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Green has sucked long enough. This should be the standard of green creatures.
Posted By: AmericanTrash (9/27/2013 9:05:49 PM)
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This is a solid green card in my opinion.
Posted By: Cygore (10/2/2013 10:47:47 PM)
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@ Nucleon and Taudisban, Nettle Sentinel and Pouncing Jaguar came out years ago. Sentinel sees a lot of Pauper play. :)
Posted By: nopemx6 (9/20/2013 4:22:05 PM)
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@Lord_of_Tresserhorn : I agree with this. BUT, this is both a positive and a negative thing.
Negative because, as you've said, good cards like this aren't seen as "good enough" whereas they're totally fine.
Positive because, well, as Auriok Salvagers would say, cards that are deemed of minimum worth by some are very welcome to others who aren't as privileged/have as high standards.

As for the card, a very good stand-alone card, particularly useful in green which lacks defense against flying (I mean green has a reputation of being ANTI-flyer, but this card can rid you of those without hating on flyers too much).

5/5
Posted By: Dabok (9/23/2013 4:50:38 AM)
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Dryad Arbor
Arbor Elf
Arboria
Arbor Colossus

It seems any card with a name related to "Arbor" is a good card!
Posted By: Buenomars (9/24/2013 5:15:02 PM)
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It's a cmc 5 6/6 with a static, activated, and triggered ability. All three of which are relevant in mono green. Also pretty much exactly the card I would want to play the turn after Nylea, God of the Hunt as you most likely already had 1 G on the board making Nylea come alive and attacking freely that turn, and next turn your colossus is a possible 9/9 trampler that just took out the threat it would have otherwise needed to stay available to block.

It may not be splash-able but it's still a fine card for a mono green deck at 5.
Posted By: Dragon_Punch (10/9/2013 12:02:13 PM)
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Welcome to 2013.

Where a 6/6 Reach creature for 5 CMC in the color that can easily puke it out T3 which can become 9/9 and swat Angels, Demons, Dragons and Archons is... totally unappreciated. :(
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (9/17/2013 4:15:56 PM)
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Anyone who thinks this card is undercosted and bitches about power creep, please see Leatherback Baloth, a card that never saw competitive play, because although it has a high P/T to cost ratio, it's in mono-green, the colour that often struggles against removal, which every other colour has.

And what do you notice about the mana cost of this card, Arbor Colossus? That's right, it goes in a predominantly green deck, and so will be difficult to play effectively for the same reason.

So for god's sake people, stop equating high P/T with power creep, especially in mono-green, the colour of powerful creatures!

On a side note, it's a major fashion disaster to wear a dress when you're approximately 100 meters taller than everyone else. What exactly do you imagine they'll be looking at??
Posted By: OrgasmandTea (9/18/2013 8:23:43 AM)
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Monstrosity seems to be Scavenge 2.0. The creatures are undercosted (here, 5 CMC for a 6/6 Reach) with a hefty Monstrosity cost that commonly has an added bonus. Like Scavenge, it can be used once only, but unlike it, it can be reset if the creature leaves and returns, and it comes with extra benefits. You can also use it at instant speed, so you can empty excess mana at the end of your opponent's turn, or in the middle of combat.

I think I like this mechanic better than Scavenge. We'll see how well it plays at the prerelease.

E: I'm not complaining about powercreep, I'm saying the mana coat is good.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (9/18/2013 1:59:06 PM)
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@Nucleon

No, because that would make mono-Green able to do weenie stuff. I was disappointed Kalonian Tusker couldn't have been 4/3, though. Seems weird that GG doesn' get bigger than WG.
Posted By: Taudisban (9/20/2013 2:13:26 PM)
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