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Pojo's Magic The Gathering Card of the Day
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Juggernaut
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Juggernaut
M11

Reviewed August 27, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.17
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 2.83

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BMoor

Juggernaut

Having to attack every turn is no real drawback-- what else do you do with a 5/3 creature? And its inability to be blocked by Walls may be more useful than it looks at first blush, what with Wall of Omens earning a spot in practically every White deck and Wall of Denial still showing up in U/W control to vex any and all attackers. The fact that it's four mana for a 5/3 creature is impressive as well, since even a monoblue deck can swing for 5 on turn five. The only drawback is its 3 toughness. Lightning Bolt burns it down, and creature that came down a turn before it can easily block and kill it, even if they can't survive the attempt. It's still a fine choice, however, if all you need is something to attack for lots of damage.

Constructed- 2.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Juggernaut
 
Juggernaut was one of the most feared creatures of the early days of Magic, and its influence is still felt to this day - the very least it does is force your opponent to look at it, since you don't have to be a rocket scientist to multiply five incoming damage a turn for four turns. Whether it appears in Vintage decks that can cast it on the first turn courtesy of Mishra's Workshop or in Standard decks tired of seeing multiple Walls of Omens on the other side of the table, Juggernaut is a fan favorite and will likely remain so for a long time to come.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Juggernaut which at four mana and a 5/3 body is a solid threat for the colorless cost that comes with two other notations.  Needing to attack each turn is a minor drawback as five power is probably something you want to use offensively in most scenarios anyway, but the advantage of being unable to be blocked by walls is very minor currently as few walls are played in Standard.  The toughness is a little low, but this remains a decent and playable card that makes for a cheap offense that any deck can run and especially dangerous when enhanced by an artifact theme.
 
For Limited there is little better than a colorless four mana 5/3 and the penalty is negligible as you will want to keep attacking whenever possible.  Lightning Bolt does keep Juggernaut at bay, but Wall of Frost and Wall of Vines are in set as well.  This is the kind of uncommon that can trump a few rares in Booster draft as it can be played alongside anything else you draft in your second and third packs.  For Sealed this can and should go in every deck you build as even if you run five colors, which you probably shouldn't, this can be played on the fourth turn fairly reliably.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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