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I just love playing this with Dauntless Dourbark in my treefolk deck. The irony of having a huge angry tree slicing my foes with an axe almost makes them forget they got hit in the face by a huge trampler that just got on the field. Almost.
Posted By: SinnerSage (9/23/2010 5:51:32 PM)


Reassembling skeleton? :P
Posted By: iSlapTrees (5/6/2011 7:32:00 AM)


Nova Chaser swinging turn 4 for 12
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (7/22/2011 7:39:09 PM)


Fairly intimidating in a Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer deck. My heart sinks watching my flatmate drop Jor on turn 4 or 5; this flips into his hand transforming him into a 10/4 first-striking monster (assuming metalcraft bu that point).
Posted By: Fuyoc (6/5/2012 8:09:29 PM)


Obviously best in a warrior deck. I use this in Tolsimir Wolfblood EDH. The deck doesn't have a ton of synergy, but having this out really helps.
If you want haste, you can just use Lightning Greaves, but this clearly has a different angle to it.
For example, Brighthearth Banneret makes this cost 1 less. Champion it with Unstoppable Ash, because you can.
Other than that, there are better equipment, if you aren't doing warriors. Sword of Vengeance comes to mind.
Posted By: Elegy (7/24/2012 8:28:28 PM)


This reminds me a bit of Ronin Warclub for warriors. This can be quite devastating with proper support - Wrecking Ogre would swing for 10, and Nova Chaser for 12.

Other fun stuff:

- Run with Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer, Bleak Coven Vampires or Ezuri's Brigade, even helping to activate their Metalcraft abilities.

- The extra 1 toughness allows Hunted Troll to bust through his faery pursuers and survive without regenerating, even if your opponent blocks with them all at once.

- Viashino Sandstalker.
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/19/2013 9:32:15 AM)


I would run this over Lightning Greaves in EDH if my general was a warrior. Shroud is a little overrated anyway in a format where, if they don't kill your creature in response to equipping Greaves, it's going to eat a board wipe soon anyway.
Specially... Brion Stoutarm? It buffs him to 6 power, which is even more relevant with lifelink. Then you can put the auto-equip to good use with other Giants, swinging and then flinging them with Brion.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (4/25/2013 10:17:03 PM)


maybe because the last letter of battle and the first letter of axe are both vowels. That'd be my guess.
Posted By: metalevolence (6/25/2010 12:01:14 AM)


This one is so OP in warrior deck. C'mon think Marisi's Twinclaws. On 3rd turn if not mana accel, you cast this, then turn four cast twinclaws and attack with 4/5 double strike haste (unless you have Bramblewood Paragon on the field)
Posted By: Qazior (11/15/2009 5:16:43 AM)


Equip to Ophidian for alliteration
Posted By: Kryptnyt (6/18/2010 1:24:16 PM)


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