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Magic Card of the Week: Kitsune Blademaster

January 10, 2011 Magic No Comments

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A worthy member of any white deck, the Kitsune Blademaster can be a powerful addition to your arsenal.

For just three mana, you find yourself with a 2/2 creature who possesses the First Strike ability, which by itself can be a game changer. But he also uses the Bushido ability to give himself a temporary buff when being blocked or blocking, often awarding him a powerful advantage in combat.

Combining First Strike and a natural combat boost can be deadly, but consider throwing the poor furry a bone and put him on the donor list for a couple of your own spells to increase his abilities.

Throw a few of these into your white support deck and watch them quickly turn the battle in your favor.

Magic Card of the Week: Elvish Archdruid

January 3, 2011 Magic No Comments

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This wrinkly old elf is ShufflingDead’s Magic Card of the Week this week, as well as the first Elf to be named Magic Card of the Week. The reason: Newbs hates Elves. That’s right, Newbs is a racist.

Elvish Archdruid rings in at the moderate cost of three mana, but makes a welcome addition to any Elf-themed deck. +1/+1 to all other Elves is fantastic, and pair that with a couple of the Elvish Champions that I’m sure you already have in your Elf deck, and he’s a 4/4 in his own right.

This guy can really kick your casting into overdrive. Using his ability gives you an instant influx of mana, letting you lay down foresty fierceness all over the fucking place.

Magic Card of the Week: Wall of Omens

December 27, 2010 Magic No Comments

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Nothing better to stop your opponent’s hordes than a good ol’ fashioned wall. This week’s Magic Card of the Week, and the last one of 2010, is Wall of Omens from the Rise of the Eldrazi set.

If you look around for some other walls, you’ll notice they’re usually just a damage dumpster, high toughness, but low returning damage. And they typically come at a cost of 3+ mana.

Wall of Omens is a hero wall, delivering some moderate battlefield control with 4 toughness for only 2 mana, great for putting the brakes on an early rush. Aside from keeping the enemy’s filthy claws off of your magical person, Wall of Omens allows you to draw a card when it comes into play to keep up the offensive. Launch attacks from behind Wall of Omens and your rivals will despair in the face of your ivory wall of frustration.

Magic Card of the Week: Craw Wurm

December 20, 2010 Magic No Comments

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Look at this big fucker. Just a giant, dragon-faced, forest-eating bastard, this guy.

The Craw Wurm emanates an aura of awesome so powerful, he’s been reprinted 12 times. A true classic of green battlefield supremacy, a Craw Wurm is always looked upon with fear, and just so that you remember that you are afraid, in all of his various printings, his flavor text never changes, explaining why you are afraid.

“The most terrifying thing about the Craw Wurm is probably the horrible crashing sound it makes as it speeds through the forest. This noise is so loud it echoes through the trees and seems to come from all directions at once.”

Call upon the Craw Wurm when you want to deal 6 damage to something and not much else.

Magic Card of the Week: Mountain Goat

December 13, 2010 Magic No Comments

You know what card hasn’t been Magic Card of the Week yet, mother-fucking, mountain-climbing, trail-blazing Mountain Goat.

The noble Mountain Goat packs a walloping attack power of one, and wields the ever-furious Mountainwalk ability, all for the sleek casting cost of one red mana. That means a turn-one Mountain Goat can be slamming your red-playing opponent’s face turn two with no need to fear being blocked.

Things can get really juicy if you toss a sweet buff at your furry friend. Enchant him with Giant Strength to give him +2/+2 and get ready to hear the lamentation of your opponent’s women.

Originally printed in Ice Age, Mountain Goat went on to be reprinted in 5th Edition, 6th Edition, and Portal. Copies of the card can be found in junk-common bins, taking up space in collectors’ binders, and just chilling in general.

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