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Bonehoard
Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

Constructed: 3.40
Casual: 3.90
Limited: 4.15
Multiplayer: 4.25

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BMoor

Bonehoard

Creatures with "+X/+X" have always been valued for their potentially unbounded growth. Bonehoard technically is bounded, by the total number of creature cards in each player's deck, but that's still a pretty high limit. For a mere four mana of any color, you can have a creature that scales with the stage of the game and makes a perfect rebound after a board wipe.
But Bonehoard is more than a creature, it's an Equipment. Which means that, after the Germ dies to a kill spell or combat damage, or whenever you have 2 mana to spend on it, you can put that +X/+X on whatever creature you want. You can put it on Spikeshot Elder. You can put it on Neurok Invisimancer! You can put it on any creature you want.

And every time the creature wielding the Bonehoard dies, you can just put it on another creature. And since Bonehoard's bonus counts creature cards in graveyards, every creature who picks up the Bonehoard will get a progressively bigger bonus than the creature who came before. More so if your opponent has to chump block it at all. Or if any creature goes to any graveyard, for any reason whatsoever.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.75
Multiplayer- 4.25

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Bonehoard

If equipment is usually assessed by how much it improves the equipped creature and how much it impacts the game, Bonehoard looks like a card with potential. Unlike some other equipment cards, it's not likely to have much of an impact early in the game, and it may sometimes be awkward to have to hold it until a time when it will be more spectacular. Still, recent sets have some of the most powerful "kill target creature" variants I've seen since Swords to Plowshares, and the one thing you can count on in Standard is that things will die. I also like the fact that it brings along a creature it can equip even if you just got hit by Day of Judgment. It's a little early to go crazy over this card, but don't forget it exists either.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Bonehoard which is a four mana equipment with the new Living Weapon mechanic that brings a 0/0 Black token into play with the equipment attached to it.  This removes one of the biggest risks associated with equipments and the equip cost of two is reasonable for the potential gain.  To help ensure full graveyards a deck designed to fill both sides may be best and the card giving a weak Black token supports the Black sacrifice theme nicely.  In that style of deck this may become an alternative to some of the older finishers when they rotate out of standard and it should be popular in Multiplayer as it counts every graveyard.
 
For Limited this is a very solid card in such a creature dominated format.  For just four mana you are very likely to get at least a 3/3 or better and the equipment will generally be available in later turns.  As a colorless card it is also a safe first pick in Booster and worth playing in any Sealed build.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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