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One of the few cards in Magic clearly overcosted by FOUR.
A 4/4 for BBB would be expected if you have a serious upkeep cost.
The +3/-2 ability is not overpowered for a 3 CMC creature, and the BBB keeps it from being splashed.

It's too bad - this would have been an actual intriguing (and flavorful) card if it had been BBB.
Posted By: reapersaurus (12/29/2012 12:08:51 PM)


Overcosted. Good ability, though.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/14/2011 12:11:58 AM)


At least he only deals two damage if you decline the upkeep. Still, its a drawback, and for this cost...
"Better" badass black creatures-
Lord of the Pit
Xathrid Demon
Liege of the pit
Stronghold Overseer
Shauku, Endbringer
Pit Spawn
big black fatties with drawbacks are a lot of fun, as long as you keep them fed and happy ^^
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/19/2011 11:01:28 AM)


Badly overcosted with a random upkeep tacked on, though it's ability is at least decent.
Posted By: Radagast (9/15/2012 10:01:52 AM)


Eh, it's pretty darn old. For its time it's hardly terrible.
Posted By: psychichobo (4/17/2013 2:11:43 PM)


@reapersaurus: 3 CMC would have been undercosted for this creature back when it was printed. Remember, creatures cost more then -- Juzam Djinn was considered game-warpingly powerful, and even Derelor, a 4/4 with no abilities for 4 CMC and a much nastier drawback, actually saw some use.
Posted By: Aquillion (5/30/2013 10:17:39 PM)


I think the art qualifies as "things you can't unsee."
Posted By: Salient (1/23/2014 9:29:28 PM)