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Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
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Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
- Oath of Gatewatch

Reviewed February 5, 2016

Constructed: 3.13
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 3.88
Commander [EDH]: 4.13

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Grenzo, Dungeon Warden
 
I initially had Grenzo pegged as one of those off-the-wall designs you see where his text is basically here just because it's never been on any other card before. It's especially used on legends intended for Commander. But in reality, he represents much more than that. He works in graveyard-based decks. He works in enormous-mana decks as either a finisher or the most roundabout way possible to get Sundering Titan into play. In fact, he even makes Goblin tribal possible in Commander, since many members of the tribe can be put into play with his ability even when he doesn't have any +1/+1 counters on him. He deserves to be remembered as much more than an answer to a design exercise - and I have no doubt he will be.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Grenzo, Dungeon Warden which is a Black and Red with X Legendary 2/2 that gets X +1/+1 counters and for 2 puts the bottom card of your library into the graveyard or in play if it is a creature with equal or lower power. This is a fantastic card for any Commander deck using Red and Black and is easily supported with goblin, rogue, mana acceleration, counter production, power increases, or effects that put cards on the bottom of the library like Scry. Playable at two mana and still useful for the effect this only grows in power as the game progresses. There are even applications for Black support that works on graveyard cards by having a repeatable option. Overall this is a very easy inclusion for Black/Red, that can work without support or be a serious threat as effort is dedicated to make the most of the effects.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5
EDH/Commander: 4.5


Armuun
Grenzo
 
Oh man, one of those creatures that really show that sometimes the R&D can still be creative. Potentially bottom-dealing out a creature for 2 at instant speed is crazy. It's really, really luck based, but really neat to try. It's one of those things that's fun to try, but i'd never recommend it for competitive play. That said, you can just puff it out to a big creature and swing for lethal commander damage.
 
Constructed: 2
Casual: 5
Limited: 2
Multiplayer: 3
EDH: 4

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