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Woodland Bellower
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Woodland Bellower
- Origins

Reviewed July 21, 2015

Constructed: 3.17
Casual: 4.33
Limited: 4.17
Multiplayer: 3.17
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Woodland Bellower
 
The first time I read this card, I was so busy reading its text that I almost didn't notice that it has the same cost and power/toughness stats as Alpha Tyrranax. Such cards are sometimes seen more in limited than constructed, but of course most of them don't have so much game text. It may seem superfluous to get a cheap creature when you already have a 6/5, but some three-mana creatures have pretty crazy stats, and you get pure card advantage when you search for something like Reclamation Sage. (I promised I'd try not to mention Eternal Witness, but I think I just failed.)
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Woodland Bellower which is a six mana Green
6/5 that allows you to put a three mana cost or lower non-Legendary Green creature from your deck into play.  This is a very powerful effect on an otherwise vanilla big creature with a high mana cost, so it is unlikely to see play outside of Commander or some Multiplayer builds. 
There are many other Green creatures at six mana in Standard alone that can offer more impact when they hit play which doesn't leave much room for the Bellower.
 
In Limited this is a very effective threat both as a big creature and for searching out an additional threat with Managorger Hydra and Orchard Spirit being just two of the stronger options available in format.  A solid first pick in Booster or starting point for a Green deck in Sealed that does require drafting some Green creatures at three mana or lower.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.0


Armuun

Woodland Bellower
 
Today's pick is a 6/5 for 6 which fetches a 3-drop or less (non-legendary) green creature. I hate that clause, because it comes in the same set as the dual-faced planeswalkers, and it's hard enough to get nissa to flip, so this would've made her much more of a... i'm getting off topic here. Anyway. 3-drops. There's plenty of good green non-legend 3-drops. Tarmogoyf comes to mind if you're thinking of power, any number of mana dorks, fixers or fetchers for ramp, and well, that's more or less it when it comes to 3-drop green. I'm sure one of my collegues will point out something I missed that might break the card, but so it goes. It's a nice card.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5
EDH: 4


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