Sunday, March 25, 2012

RCotD #133

Random Card of the Day #133:

Butcher's Cleaver - 3
Artifact - Equipment
Equipped creature gets +3/+0.
As long as equipped creature is a Human, it has lifelink.
Equip {3}

Initial thoughts:

Sadly, the only reason I hold this card in high regard is because of Invisible Stalker. It's very annoying to deal with in Limited because it's unpreventable 4 damage, and to outrace this card on it's own, you have to beat an 8 swing in life per turn. Not the mention the only way to deal with it is Blasphemous Act and Tribute to Hunger, which are both highly sought after cards in the format anyways.

But really, if there were a card to have this hold a candle to, it would be Loxodon Warhammer. If equipped to a human, the only difference is trample! Otherwise the difference between them is insane. You can equip them to any creature and get the lifelink. Trample may be relevant at some points, but to have an aggressive equipment that makes you gain life is practically absurd. Butcher's Cleaver has is conditionally, but

And to believe Loxodon Warhammer was an uncommon in Mirrodin. Yeah, as if I wanted a bunch of those floating around in drafts. 3/5

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