Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Random Card of the Day #11

Random Card of the Day #11:

Kazuul Warlord - 4R
Creature - Minotaur Warrior Ally
Whenever Kazzul Warlord or another Ally enters the battlefield under your control, you may put a +1/+1 counter on each Ally creature you control.

Initials thoughts:

I have some history with this card, or rather my friend did. With the recent introduction of allies in the Zendikar block, he wanted to make an Ally synergy deck centered around this guy. It's a five-cost that is supposed to be "swarmy" and "up in your face" but it really doesn't do either of those. The other problem that my friend had a trouble with was his Jwari Shapeshifter was useless until turn 6, if he hit every land drop. It was probably poor deck construction, but for a five-cost in this block, I would stick to Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs.

One thing to notice is that he doesn't enter with the counter--he enters, and then you put the counter because his ability uses the stack. In other words, I bolted this guy a lot.

I suppose this guy is good, but for a rare he is especially lacking, he is no Oran-Rief Survivalist or Kazmandu Blademaster. He's just too high cost (even for his effect), if this guy cost 2R or 3R he could be amazing, but he's just another rare shoved under the rug. 3/5

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