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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day

Magic: The Gathering
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Altar Golem
Eventide


Reviewed August 12, 2008

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Altar Golem
 
As an attacker or finisher, Altar Golem isn't too great. The disadvantage and the cost to untap are both pretty steep, too. The best bet for a card like this is probably in a deck that wants to be able to untap him repeatedly. Presence of Gond springs to mind. Even so, you will probably want something with a less prohibitive cost to untap itself most of the time.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
Miguel

Tuesday Aug 12

Altar Golem

 

Constructed: If you look at the art on the card it tells how well it will play in Block or Standard. It is a big slow creature that relies on other creatures to be in play.

 

Casual: Oh yeah this card is the bomb to the kid who like to make a million critters and play this thing out. The trample is a plus.

 

Limited: Not a very hot but not cold either. Will probably to pick it or use it unless I need more critters for the deck.

 

Overall a expensive creature that can be big.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 2

 

Later

Miguel


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