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Pathrazer of Ulamog
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed March 15, 2010

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.50

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BMoor

Pathrazer of Ulamog

That "11" in the corner begs comparison to our favorite iron giant, Darksteel Colossus. The Colossus is indestructible, making it immune to Doom Blade and friends. Pathrazer isn't-- and don't let the fancy pinlining fool you, he definitely counts as "nonblack"-- but is much harder to block. Just by swinging alone, he forces your opponent to sacrifice three permanents, and then your opponent needs three creatures to even think about blocking! The other good news is that Pathrazer doesn't have that "if this would ever be in the graveyard" clause, and so is available for good old-fashioned Zombifyin'.

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

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Pathrazer of Ulamog
 
I like how this creature costs only one to four mana with Sneak Attack, Elvish Piper, and Zombify. I like how this creature gives you a reason to play tons of colorless mana a la Urza’s Power Plant, and is much even easier on such strategies than Keiga. I like that he encourages you to be aggressive, and punishes people who think that the number of permanents they control has anything to do with their self-esteem. I like that it has way too many arms and way too many fingers. What exactly do those ancient, twisted Eldrazi hands reach for?
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Miguel

Pathrazer of Ulamog

 

These Eldrazi are going to be some big creatures, both in casting cost and power and toughness. This Annihilator ablility is going to be crazy if it is on alot of cheaper creatures. More goodies for my Kaboom! deck.

 

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of the Day: Pathrazer of Ulamog
 
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Pathrazer of Ulamog, a powerful colorless creature, an Eldrazi, from Rise of The Eldrazi. For 11 mana you get a 9/9 creature that can’t be blocked except by three or more creatures. This creature also shows of a new mechanic Annihilator where when this creature attacks defending player must sacrifice three permanents. Wow this card is not as amazing as the butcher of truth recently previewed by Wizards but this creature can be cheated into play via reanimation or any other conceivable way to cheat a creature into play. In standard the mana cost is somewhat prohibitive but with Eye of Ugin in Worldwake all your Eldrazi spells cost 2 less and you are able to search them up throughout the game.

 A Eldrazi archetype will definitely be constructed in standard, how competitive and successful it will be depends on the rest of the cards released in the next set. In extended and eternal some of the Eldrazi will make powerful reanimation or Hypergenesis targets although I doubt it will extended past this for archetypes. In casual and constructed utilizing fast mana production as well as the Urzatron and cloudposts with Vesuva you can power out Eldrazi extremely fast, these cards will appeal to casual players. In limited its highly expensive but a backbreaking card until I see a way to further reduce the cost of Eldrazi they are powerful but unreasonable casting cost. Overall I’m psyched for the Eldrazi adding something powerful and interesting to the game.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.0
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Pathrazer of Ulamog - In some ways this will be played like an easier to summon Progenitus, but with purely offensive and no defensive abilities.  I don't see this card making a major impact outside of some casual decks unless Eldrazi has a great deal of support in the new set. 

3.0


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