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"...everything is fuel for the magmaw" - Except lands.
Posted By: BenUffindell (5/12/2010 1:21:43 AM)


I love this card. Protects almost everything you have from insidious stuff, and when they go for the throat you get a bonus damage to them.
Sacrifice engines are so useful in combos.
When an opponent has a lifelinker, and you need to stop them from gaining life, you can chump block it and sacrifice the chump to deal a damage and stop the lifelink.
Posted By: kiseki (5/2/2011 7:45:19 PM)


Decent ability on a reasonable body for the cost.

If it weren't for some of the insane examples of power creep recently, there is NO WAY this would be rated 2.5

This is at the very /least/ a 3. It should be a 3.5 imo.
Posted By: Baconradar (8/28/2010 4:56:34 PM)


Target audience: the Burn crowd.

Best thing going for it: It's instant speed.

Biggest problem: in most cases, you'd be better off with a Fireball, Blaze, Disintegrate, Banefire, or one of the myriad other itterations of "X+R= X damage" because they don't require you to sac. anything, just to pay mana. This requires both mana AND sac. It would be better in most cases to sac. those Eldrazi spawn to add extra damage to a Fireball (or other direct damage spell).

Conclusion: Instant-speed burn is good, but there are generally better choices for decks that want to do direct damage. This will likely not see its way into many decks. Skip it.
Posted By: lukemol (4/23/2010 1:52:23 PM)


1. Get a bunch of eldrazi tokens into play.

2. Use them to fuel Magmaw and procced machinegun down the opponents creatures.

3. Swing with Rapacious One against your crippled opponent

Posted By: ratrase (4/18/2010 9:48:19 AM)


I think this card is being under rated.. if you play a token deck, especially say.. goblin assault and awakening zone with an rgw deck, marshal's anthem and emeria sky ruin, then this card is really really good.

There are three things to think about here. For starters it gives you a sac ability, yes you can't sac any lands, and yet it makes traitorous instinct and mark of mutiny really good. I steal your creature and sac. it even if you block it for only 1 mana to burn your life points or your bird of paradise, and its colorless mana, at instant speed, and magmaw doesn't need to tap to do it. Secondly, this is a set which gave us a bunch of sac. is good cards including moritican beetle and what's that.. oh yeah, It that betrays and eldrazi con***ion. Lastly, it's still a 4/4 with a useful ability in a set thats just plain splattered with tokens.. and goblin assault and awakening zone are still in standard until the next set.

Also, hasn't anyone noticed it can sac. itself? ... (see all)
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (4/26/2010 6:14:07 PM)


"nonland permanent" move along...
Posted By: True_Smog (4/16/2010 1:48:00 AM)


Ingenious pun regarding the card's name, but the non-land clause spoils the entire fun one could have with this card...
Posted By: Mode (4/18/2010 2:40:02 AM)


This makes for an interesting combo with Bazaar Trader and either Mindslaver or Sorin Markov.
Posted By: Saxophonist (10/23/2010 10:29:21 PM)


@Goatllama-Uh, sure, but they're still land permanents...
Posted By: Gomorrah (11/25/2010 9:59:04 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!