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Forgotten Ancient
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 Forgotten Ancient
- Scourge

Reviewed Sept. 30, 2016

Constructed: 2.38
Casual: 4.25
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 5.00
Commander [EDH]: 4.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Forgotten Ancient
 
I always thought this was an interesting card, and I kind of like that all of its printings after Scourge have been in stand-alone supplemental sets - it fits much better there than in the Standard and Modern tournament grind. It lacks the immediate punch of something like Quirion Dryad, but it starts with higher toughness and gets absolutely out of hand at multiplayer tables, making it a much better choice for the slower sorts of environments in which many casual players exist. And it's yet another combo with Doubling Season, but then again, what isn't?
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 5/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5
James H. Forgotten Ancient (9/30)
 
Forgotten Ancient has an interesting history: it was actually the first “You Make The Card” card, appearing in Scourge for the first time. It's far nastier than it looks at first glance; it gets bigger anytime anyone casts a spell, resulting in an unkillable monstrosity fairly quickly. And if it's not big enough to get the job done, you can move its counters over to other creatures to make them more lethal. This gets out of hand very quickly in EDH and multiplayer games, as Forgotten Ancient can grow very large when many people are casting spells.
 
Its day has long since passed in Constructed formats, but Forgotten Ancient is a house in multiplayer games.
 
Constructed: 2.75
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.75
Multiplayer: 5
Commander: 4.75

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