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Top 10 MTG Cards of 2008

#5: Chameleon Colossus
Morningtide

Reviewed January 12, 2009

Constructed: 4.00
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 4.15

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Chameleon Colossus

I think this card did very well to make the top five, for a card that's consistently overrated. No, really. I've heard so many people comment that it's a good thing Ravenous Baloth didn't make the Tenth Edition because Chameleon Colossus is "strictly better." I always tell them that I disagree - Chameleon Colossus may be generally better, especially against Bitterblossom and Shriekmaw, but it's worse against Oblivion Ring and other Pacifism-type effect, as well as Sower of Temptation. The Chameleon never falls to Sudden Death, but it sometimes falls to Flame Javelin... so it evens out in the end. Nonetheless, it's a very strong card, can win games on its own, and is possibly the best green Merfolk ever printed; and despite my loyalty to Ravenous Baloth, if there was a way to play both of them at once, I would.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Miguel

Monday 1-12-09

 

Chameleon Colossus

 

Another card I did not pick, but still is high on my list. It's cheap and the most importart part is that it is pro black. The pro black made this card ten times better that what it could have been. It gave green a fighting chance against blacks superior removal spells. Again I do not own a play set of this card but when I do, I will use them in a deck.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

BeJose 5: Chameleon Colossus

The reason this is such a good card is not because of its pump ability, although that certainly helps. The reason CC is so good is because it fits in the metagame. Immune to most burn spells at the time and resistant to one of the most common forms of removal, Shriekmaw, or terror/nameless inversion in Fae and you can see why this is a valuble card.
In addition to that it is a very effcient beater for G. Limited bomb with the ability to end the game in a few turns and a fairly easy to pay mana cost.

Constructed 3.5/5
Casual 3.5/5
Limited 4/5

Jake
Monday-Chameleon Colossus

This is one of the best 4-drops they've printed in a while. It's in the color that usually has extra mana to devote to abilities like this, the trample he lacks, and you can even put it in your elf deck since it's a changeling. Not to mention one doubling of its power plus double strike can be lethal(where Rafiq comes in) or loxodon warhammer to get the most out of him.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5

- Jake

Aethereal

Monday - Chameleon Colossus

One of the better green fatties printed recently. The changeling is useful, but the pro-black ability is what makes this card good. Unfortunately, nowadays you do really need to keep 4 mana open after you play him or else he might get burned off the board in no time. He's also missing trample, but you can't have it all. If you're playing green and not using this, you'd better have a good reason.

Good in limited too. Even without the pump, a 4/4 pro-black for 2GG is hard to pass up.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 4
Limited - 4


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