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This guy is so relentless. He's so easy to get into play too. Once he's on the board, your opponent better have something to block with. Sure, you can only swing with him 3 times, but I think you'll find that you won't need to swing with him more than 3 times, especially if you can lay down a second one. I can play a Terra Stomper with my green deck on turn 3, but honestly, I'd rather play this. Blastoderm can't be terrored, unlike Terra Stomper. Turn 1, Forest -> Wild Growth. Turn 2, Forest -> Arbor Elf-> Instill energy -> Blastoderm. Even if they've got a Force Spike or a Daze, you've still got 1 mana to spare! BAM!!! Turn 3, Terra Stomper. At that point, even a hard counter won't help them. Blastoderm is also especially sweet with cards like Call of the Wild, Sylvan Library, and Worldly Tutor/au... (see all)
Posted By: Opeth2010 (1/14/2012 4:02:34 AM)
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The great thing about proliferate is that it targets nothing!
More fade counters!
Also, why is everyone complaining about the art? I feel like Magic art has matured in recent years. The old art was too cartoony for my taste.
Posted By: NickDay (11/29/2012 9:21:07 PM)
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At the beginning of its 4th upkeep, when it has no more fade counters to remove and has to be then sacrificed... can you return him to your hand via Stampeding Wildebeests? I know he has Shroud, but he's not being targeted so that's not my concern. The issue is both of these actions occur simultaneously at the beginning of the upkeep.

4 CMC for a 5/5 Shroud is an awesome deal! Have to get rid of him in 3 turns but some creatures don't last that long anyway, besides by the time he goes (unless you use the DD theme to save him) he's done his damage... good creature.
Posted By: AXER (1/30/2010 1:11:59 AM)
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New artwork for Blastoderm? Didn't suspect that, gives me a new feeling about this card.
Anyways, Nils Hamm did a nice job, the fading is still clearly visible.
And seeing the Oracle wording and modern design of old goodies in Dual Decks always makes me smile :)
Posted By: Mode (10/30/2009 6:12:21 AM)
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Still a very scary card to face.
Posted By: 4wallz (11/20/2009 12:05:55 PM)
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@stygimoloch: You can't actually use Contested Cliffs, since that would target it, but in general I think you're right.
Posted By: achilleselbow (3/29/2010 5:16:25 PM)
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One of my fave creatures ever, god this thing was so effective. The fading thing was almost always irrelevant.

The old art was too cartoony and this one is definitely better, but nostalgia goes a long way and i wouldn't replace my blastoderms for anything.
Posted By: Laguz (4/30/2010 9:42:35 PM)
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Proliferate.
Posted By: Ladnarud (11/19/2010 10:44:53 AM)
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Oh my goodness this new art is rubbish.
Posted By: Kirbster (6/27/2011 11:24:59 AM)
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@ AXER: Yes, yes you can. Same as you can sacrifice him to Ravenous Baloth or trade for something using Contested Cliffs during the final upkeep he's in play too. You technically play all the abilities at the same time, but you get to choose which order they stack in.
Posted By: stygimoloch (2/11/2010 5:55:38 PM)
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