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Top 10 Cards of 2010
#6 - Grave Titan
M11


Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 4.70
Limited: 4.80
Multiplayer: 4.50

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BMoor

Grave Titan

Ten points of power's worth of creatures for 4BB is a very good deal. Made moreso when you realize that with every swing, you get another pair of 2/2's. Grave Titan can easily overwhelm an opponent's defenses over time, while supplying you with chump blockers to thwart your opponent's attempt to race before all his creatures get deathtouched or swarmed. Factor in the copious cards in Magic's history that deal with Zombie tribal, and thei rproclivity with returning creatures like Grave Titan from the graveyard should they die, and you have a supply of fresh corpses to make yourself the envy of every necromancer this side of the swamps!

Constructed- 4.25
Casual- 4.75
Limited- 4.9
Multiplayer- 4.75

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Grave Titan
 
In Norse mythology, the realm of the dead was ruled by Hel, a giantess and daughter of Loki who was prophesied to one day lead an unholy army to the field of Ragnarok. Grave Titan can turn a game around or put it beyond reach altogether with an impact that lasts well beyond its entry and/or removal, and was the most spectacular card in the recent world championship game. Even if the end foretold by the Seeress never comes, Grave Titan is certain to remain a first-tier threat.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5


Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of The Day: Grave Titan
 
Welcome back readers today's card of the day is Grave Titan a powerful black finisher and our number six card on the countdown. In standard Grave Titan is a defining card of U/B control decks and provides an immediate threat as soon as it hits the board in the form of zombie tokens, as U/B is one of the strongest decks in standard Grave Titan is one of the strongest tools available. In extended Jund and other decks running black are powerful and Grave Titan does not lose its appeal, the wider avenue of strategies and multiple control decks gives this card a place to shine. In eternal this card is not as feasible considering the speed and nature of powerful cards available its a little slow. In casual and multiplayer this card is amazing, it not only provides tokens for continued offense and defense but the addition of deathtouch causes players to look elsewhere when it comes to attacking Grave Titan is a great card for casual and multiplayer players barring the price of course. In limited this is a bomb pick it and the other titans early and often the black in the costing cost may be a problem but a powerful card. Overall one of the most powerful titans and a huge and powerful threat.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 5.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card number six of 2010 is Grave Titan which at six mana not only gives you the 6/6 with Deathtouch, but also two 2/2 Zombie Tokens making it a bargain on power and toughness.  Every attack adding additional zombies and Black having multiple methods of returning this from the graveyard only make it that much better.  The Deathtouch ability may seem slightly redundant on a 6/6 body, but depending on the situation it can be useful on defense or in delaying damage to particular blockers.  This will see play in some competitive decks with a strong zombie or recursion theme, but how successful it will be remains to be seen.
 
For Limited big creatures often win games and tokens often win games, so this doing both makes it a first pick and a major bomb.  There is no major drawback to running this card and in a set with Disentomb and Gravedigger as commons plus the excellent Rise from the Grave at Uncommon support is likely to be readily available.  If your pool supports Black even slightly in Sealed playing this should be seriously considered and the above cards counted as automatic inclusions in the deck.  For Booster draft this should always be drafted even in the third pack to prevent someone else from using it and possibly as a late adjustment to your own deck if you can draft support fast enough.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming

    Today’s Card of the Day Top 10 of 2010 is Grave Titan. I really expected this guy to appear higher in the top 5, but here he sits at number 6. There is no drawbacks to this guy at all. For six mana, 2 black and 4 generic, you will get a 6/6 Deathtouch, that when it ocmes into play, or attacks, gets you two 2/2 zombie tokens. All that for six mana seems like a bargain. Three creatures for six mana, that can quickly turn into several more. Not bad indeed.

    In limited and standard formats, taking this guy is a no brainer. He is a staple in pro decks, and therefore deserves the respect that if you have an opportunity to draft him in any format, you should take him without hesitation. The ability to quickly overload a board with creatures in you favor is too great to deny. And even should your opponent have someway of handling the Titan, you still benefited the moment it hits the table. And the Deathtouch is always a game changer. How your opponent decides to attack once a deathtouch creature is on the table is always altered. No sense losing a big creature for nothing, right?

    In casual, multiplayer, and vintage formats, this guy gets REALLY crazy. Think back a few years to the block that made zombie decks ridiculous, and add this guy. Now when you drop the Titan, you could pump those little tokens into monstrosities even you may be unable to imagine. Undead Warchief’s, Soulless One’s, Cemetery Reaper’s, and of course Death Baron’s make your tokens insane, just insane.
 
Limited: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
Constructed: 4/5


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