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Dear Leatherback Baloth,
Congratulations on perhaps being the best green creature in the game for the mana cost. Don't forget those who came before you.
With love,
Erhnam Djinn
Posted By: jfre81 (5/31/2011 2:15:06 AM)


Not broken. It's a solid card, but it can't be used in nonmono green well and it's a pure beatstick.
Posted By: pigknight (2/17/2011 7:40:48 PM)


This was one of the first cards that I pulled from a booster pack (I just started playing Magic about halfway through Worldwake). Even with the supposed "better" options available, it remains one of my favorite cards (green or otherwise). When I switched over to playing MTGO, this was one of the first cards I traded for just to make sure I had playsets in both formats.

It isn't flashy, indestructible, or automatically game-winning. What it is, though, is simple and efficient. He is a threat is left unchecked, but he is also innocuous enough to be ignored. Also, I love the art. Easily a 5/5.
Posted By: EvilCartographer (5/16/2011 7:32:45 AM)


Beautiful three drop. A green deck should be able to follow this up the turn after with something in the price range of blastoderm for 2GG to Terra Stomper for 3GGG
Posted By: sancrosact (6/16/2010 10:53:58 AM)


I normally don't like powercreeping, but I like this one.
First off, it's because it's green. Not only it suits green flavor-wise to get big creatures, but green really needs some buffs really.
Secondly, the casting cost restriction. It's a good drawback really. If you play against it, maybe you won't feel it and only curse the player using it against you, but it really play the restriction part well.
Posted By: Dabok (7/31/2012 9:46:14 AM)


Posted By: WateryMind (6/20/2011 4:00:05 AM)


Added fun: Nylea, God of the Hunt hits the board the next turn and gives him trample, while be makes her only one away from being a creature as well. And really, you should have something else out, even if it's just Llanowar Elves.
Posted By: NARFNra (10/18/2013 10:27:39 PM)


This guy is definitely a contender for the "greenest creature you know", and being a reliable turn 2 drop only solidifies my love.
Posted By: Sneetches (10/21/2013 9:05:05 AM)


Posted By: JacksJokeShop (2/8/2010 7:39:18 AM)
Are you seriously complaining about it's mana cost? The only other two creatures I can think of that have this kind of power for that cost are Nulltread Gargantuan and Woolly Thoctar.

This card is great. Green deserves this.
Posted By: Eved (2/8/2010 9:46:56 AM)


This card isn't overpowered if you look at the big picture:
1. This is Mono Green! Excels in strong creatures!
2. It costs GGG. Not Splashable.
3. It's vanilla. Cmon! Vanilla.

Since this costs GGG (Three G symbols for gods sake) and it's vanilla, then it should be this powerful. Your 3cmc creature will not and should not live against a mono green vanilla creature. I'm glad there's an actual playable vanilla creature in standard that isn't some ability cluttered freak.

Or maybe you enjoy having unplayable vanilla creatures cluttering up your collection?
Posted By: dberry02 (3/20/2011 8:37:22 AM)