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Basic landcycling with the bonus of drawing a card, for only one extra mana. And the creature isn't as overcosted as the other basic landcycling cards.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/25/2010 2:46:07 AM)


Szentekkel has no idea, what he's talking about. Versatility is the key here. Yes it's overcosted by about 1-2 mana by todays standards but the card is already worth a deck slot for it's cycling ability alone. Being a very reasonable Finisher later just adds sauce to the goodness.
Posted By: Kiro (10/20/2012 12:46:21 PM)


This card isn't a 6/5 Boar Beast for 5GG with a cycling ability, and reading it as one causes a lot of confusion regarding how good it really is.

Krosan Tusker is effectively:
Krosan Tusker cannot be countered.

Search your library for a basic land card and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Draw a card.

Alternative cost 5GG - Put Krosan Tusker into play as a 6/5 Boar Beast Creature.


Stated as such, this card is straight up awesome.
Posted By: VaudeVillain (2/22/2013 11:05:52 AM)


Not a bad idea to include a few Zombify or Animate Dead in your deck along with mister Tusker here. Card advantage AND fatties? WE EAT!
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/1/2011 4:53:01 PM)


Great card, even if it doesn't look like that on first glance.
Compare it to Councel of the Soratami as example. This guy draws you two cards as well (one beeing a basic land of choice), but does it at instant speed and beeing uncounterable. Not to mention you can also play it as a creature should the need arise.
Posted By: majinara (2/5/2009 12:52:13 PM)


@a3kitsune you know 7 for a 6/5 its overcosted
Posted By: Szentekkel (2/14/2011 10:52:52 PM)


An amazing green card advantage and land-fixing card that can double as a fatty if needed. I'd put it on the top 10 best green commons list!
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (5/31/2012 8:27:58 PM)


A3fox said it is less overcosted than the others. Not it isn't, but it is less. The whole cycle (which tusker isn't technically part of) is overcosted on purpose to balance the landcycling ability.
Posted By: Ideatog (12/10/2012 11:02:11 PM)


Has four different reprints with a modern border.

Isn't in modern.
Posted By: Megadog (9/21/2013 8:56:12 PM)


I may be the old man chiming in about this (I have been playing since Mirage), but Tusker is where its at. He cycles, he gets a land, hes sometimes a 6/5 BEAST (in the same set as contested cliffs and all the other tribe-matters cards). He is a solid card, and you are wrong for thinking otherwise.
Posted By: Bbone37 (12/22/2013 11:51:45 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!