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Nantuko Husk
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Nantuko Husk
- Origins

Reviewed September 14, 2015

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.50
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Nantuko Husk
 
This card may not look spectacular, but it's actually a big part of Magic's history. It was one of the earlier creatures to use this game text, which has turned out to be something worth imitating a few times. It also formed the core of one of the strongest decks of the original Ravnica era, alongside Promise of Bunrei and Ghost Council of Orzhova - "Ghost Husk" was a white-black deck that could attack its opponents to death on the fourth turn, and that's something I'm not sure we'll ever be able to say about a current Standard deck again. I doubt there's anything quite so explosive in the current format, but I would also never bet against Nantuko Husk.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Nantuko Husk which is a three mana Black 2/2 that can gain +2/+2 until end of turn for each creature you sacrifice to the effect.  Several other creatures have similar designs both in vampire and zombie types, though Nantuko Husk having the insect type as well allows the use of Swarmyard as support.  The sacrifice for a benefit is a staple of many Black designs and this can be a key card to both send creatures to the graveyard and become a large threat.  It has and will continue to be a frequent part of decks in formats where it is legal.
 
For Limited this is somewhat situational as more creatures are usually superior to one temporarily larger one, though it can sacrifice lower power creatures to deal more damage or lower toughness to survive in combat.  With the psychological aspect this performs a bit better than it may otherwise seem which makes it a strong second or third pick in Booster and it belongs in any Sealed deck with Black.
 
Constructed:  4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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