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These days I'd usually go for Phyrexian Colossus over this as a big stompy artifact creature, but I used to like Colossus of Sardia a lot. It's just as excellent as the Phyrexian with Voltaic Key of course.
Posted By: stygimoloch (2/15/2009 1:21:45 PM)
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Phyrexian Colossus doesn't have trample!
Posted By: Nocturno (1/8/2010 1:52:24 PM)
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I personally think that Phyrexian Colossus is equal to Colossus of Sardia. The one can only be blocked by three creatures and that is a great evasion tactic. But sometimes Sardia's trample really makes the difference. And with all the ways to untap creatures and artifacts it easy to get past their drawbacks, plus now we have Master Transmuter too. Great Card 4/5.
Posted By: niallcmurray86 (8/1/2010 2:07:58 PM)
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Without an easy method to untap this monster, he's pretty useless...He's still pretty vulnerable as an artifact as well...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/2/2009 10:49:26 AM)
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A situational 9/9 trample for 9 is nowhere near a great card, power wise.

But it's certainly flavoursome and fun.
Posted By: Baconradar (9/16/2010 3:52:36 PM)
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Decent back in the day: any deck could use it (in theory) and untap tricks could get around its drawback (unlike the drawbacks of the other huge beasts of the time.)

Poor by today's standards, though still playable in a deck devoted to silly artifact untapping tricks.
Posted By: Radagast (12/19/2010 3:24:43 PM)
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@stygimoloch Dude have you even read Phyrexian Colossus?? It can only be blocked by three or more creatures. He's a game finisher man you're tripping!
Posted By: EvilCleavage (5/2/2010 7:53:21 PM)
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My coworker Mark has this in his all artifact deck which has tons of awesome cards in it (Black Lotus, tons of duel lands, etc.)
Posted By: WotC_EricB (2/5/2009 3:24:28 PM)
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Move over, Colossus of Sardia, the Akroans did you one better:

Colossus of Akros
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/14/2013 1:29:21 PM)
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Colossus of Sardia is the best Colossus that's not from a plane made of metal....and flesh...and oil.

Colossus of Sardia

1) has Trample. really important as you can see in the Elder Dragon Legends cycle from the next set, if your fatty doesn't come with trample, it's really hard justifying spending a card to give it to them (unless it's some kind of magnificent aura that gives them 3 or 4 keywords and trample is one of them.)

2) By the time you play Phyrexian Colossus or this, back in the day the opponent could easily have 3 weenie blockers for the Phyrexian, and in the now day even if you're Tinker-ing that's still possible with Aether Vial.

3) Basically all the Colossi in MTG are designed to attack ONCE. Maybe Twice. They're supposed to have enough power that that just outright wins. Given that, they are often worth casting 'fairly' (on the 8th or 9th turn) and could still win you the game. Sardia's Untap clause onl... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (10/30/2013 5:11:43 AM)
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