It's basically a 4/4 that deals a little of its
damage up front-- like Boros Swiftblade once
upon a time. So it's basically a 4/4 for four,
that can put the kye-bosh on things like
Thunderblust. That's good, but it actually looks
a little weak-- heck, green gets "all upside"
4/4's for four without having to dabble in red
or white. Remember Chameleon Colossus? And that
could double its size on its own. This guy
effectively doubles any Giant Growth or Fists of
the Anvil you want to play on him, but he
doesn't have that built in.
If you told me a year ago that there would soon
be a multicolored card with both a hybrid and a
regular mana symbol on it, I'd have asked you
when the sequel to Unhinged was being released.
(I almost never see the new designs coming. Also
I liked Unhinged.) This looks like a pretty
solid creature as far as actual gameplay goes;
we'll need to see what sorts of aggressive decks
are possible after Alara Reborn is released, but
it does a good amount of damage by itself and
gets rather silly with equipment cards.
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
WOTC is getting creative with the three color,
part hybid, cards. I like it. This one seems
quite worth the investment. Don't understimate
this little fellow. Basically you are getting a
4/4 for 4. However, enhance it's power a little
and you have something great. I never forgot how
great it was to get a Jitte onto a double strike
creature. Giving this deathtouch is nothing to
shake a stick at either. As an uncommon, it
won't see as much limited play, but should be an
You almost have to do a double take when you see
the casting cost. Your eyes aren't deceiving you
though. It just looks strange.
This card really pushes my rationale on
creatures. Because it has double strike, it's
almost like getting a 4/4 for 4 mana. However,
it requires multicolored mana. And when push
comes to shove, it's still a 2 power creature.
It's definitely good enough to play in limited,
but I'm unsure of what else to do with it. I
almost wish it had some other ability. Even if
it just tapped for mana I'd be content.
Unless there are some other neat tricks in the
set, I'd be surprised to see this card get a lot
of competitive play. When compared to other
creatures with the same casting cost or less,
you just don't seem to get enough for what