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Assembled Alphas
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed July 8, 2016

Constructed: 2.50
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.67
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.25

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David Fanany

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Assembled Alphas
 
I actually think it's kind of cool with this card's stats: that the mightiest of wolves are almost as powerful as an Inferno Titan. Nature will claim us all in the end. I also think it's kind of cool that this card's game text is a hint of Inferno Titan's power for those who weren't playing when the aforementioned giant was around, and/or find him out of budget or hard to source. It's a creature that nobody wants to block and you're not quite sure what to do when you see it coming. Much like a pack of the mightiest of wolves would be, come to think of it.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 5/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
James H. Assembled Alphas (7/8)

The effect is undoubtedly powerful: you get to throw a Searing Blaze at an opponent whenever these dogs block or get blocked, meaning that they're likely to get through. Since the damage happens before combat damage goes off, you can pick off weaker blockers before they can screw with the dogs, making deathtouch less reliable as a means to off the wolves. This will definitely claw Limited rather nicely.

Outside of Limited, though, these wolves are not great. There's no shortage of removal that can manhandle these canines, and this is still a 6-drop with merely decent combat stats. Whenever you're spending 5+ mana on a single spell, you are ideally spending it on something with an immediate impact on the board, which these dogs don't really have. They are excellent blockers, but leaving your 6-mana creature back as a blocker is not a game plan that will win you much of anything.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 3
Commander: 2.5

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