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Terastodon
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Terastodon
Worldwake

Reviewed March 23, 2010

Constructed: 3.15
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.55

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BMoor

Terastrodon

A 9/9 for eight is a handy beatstick, but it doesn't have trample or any other ability that would stop your opponent from just throwing chump blockers at it. In fact, it actually generates its own chump-blockers. Though it is nice to be able to blow up a planeswalker, an O-Ring holding back your other beatstick, and your opponent's Honor of the Pure with one card, but giving them Elephants in the process?

Actually this would combo well with Earthquake-- especially since it would likely survive a 'Quake big enough to take you everything on your opponent's side of the board. And it is nice to know you have an answer to artifacts and enchantments that won't sit dead in hand if your opponent doesn't play any, like Naturalize so often does.

Constructed- 2
Casual-3
Limited- 3.5
Multiplayer- 3.25


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Terastodon
 
You realize, right, that Terastodon has no drawback? Take out their Sigil of the Empty Throne and two of your Everflowing Chalices to outnumber them three to one. Play with Leyline of Singularity to give them absolutely nothing. Or just go all-in on your own lands and unleash the fury of the herd.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Terastodon which is a eight mana 9/9 that can either turn up to three of your non-creature permanents into 3/3 creatures, such as lands, or up to three big threats of your opponent into easier to manage vanilla 3/3 types.  Both are quite useful depending on the situation and one will almost always apply making this a versatile if somewhat expensive board changing play.
 
In Constructed and Casual a big benefit is a method for Green to deal with Planeswalkers, but even using it on Artifacts or Enchantments can be worthwhile.  Naturally turning your own lands into creatures works well too for a big offensive push.  A bit expensive, even with Green's acceleration, but overall a good card.
 
For Limited most of what your opponent will have is likely to be creature-based, but removing an entire color from their mana production can be a game-winning move.  Otherwise turning some extra Forests into creatures is a strong position to be in and will apply a great deal of pressure.  Easily a first pick in Booster to be followed by acceleration and quite playable in Sealed with just two Green mana in the casting cost.
 
With Multiplayer the ability to use the effect on up to three different opponents is pretty impressive as you can just derail an entire table in one move provided the big threats aren't creatures.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Terastodon
 
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Terastodon from Worldwake, a powerful Elephant creature seeing a fair bit of play. In standard the ability to ramp into this creature can’t be overlooked, destroying three non-creature permanents can be useful if they are game changing, the ability to nuke your own lands for 3/3 tokens is great in decks such as magical Christmas land and Hypergenesis this card is seeing some play. In eternal not a chance, limited this is a bomb creature and if you drop it and sacrifice lands you can overwhelm and opponent or if the need arises kill troublesome artifacts and enchantments. In casual and multiplayer this creature can dominate the board and make enemies into allies by providing tokens in exchange for troublesome things being destroyed. This card has seen a fair amount of play so far and can only continue to in the future.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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