Monday, November 21, 2011

Random Card of the Day #10

Random Card of the Day #10:

Marker Beetles
Creature - Insect
When Marker Beetles is put into a graveyard from play, target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
{2}, Sacrifice Marker Beetles: Draw a card.

Initial thoughts:

If I held this it would be one of my favorite cards. One of my favorite things on cards is "Draw a card." Something about playing a card, and not going down in hand size is amazing. For example I would always play Enervate or Twitch over Twiddle.

The only thing to note is that its +1/+1 ability is a must. So if your opponent something like a Diregraf Ghoul, and then Doom Blade's this creature, you would be forced to give +1/+1 to Diregraf Ghoul, letting him swing for 3, especially if you tapped out to play this card early you wouldn't get to sacrifice to draw a card. But that would be it's only drawback, and it's highly situational.

A three-cost 2/3 with abilities, it just all around good. With cantrip you wouldn't really regret drawing this card in most cases.

So if you're looking for a utility three-drop in Green, excluding ramping cards like Civic Wayfinder or Farhaven Elf. This is would probably be your best bet. If you want pure power, stick to Leatherback Baloth. 4/5

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