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Rukh Egg
9th Edition

Reviewed April 18, 2011

Constructed: 2.40
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 3.10
Multiplayer: 3.10

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BMoor

Rukh Egg

The 4/4 flyer you get is well worth the mana, if only you actually got it instead of a 0/3 you have to find a way to kill first. The good news is that Rukh Egg is red, the color of Earthquake-- a card which will handily kill the Egg and leave the Bird alive as it also wipes your opponent's ground forces away. In the meantime, the Egg makes an excellent blocker-- the threat of you getting a 4/4 flyer at end of turn that will be ready to attack by your turn is good enough to keep most attackers away.

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


David Fanany

Player since 1995

Rukh Egg
 
In Magic, the rukh definitely came before the egg, if you count Roc of Kher Ridges from Alpha. Still, this was the first egg, and for a long time it was by far the greatest. I lost plenty of games back in the 1990s to its original wording, where the bird came out to fight if the egg got hit by Hymn to Tourach. (That also makes Rukh Egg an ancestor of Obstinate Baloth - know your history!) It doesn't make it to tournaments much these days, but there are plenty of crazy plays you can get out of it - Hell's Caretaker, Firespout, and Greater Gargadon are perennially fun cards, and this makes them even more so.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Rukh Egg
 
Welcome back to an eggselent week of card of the days. Rukh Egg is an old favorite that has been around since Arabian Knights. Getting a 0/3 for four mana and then a 4/4 flying creature when it cracks is unfortunately not very impressive although you could put it to use, although I am not going to egg-samine it in great detail. In standard and extended this card is not legal so it’s hard to grade (get it?) although it does poorly. In eternal this card doesn’t egg-actly meet the standards for a good card and won’t see much play. In casual and multiplayer it’s possible to build around and get the flier which is good or just use it as a ground blocker to force an opponent to hatch your egg. In limited it’s a bad egg that can turn into a flying evasive beater (egg beater) overall a moderate pick. Overall an interesting but often outclassed card, stay tuned this week for more egg-ceptional puns.
 
Constructed: 1.0
Casual: 2.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Rukh Egg which is a four mana 0/3 last seen in ninth edition and begins our new theme week.  When sent to the graveyard from play you get to put a 4/4 red bird token with flying into play which isn't bad for four mana, especially if you get to sacrifice the 0/3 for another effect.  Rukh Egg also works quite well in decks with equipments that boost power as it can attack and if destroyed another target will be available.  Overall a solid card in the right deck, but not many options for playing it currently.
 
For Limited, if you happen to open it in eighth, ninth, or the extremely unlikely game of Arabian Nights, makes a worthwhile addition to any deck with access to Red mana.  A 4/4 with flying is potential game winning creature even with the condition in getting it out, so anything that can make the egg itself is a threat or destroy it is also worth drafting. 
While not a first pick in Booster it can easily be a second or third choice if the pack is light on removal and the single Red in the cost makes it reasonable for build in Sealed.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

    Welcome to our Easter themed week here at Pojo.com Card of the Day! This week we will have a fun look at some cards that remind us of Easter. This fun week kicks off with Rukh Egg! Rukh Egg is a three generic and one red mana cost creature. It is a 0/3 and when it is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a 4/4 red Bird token with flying into play.

    The Rukh Egg is a lot of fun because you can go from defensive to offensive just by losing a creature. And as always there are lots of ways to exploit this. Of course Doubling Season comes to mind for casual games when tokens are involved. A simple Lightning Bolt to your own creature would gain you the 4/4 flier.

    All in all it was a fun card to play back then. Now the ability for birds lies with white, and red gained dragons, which is fine by this player ;).
 
Limited: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5


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