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Garruk Wildspeaker
Magic 2010

Reviewed June 24, 2009

Constructed: 4.13
Casual: 4.13
Limited: 4.13
Multiplayer: 3.50

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BMoor

Garruk WIldspeaker

He's one of the cheapest planeswalkers mana-wise, so it's easy to see why he's the most expensive resale-value-wise. He comes out for 4 mana and immediately gives you two back, or more if you've got Fertile Ground tricks. He generates his own blockers-- a necessity given his low starting loyalty. And he's Overrun on a stick. All this in the same color that gave us Gilder Bairn.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Multiplayer- 3
Limited- 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Garruk Wildspeaker

In scarcely more than a week, the journey begins again. Same game, same name, same fun; new rules, new numbering system, new cards (more on that in a couple of days!). And a few old ones, too. If you've been following the game anytime in the last two years, you need no introduction to Garruk: his pedigree in any form of play is unquestionable, and he, along with the rest of the new guard of planeswalkers, helps define the modern era of Magic. If you haven't been following, strap yourself in. It's going to be a heck of a ride.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Miguel

Wednesday

6-24-09

 

Garruk Wildspeaker

 

Constructed: The original Mr Big Planeswalker will be back in M10. But he be a Mythic Rare. Which will be a good thing and a bad thing on so many levels. For Constructed he will be the glue for most Mana Ramp decks and Lord of the Rings decks. He will see alot of high level play.

 

Casual & Multiplayer: Being Mythic rare will still make it a little harder for people to get extras, but when the new Duel Decks come out in the fall He should show up alot more. Green is played heavy in my part of the Magic World.

 

Limited: He was number one pick for Lorwyn draft or sealed. I think he will be number one again in M10. I am really looking forward to drafting M10 with all of the new cards that will be in the set. It will be the most drafted core set around.

 

Overall I am really excited about M10 comming out. With Planeswalkers at Mythic rares that they are supposed to be.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4

Multiplayer: 4

Limited: 4

 

Later

Miguel

Paul Magic The Gathering COTD: Garruk Wildspeaker

Welcome back today we are starting our Magic 2010 reviews and we start with quite an exciting reprint of Garukk Wildspeaker now at mythic rarity. Originally one of the five Lorwyn planeswalkers, Garruk has seen a fair share of competitive play since his release. Once Garruk hits the board he is nearly unstoppable minus the appearance of cards like Oblivion Ring and Maelstrom Pulse. The +1 ability that allows you to untap up to two lands often means you can drop a cheap yet effective threat and still have spare mana to react to some of your opponents moves be it via instants or activated abilities. The -1 ability is not quite as powerful as it once was, with the entrance of cards like Maelstrom Pulse your massive army of beast tokens can be handily removed with a single spell, most board sweepers besides Wrath of God leave the beast tokens virtually unscathed. Pinpoint removal would be a waste to use on mere tokens but applying pressure with the beasts and dropping a couple other threats can provide a very disadvantageous situation for most opponents. Garruk’s final ability is Overrun use it swing with dudes simple. Currently the most comfortable home for Garruk is in G/B elves and rock style variants where he performs stupendously. In constructed formats Standerd, he is a brick house, extended once rotation comes he may see a fair bit of play, Legacy and vintage not likely to see any play. In casual and multiplayer almost all planeswalkers will see a large amount of play, being green the Timmy color Garukk should be fairly popular as all his abilities are highly relevant in multiplayer and casual situations. Limited a sweet bomb if your running green and creatures you have almost no excuse to not grab it, possibly pick over removal as trample allows you to just overpower weaker creatures. Stay tuned this week as we dissect more cards from the hotly anticipated Magic 2010 core set.

Constructed- 4.5
Casual- 4.5
Limited- 4.0
Multiplayer- 4.5

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