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Goldenglow Moth
Shadowmoor


Reviewed July 8, 2008

Constructed: 1.20
Casual: 1.80
Limited: 1.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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BMoor

Goldenglow Moth

This is a pretty bad card.  It's basically just a way to gain 4+the power of the biggest creature you can block, and even then your opponent might Pyroclasm or bounce it or whatnot.  It is a creature though, and therefore can be used to Conspire, or wear a Blight Sickle and actually discourage something from attacking.  Most hilariously is Mirrorweaving it.  "Oh, you're swinging with everything?  All your attackers are now 0/1, so anything with a -1/-1 counter dies, and I block everything else to gain 16 life.  Next turn I swing since you're tapped out."  Other than that, it's just not useful enough.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 1.75
Limited- 1.95

Aethereal

Tuesday - Goldenglow Moth

This might as well just read "prevent damage from a creature without trample, and you gain 4 life". Because, basically, that's what this is. This will see no play in constructed, because it doesn't really do anything.

Ditto for limited. This is one of those cards that you'll see late in the booster after everyone has snapped up all the stuff that actually has any sort of use.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 1
Limited - 1


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Goldenglow Moth
 
I feel this would have been a decent card for constructed if it didn't have zero power. As printed, it's basically worse than Suntail Hawk for any aggressive application (speaking of which, what ever happened to Bonesplitter?). It might be playable in limited with the "God Auras" and Blight Sickle, and the possibility of a four-life boost late in the race is slightly tempting, but I would add it to my decks late if at all.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Goldenglow Moth
 
It has a nice combo with Swampyard, but Martyr of Sands provides enough life gain and more than this can normally do. Your opponent would attack only if he has a good reason to with this out, so that makes its ability useless.
 
Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 1.5/5

DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Goldenglow Moth - Tuesday

I'm not a huge fan of this card, but it does have a small bit of trickery to it.  If you had some way to keep getting it out of your graveyard, you could keep blocking your opponents fatty and slowly build your life total up.  That's the best I can say for this card though.  You have to really work to make this card playable and that's never a good thing.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 2
Limited: 1

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