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You could play it with a Suppression Field or Cursed Totem. However, it would still only be a mediocre creature. An extra point of power would have been nice with that first strike.
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/18/2011 7:10:36 PM)


Fun in multiplayer games, where you could play diplomatically and have allies feed him to destroy a mutual enemy. Also, does anyone else notice that this was printed with creature type "Monster" even though Manticores were already in existence, like Crimson Manticore?
Posted By: Equinox523 (2/15/2013 11:08:11 AM)


I don't think this card's ability is all that great — fun yes — great no. It seems the opponents have the opportunity to kill the card with less cost than the caster has to beef it up. But seriously, bring back Manticores now!
Posted By: Mr_Hendry (10/17/2009 1:56:51 AM)


He could work alongside land destruction, sure, but he's practically overpowered for red if you drop him with a Cursed Totem or even Detainment Spell already out.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/9/2010 4:15:08 PM)


Flailings get worse the rarer they get
Posted By: Qazior (2/16/2010 3:41:02 AM)


Needs more teeth
Posted By: FragNutMK1 (9/22/2010 9:42:09 PM)


@darknightkc; you don't play it in a deck where all the cards are just big, efficient creatures. You play it with some sort of strategy that denies the opponent mana while you keep yours.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/23/2010 4:49:22 PM)


You guys are all stupid. Run this in a red/Artifact deck (kinda like budde's 1999 tokyo winning deck) with some blazes, covetous dragons, and a shitload of colorless rampage. Won by turn 5 against my brother's lifesteal black deck.
Posted By: Dalit (9/22/2010 9:06:29 PM)


I really don't see this being useful. If your opponent has three lands untapped you can't play this until turn 5 for a 1/1. You try to play this on turn 4 and your opponent goes "tap 3, you just wasted four mana" I really don't see this being useful compared to all the other red 4 drops you could play instead of this.
Posted By: darknightkc (6/29/2010 2:18:43 PM)


Arms race in creature form.
Posted By: Skyknight (1/14/2009 9:06:18 AM)


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