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Garruk Relentless

Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
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Double Face Card:

A double-faced card has two faces. It has no regular Magic back. Its front face, which is marked with a sun symbol and has a mana cost, is the default. A double-faced card always enters the battlefield with its front face up. This is true whether it enters the battlefield from the stack as the result of being cast, or from anywhere else, such as your graveyard.

The back face of a double-faced card is marked with a moon symbol, lacks a mana cost, and has a color indicator—that's the dot on its type line—that tells you what color it is. The two faces of a double-faced card are often the same color, but not always. The back face's characteristics matter only if the card is on the battlefield and its back face is showing. Otherwise, only the front face's characteristics count.

Each double-faced card has at least one ability that causes it to transform. To transform a double-faced card, you turn it over so that its other face is showing.

Garruk Relentless / Garruk the Veil-Cursed
Innistrad

Reviewed October 5, 2011

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.50
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

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Garruk Relentless/Garruk the Veil-Cursed

Garruk, between his normal form and his werewolf form, almost has too much text and too many things going on for me to process in a review, or even in an entire gaming session. To be fair to him, he does offer plenty beyond confusing your opponent: how many ways does green have to kill creatures? Using a mythic planeswalker to do so via pseudo-combat is not really more obscure than something like Unyaro Bee Sting. All of his night-time abilities are reasonable, although the one that jumps out the most to me is the -1 with the Sylvan Tutor effect. I'm tempted to stick him in my Melira deck, because I never seem to draw enough creatures to make a combo, but I'm sure you guys will think of even more interesting things to do with it.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Welcome back readers today’s card  of the day is the split planeswalker  Garruk. In standard the combination of abilities is quite powerful and  planeswalkers able of defending themselves almost always see play.  As of now there is no archetype for him to exist in but  I am sure any deck running green and black may want  to spring for this guy.  In extended, modern this card will have a presence even if  it is  just a one or two of in  Deathcloud builds, this card is quite powerful and the majority of planeswalkers see play this is no exception. In eternal formats legacy and vintage I feel this card may be a little slow but may be powerful enough to see play.  In casual and multiplayer this is amazing it makes tokens and can kill creatures and provides a game winning effect this is definitely going to be popular around the kitchen table. In limited this is a first pick a powerful bomb that can control the game and monetary value is all right as  well. Overall a card that will definitely see play like most planeswalkers, it fills a niche role but I am sure this is a competitive card.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Garruk Relentless and Garruk the Veil-Cursed which is a four mana Green transforming planeswalker with quite a few abilities when totaled up.  The initial form of Relentless being able to play 2/2 wolf tokens for no cost is decent if creatures are needed and help defend him when using the second ability.  Being able to destroy a creature and trigger the transformation on the second ability is useful, if a bit risky as it increases the odds of an opponent being able to destroy him.  Veil-Cursed has the effective defense of producing creatures with Deathtouch and can sacrifice one of the tokens, or a non-token creature to fuel the ultimate, to search your library for a creature.  The ultimate works well with both the tokens and the sacrifice effect if enough loyalty can be built up.  Overall this is an interesting card that takes some strategy to use effectively as timing each of the effects is key to optimal usage.
 
In Limited nearly any planeswalker can be a huge impact and this is no exception as the tokens, removal, and library searching are all very powerful in the format.  He would be an easy first choice in Booster for the token production alone, let alone the versatility of the other effects, and a Sealed build should include him whenever possible.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

TDogg

The card of the day is Garruk Relentless.  I was surprised when they remade Garruk two sets in a row, he got better and better each time.  The first Garruk gave green its draw power, while this Garruk gives green removal.  Given that his Garruk can only kill a 2/3 at most, but in both forums he creatures tokens.  His flip side is even better, he makes wolves that have deathtouch! Not to mention you can sac the wolves you make to search your deck for a creature?  Insane, this guy is the planeswalker with five effects, how awesome is that?  Sadly I don't think this guy has found a home in standard yet, maybe the GW token deck plays it, but overall he is still looking for a home.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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