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Okay, who doesn't like a creature that deals direct damage?
Posted By: ChunkyMilk (12/17/2009 3:15:38 PM)


this card was the reason i fell in love with green. it was also the first card i ever owned. Oh how i loved to enchant it with blanchwood armor and swing away. ah good times
Posted By: Clanius (3/20/2010 12:10:31 AM)


Yes you can kill both a blocking creature and deal damage to the player with double strike. After the first strike damage is dealt you can assign damage as if it wasn't blocked
Posted By: Latronis (6/23/2011 8:24:54 PM)


This is a mainstay in my brother's green deck. I like to play tricky, he likes to play brutal. When this thing hits the field, I usually declare a game over, especially since he loves to give it all sorts of buffs before he swings. Excellent card.
Posted By: One_Winged_Angel (9/16/2011 11:14:23 AM)



No. This kills the blocking creature OR deals damage to the player. It does not do both.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/1/2010 3:26:02 AM)


I think it's hilarious that, according to the rulings, BANDING is the only thing powerful enough to actually block its damage! Bet you wished you hadn't laughed at Kjeldoran Skyknight now!
Posted By: achilleselbow (3/31/2010 2:07:03 AM)


This card is so nasty. Too bad it wasn't straight up unblockable. :D
Posted By: cadenblade (8/28/2009 7:56:10 PM)


This is better than unblockalbe in some senoirs.
Posted By: Ace8792 (12/28/2009 3:31:16 PM)


This guy is a one-hit kill with Tainted Strike and any other power boost of 2 or more.

Turn 3 win is possible in mostly-standard casual if you go second. (I realize that pulling this off exactly is phenomenally unlikely, but still.)
T1: Forest, Joraga Treespeaker
T2: Swamp, give the Treespeaker a level, tap it for Lightning Greaves
T3: Land, Dark Ritual, Elvish Piper. Equip the greaves to the piper and trick this into play. Cast Giant Growth and Tainted Strike, equip the greaves, and swing for the win.
Posted By: Artscrafter (10/25/2010 9:58:41 PM)


looks more like branch elemental
Posted By: ttian (3/27/2009 9:30:32 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!