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Goodnight sweet prince, and may flights of (blocked) angels sing thee to thy rest...
Posted By: Villainous1 (8/30/2012 4:43:54 AM)


Turn One: Mox Sapphire, Ancestral Recall, Black Lotus, basic land, Giant Spider... go.
Posted By: The_Trendkill (8/22/2011 7:57:29 AM)


This time around, you might have a very good reason to draft this other than making a late-pick compromise.
Posted By: Steinhauser (7/8/2011 11:31:09 AM)


Our friendly neighborhood Giant Spider, thought to have retired from the game after a strong twenty-year print run, has just been confirmed for an M14 reprint.

Welcome back to the Jungle, Spidey.

We've missed you.
Posted By: KarnRestarted (6/5/2013 1:49:35 PM)


Classic green card, solid card in limited
Posted By: netog121 (7/12/2011 8:48:15 PM)


Everyone here that's raging over this guy is missing the point. Core sets, at least in part, serve as entry points for beginners. Creatures like this one are great for people who are just starting to learn the game; they are straightforward and keep the game fun for everyone. It may not be extremely useful in competition, but when you're just screwing around with your friends and a bunch of starter decks, who cares?
Posted By: Totema (1/4/2012 6:41:41 PM)


I don't get why people prefer Giant Growth... This about it this way. Green has plenty of ways to pump up its creatures, so each one of those have to be balanced. Green, however, really doesn't have ways to deal with flying creatures (at least monster wise). Giant Spider is a little overcosted because it's a common card that can block flying creatures in green. Even though it doesn't have high power, it has enough toughness to survive multiple attacks to hold back their fliers. If you're playing infect, 2 mana translates into 6 infect counters if you're using giant growth. Letting in a blocker against green can mean game over depending on how many Giant Growths you're opponent has. That's probably the main reason why they "chose" Giant Growth over Giant Spider. You can still power up your creatures, but keeping your Giant Growths until your opponent would become 6 or even 9 life away from loosing isn't very fun. Giant Spider prevents fliers from attacking you, whic... (see all)
Posted By: Mid_Squad (7/30/2011 1:31:53 PM)


R.I.P., big guy. You had a good run. Sentinel Spider ain't you, but I have to say, he's a credit to your title.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (7/28/2012 2:53:05 AM)


maybe hes not perfect but hes the last man standing so you gotto respect him. Hope to see you again in 2013 giant spider
Posted By: omni8000 (5/2/2012 9:08:58 PM)


This guy gets 5/5 from me for pure, unadulterated longevity. He's been around for so long and is the longest survivor of the game's rapid evolution. Shame to see him go in M13.

I also love how relevant the M12 flavour text is. This guy is (was) the constant in an ever changing game.

R.I.P. Giant Spider
Posted By: TitansFTW (3/26/2013 2:53:50 PM)