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Rhox Charger
Shards of Alara


Reviewed December 10, 2008

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.90

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rhox Charger

I love, love, love the quote in this guy's flavor text. I feel, though, that he's largely going to be passed over for constructed (which I suspect is mainly because of preconceptions about the exalted mechanic; seriously, when is the last time you saw a 4/4 trample creature for four mana with no disadvantages?). Alara draft decks based around the exalted mechanic can sometimes lack evasive abilities and thus be vulnerable to tokens and other throwaway blockers, which the Charger completely invalidates.

It's too bad that Alara and Time Spiral weren't released adjacent to each other, because now a lot of people won't notice the synergy between this card and Stonebrow, Krosan Hero. That's a lot of trample damage!

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Rhox Charger
This one is a better option for constructed than yesterdays card. For an investment of 4 you get a 3/3 body with trample. Add on the exalted and you have something. Very similar decks that would play yesterdays card in limited will play this card. However, this one is actually potentially a constructed card as well in a block deck as the 3/3 body makes it reasonably safe vs. most burn out there.
Constructed: 3
Casual:3
Limited: 4
Miguel

12-10-08

Wednesday

 

Rhox Charger

 

Constructed: This a great little Rhino that should see some play in greens Exalted decks. If someone decide to make one. If only there was so much simple removal in these formats.

 

Casual: It's Trample can get real big with other Exalted critters in play.

 

Limited: Good solid green creature. When need some good creatures for your deck this is a good one to pick. A 4/4 Trampler is something to deal with that only cost 4 to play. Pick several of the Court Archers and maybe a few Resounding Roars and you are good to go.

 

Overall a good uncommon with 2 nice abilities.

 

Constucted: 3

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

BeJose Rhox Charger

Again, not very good in constructed, but very nice in limited. It is a very nice card for Bant as it stops your opponent from simply chumping block all day. Even by itself it is a respectable attacker, a 4/4 for 4 with trample and the easy splash cost is nice as well. I would never been unhappy about taking the Charger when I'm on-colour with it.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3.5/5

 

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