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Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
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Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed June 7, 2010

Constructed: 2.00
Casual: 2.60
Limited: 2.95
Multiplayer: 2.10

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BMoor

Beastbreaker of Bala Ged

The good news is that you can cast it on turn two, and level it once on turn three to have a 4/4 attacking on turn three. And the good news... sort of ends there. At all three stages it just isn't very relevant. It is nice that you can cast it as early as turn two, and later in the game you can build it up, instead of having to pay for it all at once, but it's still a lot of mana, and a lot of turns, to invest in one creature and get just a 6/6 trample, when green can get 6/6's with better perks so much more easily.

Constructed- 2.2
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 2.75
Multiplayer- 2.5


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
 
The Beastbreaker is a little less explosive than some of the leveler creatures in Rise of the Eldrazi, and significantly less than their ancestor Figure of Destiny. Still, like many of them, he gets completely out of control if your opponent lets him. I have a feeling there is at least one green deck out there that he is perfect for, hopefully one that can use him in all three of his configurations.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of the Day: Beastbreaker of Bala Ged
 
It would be easy to skip this review and say this card is jank except in limited. And in fact that's what I am going to do. This card is mana intensive and it doesn't have the big payoff of most other levelers all you get for your trouble is a 6/6 trample creature. I would personally rather run Null Champion. In standard this card wont see play, the level of tournament cards is galaxies away from this card. In extended and eternal do I even have to tell you why this card is bag? In casual and multiplayer you could use it as an early drop and invest mana later, except for the fact green has a multitude of things it would rather use its mana for, maybe Eldrazi perhaps? Also “ I am going to level my creature” “ I Terror in Response.” Normally dies to removal is not a good argument but the fact this card can be counteracted and force you to waste mana at sorcery speed is ugly as sin. In limited this card is a beast..breaker! Horrible puns aside this guy is efficient for the mana cost and solid body if your in green in limited.

Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 1.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day, Beastbreaker of Bala Ged, is the level up answer to Grizzly Bears with the same casting cost and base stats.  The level up is a bit expensive at three, but a total of five mana over two turns to get a 4/4 isn't too bad.  The extended cost to get the 6/6 with Trample is less of a bargain and is unlikely to ever reach the full potential.  This is a pretty mediocre card that is better than a generic 2/2 for two especially as a pull later on in a game where the five mana is easy to come by.
 
For Limited this is a decent pick as a filler creature when running Green as it can be a 4/4 on attacking on the third turn.  Even in the slower format it isn't overly likely to reach level four, but even a 2/2 for two is quite playable.  An easy inclusion for Sealed and a solid middle of the pack pick in Booster.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.5


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