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 Top 10 Cards of 2012

#1 - Thragtusk

- M13

Reviewed Jan 4, 2013

Constructed: 4.75
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 4.25

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Thragtusk
 
Thragtusk was not my personal vote for #1 card of the year, but I can certainly see why it gained that accolade. It follows in the footsteps of creatures like Loxodon Hierarch and Siege-Gang Commander that simply take over a game when they hit the table, putting a player who's behind back into the race and a player who's ahead well over the top. Not only that, it has synergy with lots of other popular cards - green-white-blue might now be the best colors for Momentary Blink decks, and does anybody remember Contested Cliffs? Thragtusk is another card that is sure to have an impact far beyond its immediate release environment, and to change the way lots of people play the game. That makes it worthy of our number one position for 2012.
 
Constructed: 5/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul
Had this at #1 on his list
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number one card of the year is Thragtusk which is a five mana 5/3 Green that gives five life when it enters the battlefield and a 3/3 token when it leaves.  For this cost this is an efficient if not overly aggressive creature that is noteworthy for both card advantage and combo potential, particularly with cards like Cloudshift.  In a multicolor deck with some acceleration this has the potential to be a solid component of a theme and even by itself is quite playable despite not having Trample or a high toughness.
 
For Limited this is an excellent creature that provides some protection for your investment against removal and the bonus of some life gain.  A fairly easy first pick in Booster or inclusion in Sealed as a 5/3 for five with just one Green in the cost allowing it to be splashed if needed, but more likely played in a deck that isn't mono-Green.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5

John
Shultis
Phoenix
Gaming
Had this at #2 on his list

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