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I like deathtouch. The creature is overcosted of course, but Its a fine ability for black to have as an archetype. My gripe with this card is its the only gorgon they added in BotG, after teasing us in Theros that gorgon tribal could become a thing. And it doesn't interact in any meaningful way with any other Gorgon already printed, except that it will survive Hythonia the Cruel.
Posted By: RickT (2/18/2014 7:46:03 AM)


This card combined with Archetype of Aggression is just plain broken. What it says is "all creatures you control deal one damage to each creature blocking them and the rest to defending player." Basically Deathtouch+Trample=Supertrample.

You could also combine this with Archetype of Courage if you want to be REALLY evil.
Posted By: ToidiDiPuts (1/29/2014 8:06:51 AM)


Look, I just don't know if you're RIGHT for my Glissa, the Traitor deck... Stop looking at me like that!
Posted By: BlakeHN (1/28/2014 6:36:37 PM)


Sooo sounds like some people are underestimating the power of deathtouch. Just think about it people. Do you have any irrelevant 2 or 3 drops still sitting around on turn 6? Yes? Well good, now your opponenet will never send anything bigger your way. Got anything with first strike or trample? Good you've just increase your offensive power dramatically. Got a pinger? Good might as well end the game right now.

This may not be quite as game winning as the blue or white archetype at times, but this is the one archetype that will come down and save your sorry ass when your opponent plays a massive threat that you can't kill. Solid card, will take it reasonably high in limited, i'm sure theres an edh deck with a lot of pingers that would love this.
Posted By: leingodf8 (1/28/2014 7:01:59 PM)


If it was 1/4 and cost 5 I'd like it a lot more. It doesn't need to have even 2 power if it has deathtouch.
Additionally, 6-mana spells should win you the game most of the time. This doesn't give your creatures an actual boost unless they're blocked by other creatures. What's stopping your opponent from just letting your attacks through and attacking on your turn while your scary deathtouch creatures are all tapped?
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (1/28/2014 5:16:49 PM)


Doesn't directly win the game, but allows for your evasion dudes to get the job done while literally anybody stays behind and holds the fort down.
Posted By: Purplerooster (1/28/2014 5:43:47 PM)


This will mean anything that stands in your way dies with no scratch an your creatures if you use it with Archetype of Courage is a little expensive but as of now, it was at 2.8. why so much hate? 4/5
Posted By: orzhov20 (1/28/2014 4:13:00 PM)


Certainly the worst Archetype which really hurt my heart. Once i saw Archetype of Courage leaked, i thought it might turn out good. But every Archetype either gives a clear advantage over the opponent, or isnt frighteningly overcosted.

Starting with Mr. Courage, having your creatures have first strike, and specifically stopping your opponent will always give you the edge in battle. For 3cmc for a 2/2, it's a heavy hitter. Definitely helps keep your opponent on the edge of their seat, and stall off some attacks, or helps you leak a few Thraben Valiant or Soldier of the Pantheon sneak in a shot the turn he drops.

Then there's Archetype of Aggression. Three cmc for a 3/2 is decent, nothing to really explode over. Then he gives all of your creatures trample. That's a great card. What more could a guy ask for? Oh, stopping all opponents from having trample? Works great plopping down your lightnin... (see all)
Posted By: Leo...Preliator (1/28/2014 5:46:15 PM)


Notice that she doesn't interdict old-style pseudo-deathtouch (q.v. things like Infernal Medusa and Simic Basilisk). Obviously not germane for Standard, but anywhere else...
Posted By: SkyknightXi (1/28/2014 10:59:54 PM)


Into the Every-R-And-B-EDH-Deck-I-Own with you. Why?

Warstorm Surge.
Posted By: Nucleon (1/30/2014 9:38:54 PM)


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