Isn't Chancellor of the Tangle essentially just a crippled Elvish Spirit Guide?
Is the germ's toughness 5 or 4? It looks like a 4/4 when played.
Is Gitaxian Probe's Peek that close to Ponder?
I know it's a "free" or "pitch" card, but it doesn't dig like Ponder.
Is the germ toughness 5 or 4? It looks like a 4/4 when played.
Lifelink and vigilence?
But if this were meant to be a regular old set review or Rop 10 list, that's what I would have done throughout.
Good one, goblinrecruiter.Honestly, when I saw "Rop 10" I thought Mike was being cool and using a term I wasn't familiar with.Anyway, I'm glad other posters are talking about Batterskull and the 4/4 situation. I have also been wondering why the number '5' keeps coming up. Maybe it's because you can't actually equip a zero toughtness creature in MOST situations...? Not really sure how that keeps happening.On another note, Dismember for TWO mana is something I haven't even thought about. Thanks, Mike. Good lookin' out.
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So your opponent runs out a second-turn Stoneforge Mystic. He goes and gets something innocuous... Say a Mortarpod. He looks at his grip, plays a Celestial Colonnade, and passes. Just keeping his options open, right? He is leaving up two for a Mana Leak if he needs it... and why not?
Is the germ toughness 5 or 4? It looks like a 4/4 when played.I was wondering about that, as well. Two people have compared Batterskull to Baneslayer Angel and I don't get it...Baneslayer is a 5/5 with flying, first strike, and lifelink for five mana.Batterskull is a 4/4 with vigilance and lifelink for five mana. (I'm not sure why people keep saying it has five toughness, maybe it's some strange instinct people have where they force themselves to think cards are way better then they actually are.)The only thing they have in common is lifelink. That, and they're really powerful. (Though Batterskull is just a bit overhyped in my opinion, even with stoneforge.) You can put it on a 1/1 with flying to kind of make it like Baneslayer, but even then it is missing first strike.
Is the germ toughness 5 or 4? It looks like a 4/4 when played.I was wondering about that, as well. Two people have compared Batterskull to Baneslayer Angel and I don't get it...
Is the germ toughness 5 or 4? It looks like a 4/4 when played.I was wondering about that, as well. Two people have compared Batterskull to Baneslayer Angel and I don't get it...They're both medium-to-large creatures with 5 CMC that can't easily be killed, have lifelink, and lack conditional abilities like Serra Ascendant, and lack activated or triggered abilities that might make you want to do something with them other than attack. Titans are (generally) easier to kill and they're also used as much for their ETB-or-attacks abilities as to attack with. Eldrazi are also meant to attack with but you basically have to cheat them into play. Weenies go for quantity or weird abilities rather than quality. Batterskull and Baneslayer Angel, on the other hand, just attack until a player dies, and with the lifelink it probably won't be their controller. I'm not saying Batterskull and Baneslayer are particularly better or worse than other creatures, it depends on what you need and all that, but I'm just saying that I do understand an equivalency between the two.
...Did they fire their editor or something? This article is atrocious.