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Comparable to Call of the Herd, but Beast Attack is uncommon, slightly more expensive, rated lower, and plays at instant speed.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (2/8/2010 3:16:13 PM)


Rampaging Baloths is a stronger card overall, but Beast Attack is an instant that could be casted as a surprise to tilt combat in your favor.
Posted By: Cyberium (7/21/2010 7:05:14 AM)


Improved with Baloth Cage Trap, especially in the current artifact-heavy environment. This might be better late game, netting you 2 instant 4/4s for 10 mana and requiring each to be countered separately, all for the cost of 1 card, but by that point they won't be worth much (compared to a possible turn 2 cast for Baloth Cage Trap, when a 4/4 will really shake things up).

Also comparable to Bestial Menace for 5 mana, which works better with Overrun / Overwhelming Stampede at the cost of being a sorcery.
Posted By: Steinhauser (2/15/2011 9:44:00 AM)


Some of you may note that Rampaging Baloth is a mythic, and this is an uncommon.
There's a reason for that.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (2/17/2011 5:36:20 PM)


In otherwords, ClockworkSwordfish (PS your name is awesome), rare, undercosted sorcery speed cards or creatures with enter the battlefield effects are often as good as or better than instants with 'fair' mana costs.

Lesson Learned: Mana is #1. Everyone loves card advantage, but it's still simply #2 to Mana.

This very neatly explains why Black Lotus, a terrible card from the perspective of card advantage, is two thousand feakin dollars. It's a spell enabler that costs you a card, meaning you are spending two cards to get one card of actual effect. Even worse if you try to use it with Ritual cards, which actually cost mana and a card to get- just mana. There is no other when it comes to Mana, and Mana is #1, no matter how counterintuitive it is at first.
Posted By: DarthParallax (9/11/2011 10:43:48 AM)


this card would be 100x better if it had retrace like Savage Conception instead of flashback. It costs too much as is
Posted By: IshubarashI (7/7/2010 9:00:26 PM)


reverberate! LOLZ JK
Posted By: Khultar (5/31/2011 6:41:32 PM)


Rampaging Baloths's landfall ability is way better than this card despite it has flashback and costs 1 mana less >_>
Posted By: Quang (1/31/2010 1:44:03 AM)


@ DarthParallax
I don't think that mana always comes first. It depends on the style of deck: aggro is about speed (in other words: mana), control is about card advantage.

Call of the Herd is for aggro,
Beast Attack is for control...

Despite the fact that I don't like green very much, this is one of the card in green that I like... And flashback is one of my favourite ability!

Posted By: leomistico (1/10/2013 6:21:11 AM)