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Primalcrux
Eventide


Reviewed September 18, 2008

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.00

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BMoor

Primalcrux


This card exists for casual play.
  It IS casual play.  Constructed, it's too slow.  Limited, it's too green-- it commits you too heavily to a color you may not have a deep enough pool in to play.  But the hint of how big this thing could get is enough to cloud men's minds.

Constructed- 2

Casual- 4.9

Limited- 3.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Primalcrux
 
Did you notice that a lot of recent cards similar to Primalcrux didn't have trample, even though it's supposed to be a primarily green ability? That always bothered me. With a mana cost like that, you'll probably never see this thing at the top tables at the Pro Tour, but the casual tables will learn to fear him courtesy of Priest of Titania, Devoted Druid, Shizuko, Caller of Autumn, and Rites of Flourishing. Just watch out for Condemn!
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2/5
BeJoSe Primalcrux GGGGGG
Trample
Chroma - Primalcrux's power and toughness are each equal to the number of green mana symbols in the mana costs of permanents you control.

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Constructed - This could be an interesting metagame choice. alot of the removal is currently toughness based (Firespout, Nameless Inversion etc), this is going to have a pretty big P/T when you bring it out 6/6 at least. However the mana cost is highly restrictive (prehaps not with standards manabases) and doesnt really warrant a slot, although if mono-G aggro makes a comeback expect to see this in there.

Casual - It's big and smashes face what more do you need? Timmy all the way.

Limited - Interesting here. You try to play a monogreen deck (remember this counts hybrid mana costs) but your probably going to end up with a subpar deckbased around 1 card, definatly not optimal


Constructed - 2.5/5
Casual - 3.5/5
Limited - 3/5

On a side note I really hate the chroma keyword. Sweep was tolerable (barely) but with chroma its refering to different things all the imte (your permenants, your graveyard, your opponents permenant, your hand etc) that I feel it didnt really warrant its inclusion
Miguel

Thursday 9-18-08

Primalcrux

 

Constructed: It is at least a 6/6 for six mana. It would be nice to see a mono green deck again. With the new standard green still has some powerhouses in 10ed and Lorwyn block.

 

Casual: Green stompy decks are always looking for new dudes that can get really big and have trample.

 

Limited: Used with a lot of small dudes he becomes a force to be reckon with. They need alot of creatures to take him down or direct removel, or Snakeform ha.

 

Overall a good card. It is amazing how these really big a-- creatures can be taken down by a simple Terror.

 

Constructed: 2

Casual: 4

Limited: 3

 

Later

Miguel


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