So, it's a 1/7, but it attacks as a 7/1? Not too
exciting, but I like it. It's a wall, until you
need to attack with it, and then it becomes a
Zektar Shrine devotee. Of course, a 1/7 isn't
really worth five mana, and a 7/1 is
disappointingly easy to kill just by chump
blocking. If it had trample or first strike, or
even just haste, I'm sure folks all over would
jump at the chance to cast a Fireboar, but this
seems like it just doesn't do quite enough. Or,
rather, it does plenty of different things, but
isn't good enough at them.
I don’t know about you guys, but I just thought
of the Norse god Freyr and his pet boar. Valakut
Fireboar may not have the ability to run over
water as though it were land, but it does plenty
to make up for it, playing both offense and
defense very effectively. I can’t remember the
last time I said that about a red card. This
card is sure to be a hit in draft, and even if
it never makes the top tables of constructed, it
does funny stuff with Fatal Frenzy.
It need trample. Trample would make this card
better. I like the flavor text.
Overall this set is going to have some great new
abilities that I cannot wait to try out.
Two tumbs up!
Magic The Gathering Card of the Day: Valakut
Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is
Valakut Fireboar an interesting creature from
Rise of The Eldrazi. Valakut Fireboar is a 1/7
creature for four mana whenever it attacks you
switch its power and toughness until end of
turn. This review will be short this card is
only good when your attacking against an open
field otherwise it will be chumped blocked and
unlike cards like Ball Lighting this card
doesn’t have haste nor does it have trample. In
standard and extended this card won’t see play
even if you find a way to pump its attack up so
it could become a huge 7/7 creature it takes a
mana investment and Fireboar is still a vanilla
creature. In eternal this card won’t see play
either. In casual and multiplayer this card
could stick around if you get it out early and
hit a few players. In limited this card can take
out a few creatures and be an ok attacker.
Overall this card wont see much play although it
is an interesting card.