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I think the idea with these 5/1 black creatures is that you work around the low toughness by removing creatures that could deal you damage, something which black is unparalleled at; creature killing! With a clear lane into the red zone, Dross Crocodile and Rotting Fensnake can get in for Lava Axe-esque damage unlike many black creatures of that cost or rarity. And they are good chump blockers too. So while they're not great, I can see a principle here.
Posted By: Splizer (12/8/2011 9:05:35 AM)


Functionally reprinted in Innistrad as a Zombie Snake! (Rotting Fensnake)
Posted By: Henrietta (9/19/2011 11:00:12 AM)


Zombie. Crocodile.
Posted By: chinkeeyong (8/15/2010 3:52:31 AM)


This card, if managed, can do some quick damage, all you have to do it to prevent blocks by 1/1 creature (by nuking it) (i.e. darkblast )

Or you can else use it to block stronger creatures ( 5/5 ).

It dosent stay alive long but can do significant damage/breaking walls.
Posted By: J.Smith (2/28/2010 2:00:04 PM)


Definitely a nice artwork, yet it's hard finding the Mirrodin flavor on it when comparing the crocodile to the far more metal-cloaked one on the original artwork.

The power/toughness relation is also very black, although it's certainly not a card worth playing in constructed. I think it could actually proof somewhat useful in draft nontheless.
Posted By: Mode (12/1/2009 6:30:15 AM)


I call him Stinky. Could really use regenerate.
Posted By: creepycrawler (6/13/2011 8:57:57 AM)


Turn 3 Lord of the Undead, Turn 4 Dross Crocodile, Turn 5 Vulshock Morningstar or other way to buff, He's a 8/4. Rite of Consumption to deal 8 damage at the player, gain 8 life, then return him to your hand with Lord of the Undead. Yay!
Posted By: kakashixdx (11/13/2010 9:15:18 AM)


Two words. First strike.

This in a red deck w/ Lightning Talons or something is amazing. Drop that and you've got an 8/1 w/ First Strike, pretty good.

Could stand to have a slightly lowered mana cost though.
Posted By: Joseph_Leito (6/23/2009 12:47:01 PM)


Honestly, the original artwork was just as fantastic as this one, But man... This card is so playable. Whispersilk cloak and then give it double strike. 2 round win.
Posted By: Burningsickle (7/11/2011 5:19:08 PM)


One of the cards I loved when I came into the game (Xth), but I've never gotten a chance to use it successfully in a deck. The art on it is just so great I'm going to keep trying though.
Posted By: TeamJD (11/13/2008 11:22:34 AM)


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