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Thunderblust
Eventide


Reviewed August 28, 2008

Constructed: 2.65
Casual: 3.25
Limited: 3.00

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BMoor

Thunderblust

For five mana, it sends absurd amounts of damage hurtling at your opponent.  The fact that it has to be killed twice makes it better than Ball Lightning.  If it gets blocked the first time, it even comes back untapped so it could theoretically block.  So most likely it'll kill two of your opponent's creatures and force through some damage on one card.  Not that bad!


Constructed- 3

Casual- 4

Limited- 4

Aethereal

Thursday - Thunderblust

Ball Lightning, but a bit more expensive and initially without the trample. He doesn't sacrifice himself, though, so that's nice. The first hit might get in for 7 since he'll catch your opponent by surprise, but after that he'll just get chump blocked and you get a 6/1 trampler, which is still good. Not having trample from the get-go kind of hurts, though. A good card, but I think it's too slow at five mana.

In limited, he'll just get chumped and killed, although he'll get through for damage with the trample. I'd rather spend five mana on a creature with a bigger butt, though.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Thunderblust
 
Thunderblust is much more expensive than many recent Ball Lightning variants, but you get a lot of extra ability (and even subtlety!) for the cost. I prefer my Ball Lightning variants to have inbuilt trample, but with this character you're almost assured to either take out either two creatures and a couple of your opponent's life points, or, if the table is empty, more than half your opponent's life total before they can get rid of it for good.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
Miguel

Thursday 8-28

Thunderblust

 

Constructed: Elemental have drop under the radar lately. This dude will be great to drop with Incandescent Soulstroke.

 

Casual: Elementals are not that popular around my parts. But a 7/2 haste for only 5 mana is not bad for any casual red deck.

 

Limited: I really like the persist creatures for any draft or sealed deck. The second chance with your creatures create a great advantage for you. There is only so much removal that is available. This little dude will be high on my pick list.

 

Overall a cool Elemental for its cost. The haste and then persist with trample makes him a real beat down machine.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel


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