Those of you who were around in 2006 may
remember Rumbling Slum, and how insane everyone
thought he was. I remember both, and so he was
the first thing I thought of when I saw
Deadbridge Goliath - same converted mana
cost and stats, a different beneficial ability.
Clearly good, and the Goliath should be as
clearly playable as the Slum. Should. The
strongest argument in favor of avoiding power
creep in creatures may not have anything to do
with design philosophies or historical
consistency: it's probably the fact that it
makes creatures like Deadbridge Goliath feel
less special. This is a very powerful card, and
it deserves respect. Until Wizards of the Coast
realizes this too, enjoy playing with this card
(and how could you not enjoy stomping someone
with a scarab beetle the size of a cathedral?).
Today's card of the day is Deadbridge Goliath
which is a four mana Green
5/5 with a Scavenge cost of six. The cost
is fairly aggressive for a 5/5, though the lack
of Trample is best addressed with support, and
six mana to give another creature five +1/+1
counters is one of the better Scavenge costs.
Overall this is a card that may see some play in
mono-Green decks designed to maximize card
advantage effects, like Undying and Rancor.
For Limited this is a strong middle to endgame
threat that works well enough as a 5/5, but
having Scavenge able to add five power and
toughness to something with evasion or Trample
will likely end the game. A good first
pick in Booster even with the double Green, as
likely a Golgari or Selesnya build will be
attempted which minimizes the risk of not
getting two Green mana sources. For either
guild in Sealed this is an automatic inclusion
that has no real drawback and can effectively
support nearly any creature drafted.
Welcome to a
new week of card of the day reviews here at
Pojo.com! Today we are looking at the
Deathbridge Goliath from Return to Ravnica.
Deathbridge Goliath is a rare green creature
insect that costs two generic and two green mana
for a 5/5. Deathbridge Goliath has Scavenge for
four generic and two green mana.
I really do like the Deathbridge Goliath. For
starters, it is a 5/5 for just four mana. Then,
should it die off, you can pay six mana to go
ahead and put five +1/+1 counters on target
creature. With the addition of the Corpsejack
Menace, that could become a staggering ten +1/+1
counters for just six mana!
A 5/5 turn four is nothing to sneeze at either.
Especially when you think that there could
easily be a Rancor coming in on the next turn,
making it a 7/5 with trample, which you could
then Scavenge some dead things onto, or even
just then Giant Growth, or anything really! The
sky isn’t even the limit with this guy, because
I am quite certain that putting a 5/5 into the
air would be a priority. And white and green
decks could do that with ease.
A solid card that is worthy of being a rare. I love it,
and it works in just about any deck that runs
green and likes big creatures.