I never thought I'd see a creature with the type
"Goblin Knight." Now that I have, I rather like
him. Wizened Cenn is supposed to be the total
bomb because it's a "Crusade on legs;" Boartusk
Liege is arguably a more significant threat in
itself and inflates your other creatures to
scary proportions. As if Tarmogoyf or Boggart
Ram-Gang needed any help.
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-Playing MTG for just over 10
Cauldron of Souls
5 mana artifacts are usually religated to casual
play. This one will likely also have the same
fate. However, I really like this. In group
multiplayer, I really like it. The fact that
board swipers can leave just your guys left is
very appealing. I also like the potential abuse
of CIP effects. This is an absolute bomb for
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
I tend to give cards lower ratings that other
people, but I reserve my 4.5 and 5 for truly
good cards that should be included any
Boartusk Liege is pretty efficient for its mana
cost. A 3/4 for 4 mana isn't superb, but its
ability to pump up other guys makes it a
semi-Overrun on turn 4, or maybe even turn 3.
Yet I do not think this card will see play,
because it's only use is in RG, and those decks
tend to top out at 3 mana cost cards, with the
exception of Mana Barbs in the side. It isn't
that this card is bad, it's just the RG Aggro
has no room for this as it's simply outclassed
by other cards out there.
In limited though, this card is great as it's
both red and green, easy mana cost and has a
decent body and a great ability.
Each of the card in this cycle are decent. They
are definitely playable and are costed about
right. If your deck already plays, in this case,
both red and green, there should be no issues in
casting this card ever. And it will be making
all of your other creatures larger. It's
definitely something interesting to watch out
for and keep your eye on.
I don’t know if this card will make
it in constructed. The R/G four-slot already has
a lot of competition with Garruk Wildspeaker and
Chameleon Colossus. If Eventide brings us one or
two more playable R/G creatures, then this liege
may see a lot more play.
In limited, cards that universally
pump your guys are always solid. Given the
plethora of good common R/G critters (Tattermunge
Duo/ Mudbrawler Raiders/ Scuzzback Marauders/
Morsel Hoarder/ Loamdragger Giant), this card
should be game changer.
Constructed: This little Goblin Knight could
show it in some red green decks. Four mana for a
3/4 Trampler is not bad. Pumping other creatures
is good also and it is not Legendary so with two
in play it can become a problem.
Casual: Have not really seen a red green goblin
deck. But anything is possible. Big red and
green decks will love this card.
Limited: It's a bomb. I can tell you this from
personal experience, I lost to it at the Pre
Release. Will not to it but the red green
creature that was pump and had forest walk. It
was my only loss. Need I say more.
Monday - Boartusk Liege
This guy is a bit better than his black/red
cousin because he has a much bigger butt. The
trample is nice to have as well, but on a
3-power creature it won't matter as much as it
would on a 4/4 or 4/3. The Crusade-like boost is
very nice, and this guy is great if you can get
two of them onto the table at once. I don't see
this getting a lot of play in constructed right
now because the G/R Big Mana deck has better
things to do with 4 mana and he's kind of slow
for G/R aggro, but maybe later on.
In limited, this is a high pick if you are in
its colors. Good body, not that hard to cast,
and boosts your other guys.
Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4
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