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Kalonian Behemoth
M10

Reviewed October 5, 2009

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 2.95
Limited: 3.90
Multiplayer: 2.45

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Kalonian Behemoth

Nine mana better get you something completely awesome. Is a 9/9 with shroud awesome enough? Well, it doesn't start swinging until turn ten-- probably later since you may not draw nine lands soon enough to make every land drop until turn nine. And it can easily be chump blocked by Drudge Skeletons or River Boa. But when it works, it works beautifully!

Constructed- 2
Casual- 2.75
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer-2.85
The Missing Linc

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Kalonian Behemoth

If you want big bad and ugly, you've got him. An he is likely here to stay with shroud as his ability. Try knocking -9 on a creature. Not so easy. Unfortunately, you won't be able to target him either with the much needed evasion spell or enchantment. So, this fellow falls to what many huge dudes fall to...the chump block.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 2
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno Today's card of the day is Kalonian Behemoth a seven mana 9/9 with Shroud which may seem extremely powerful, but without any kind of Trample or evasion this can generally be stalled or even countered outright. It is very well priced for what you get and something like Overrun that doesn't target really makes this into an imposing weapon.

In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this is a decent big creature to build up to, but not one that is likely to win any games by itself.
Abilities that support it without targeting are key and anything that limits your opponents options for blocking it is always a plus.

For Limited this is an average bomb drop that is extremely difficult to deal with. This and a few smaller creatures on the board can end a game quickly and it is well worth playing if Green is already your color. As a large creature with Shroud I put this fairly high in Booster draft as a pick and should be included in any predominantly Green deck in Sealed.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0
Lucky New week, new cards.  We start off the week with a solid card, Kalonian Behemoth.  A powerhouse that starts off with a big advantage, that being shroud, is nothing to laugh at.  Behemoth stops the biggest removal, Path to Exile, Doom Blade, Hideous End, and much more. 

Now, the mana cost.  5GG for a 9/9 Shroud isn't -terrible- by any means, but it really won't see a ton of play.  He really doesn't need any other "Combo cards" to make him work, he really is just good on his own.  However, there are many better cards that can fill his slot, he isn't really worth running in most formats.

Constructed:  In constructed, there's usually a way to deal with just about everything, and Behemoth is no exception.  There's really are just so many better cards to fill his slot.

Casual:  Having a 9/9 Shroud in Casual sounds fun, looks fun, and gosh darn it, is fun.  Nothing is better then beating your opponent with a beatstick.

Limited:  In Limited, pulling this is a very great thing.  Any 9/9 Shroud will be easily playable in Limited, once you get it out, there isn't much left they can do.

Multiplayer:  I'm really not seeing this card being played a ton in Multiplayer, just because there are more copies of cards that can wipe him out.

Constructed:  2.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 2.0

Until next time,

~Lucky

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