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Meglonoth
Conflux

Reviewed January 29, 2009

Constructed: 2.83
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.00

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BMoor

Meglonoth

Any creature with vigilance that hits for more than 3 is good. If it has trample, it's better. The fact that it hits for 6 on your turn, and then for another 6 on your opponent's turn if it blocks (in addition to likely killing the blocked creature) makes it awesome.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Meglonoth

Huge, huge, and huge - Meglonoth does what it does and it does it well. It even makes your opponent think twice about counter-attacking, which is something you don't see very often (it reminds me of Powerstone Minefield - when is the last time you heard anybody talk about that card?). Whether or not multicolor is to your taste, this confluence of abilities probably wouldn't ever be seen outside of a three-color block, so enjoy it for what it is.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Thursday - Meglonoth

Meglonoth is what most creatures should aspire to be when they grow up. Really. It's great to have a creature deal damage when attacking, but it's even better when it can deal damage on defense as well. This beast is a 6/6 for six mana, so that's reasonable. The only downside to the ability is that you rarely want to be blocking with a 6/6. You want him swinging for the fences. When you put him with his buddies Wooly Throctar and Realm Razer, you can begn to do all kinds of crazy things.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

Jake
Thursday - Meglonoth

My favorite preview card so far. I really think the reverse trample has some potential for the future of magic cards. This card fits great in the shard of Naya and very efficient as a 6/6 for 6 trampler but throw on the reverse trample and the vigilance and you have a real winner. If any serious Naya decks come out for constructed this will definitely see play. Razer decks for instance could use this guy. Can see this being great in block and constructed as well. While multicolor decks tend not to work out so well in casual because of budget landbases, the panoramas and shardlands could change things. I expect to see him played highly.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
Ricky
Riles
Meglonoth

Hello everybody! Before I get to todays Card of the Day I would like to introduce myself: I used to write for Pojo.com's Yu-Gi-Oh! Site (what is considered the premier Yu-Gi-Oh! Site on the internet,) and since quitting the game over two years ago I have re-surfaced to the M:TG site. While my experience with M:TG is scarce compared to the other writers on this site – I've only been playing M:TG for three or so years – I hope you enjoy my content! Lets get on with the review!

Todays card is Meglonoth. It is a 6cc (casting-cost) Beast with Vigilance and Trample, with an additional ability that is...pretty neat! That is, if it ever comes into play.

The problem is that players are rarely going to just attack into your Meglonoth with no answer. In constructed particularly there are tons of great removal spells (instant speed no less) to deal with big creatures who do not immediately reward its owner with even more great spells on the way.

You won't see this card pop up in many top constructed decks, but I wouldn't bet against seeing it at local FNM tournaments. People seem to love cards like this!

In Limited big creatures with good abilities such as Trample always seem to go – so its worth a look there, for sure.

Constructed: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc Meglonoth

Wizards has this conflux set up to be the set remembered for its big beatsticks. This one fits that bill. For an investment of 6 you get a 6/6 with three relevant abilities. As with all 6cc creatures, this one is for the casual tables. However, it must be dealt with there or you will be getting attacked for 6 and need to deal with a 6/6 blocker that you don't want to block. Funtastic. The fact it is a beast may be relevant to those who hold Ravenous Baloth close to their heart. An obvious limited bomb. Be prepared at this weekends prerelease do deal with these kind of bombs all over the place.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

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