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Outland Colossus
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Outland Colossus
- Origins

Reviewed September 24, 2015

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander [EDH]: 2

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

As I mentioned yesterday, the designers of the Origins set seem to really, really want to have renown trigger as often as possible. There's another green renown card with trample, and then there's this guy. Yeah, he looks a little mundane compared to recent green creatures of similar cost like Polukranos. But when you face a creature this large relatively early, leaving aside any game text for now, it's very hard to block favorably, so you often just won't. But you can't do that against him, because he'll become unstoppable, so you feel obligated to. But in this case, he also has game text prohibiting the standard double-block attempt. He's going to be the first target for Ultimate Price or a stealing effect, but any deck that lacks such things is in for a very rough time.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Outland Colossus which is a five mana 6/6 with Renown 6 and can't be blocked by more than one creature.  For Green few creatures call out for Trample more than this card and with an effect adding it this can quickly win the game.  The low cost and solid combat effects make this one of the better choices for the top creature in an aggro build or an added threat to Commander and Multiplayer decks.
 
In Limited this is a very serious threat at a low mana cost that barring removal or an endless supply of blockers to throw in the way is very difficult to actually stop.  An easy first pick in Booster and enough to force playing Green in Sealed even if the pool isn't quite strong enough otherwise.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 5.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


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