lifelink, counters Pacifism,
turns creatures that are about to die into extra
damage, and can trade with Force of Nature with
enough cheap black creatures to back him up.
(There's certainly no shortage of cheap black
creatures in the Core Set.)
Constructed: 3/5 (may be higher depending on
what other cards are in the post-X format)
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
I think this is the only non-rare card reviewed
this week and it is by far the best of the rest.
This card has lots of trick potential. Now that
damage can do things between blocker's being
declared and damage going on the stack, this
card has caused problems. I think that many
constructed decks have used this and will
continue to do so. With the thallid jungle
building in this block, I see a green black deck
creeping into the field with this as a mainstay.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Nantuko Husk is
a great mana free sacrifice outlet that makes
blocking difficult for your opponent. It's also
ridiculously hard to kill it with burn.
It was pretty big in constructed a while back,
but it lost it's major way of getting sacrifice
fodder. Once anther one comes out, I expect big
things for this card.
In casual, it still has all of its fodder making
stuff so it's pretty cool here.
In limited, it's potential to become a huge body
makes this pretty good, but sacrificing
creatures here is a bit mroe costly.
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