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this with maelstrom angel.... in a reanimator deck = win...
Posted By: Keropee (10/29/2009 6:11:54 AM)


I would like to say that he's not too great and is just an overrated fatty, but he's actually pretty good. He's so big he's probably not going to die, and his arrival promises a hold on any removal. So all your opponant can hope to do is draw a way to get rid of him, kill him with a bigger creature (like that's going to happen) or chump block. Otherwise your opponant is taking 8 damage a turn.
Posted By: Flavros (4/18/2010 1:54:51 PM)


@ Guest1334148255

that wont work, the card has been errated to if you cast it from your hand.

since elvish piper and defense of the heart put them into play the ability wont trigger.

and aside from that, defense of the heart would never work, because it comes in from your library, not your hand at all

Posted By: Havens (4/14/2010 7:49:34 AM)


Wow thats a lot of mana. Time for 4 X Dark Rituals and 3 Swamps. For him on turn 3 lol.
Posted By: Ace8792 (7/4/2010 6:24:23 AM)


Some people are getting it wrong. Put into play ( Elvish Piper ) isn't 'play from your hand'. On the other hand Maelstorm Archangel wording does allow you to do so.

Dragonstorm is already hard to play and its on a mana acceleration color, maybe if this guy would have costed 2 less mana...
Posted By: BelloAbril (2/1/2010 9:36:06 AM)


Isnt he just precious?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/8/2011 6:29:25 AM)


dragonlike creature...a lot of tentacles...a hand shattering effect...it's CTHULHU!!!!!

He's wicked and huge, it's a pity the 11 mana cost...
Posted By: nekosan (7/10/2010 3:53:39 AM)


By the time you can hardcast him -- barring an extremely lucky series of Dark Rituals -- your opponent won't have a hand for you to remove (except maybe an instant, which he will immediately cast before Hypnox's ability resolves). 90% of the time, this guy's ability might as well not even exist. He's pretty good if you reanimate him -- an 8/8 flier immune to Doom Blade -- but there are better options in reanimator, too.

Extremely badass art, though. For that, I give him 3/5 stars.
Posted By: wstonefi (8/23/2011 3:55:13 PM)


at least he's cheap to cast
Posted By: thelittleupsman (8/4/2009 10:52:37 PM)


I use this in my "Bring out your dead!" deck. I cast Buried Alive to get it into graveyard then Zombify to bring it out. You don't get his other benefits, but it is nice to have an 8/8 flyer by turn 4 or 5! I also have Doomed Necromancer to bring out other big nasty monsters. Might throw Bloodchief in eventually. :)
Posted By: Davidian (10/30/2009 8:44:58 AM)


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