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There were some reasonable decks against which this card reads "Deal 15 damage to target player". Or lose three Mogg Fanatics.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (9/5/2011 9:21:16 PM)


My favorite green creature. Way to go, blasto!
Posted By: LeoKula (9/30/2009 10:55:35 AM)


fading only makes it more ruthless as it muscles its way through your opponent's defenses. shroud makes it unstoppable. 5/5
Posted By: blastodermis (6/2/2010 5:28:28 PM)


I still play this a 4-of in a lot of green stompy decks even today. There aren't a great many ways around this when it hits the table other than blockers, and even then you can often get a 2-for-1. Successive Blastoderms on turns four and five are a serious headache for the vast majority of decks, wiping out a number of blockers even if they don't hit the player, especially if preceded by a turn-three Wirewood Savage or followed up with an Overrun. I've always found that Green can use this card much more effectively than white can Calciderm, too.
Posted By: stygimoloch (12/1/2008 11:52:40 AM)


This was an early favorite for me, and has remained so. I love playing it, and don't find the fading much of a problem. It's easy to say all the things it could have had, or even needed, to be truly good, but...it's a strong beater for the price.

I've usually coupled it with the Serow or Wildebeasts(?) to get the replay.
Posted By: Amrankwit38 (11/30/2008 11:56:54 PM)


Fires of Yavimaya
Posted By: pedrodyl (1/21/2012 12:08:34 PM)


The new Proliferate ability goes great with him. And Doubling Season is great, of course. A gating creature like Shivan Wurm is a great way to bounce the 'derm for a reset.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (9/13/2010 9:54:28 PM)


Blastoderm is usually used as a combo card with Fires of Yavimaya. A turn one Birds of Paradise followed by a T2 Fires of Yavimaya allowed a T3 5/5 Shroud Haste.
This combo, if followed up by a T4 Saproling Burst, usually spelled doom to Standard players circa 2000-2001 season.
This strategy was developed by Magic Hall Of Fame player Zvi Moshowitz.
Posted By: SAllison87 (9/3/2011 12:32:47 AM)


Cheap and powerfull. If you can keep it in play long then it's awesome.
Posted By: PaladinOfSunhome (9/17/2009 6:10:44 AM)


Sheer awesomeness when paired with gating in the Invasion set. Just when your opponent thinks he'll fade out, throw a Fleetfoot Panther out at the end of their turn and listen to them groan.
Posted By: RedJaron (12/8/2011 12:44:14 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!