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I think he's a little better than a 3 out of 5--under the right (and, in the correct deck, fairly likely) circumstances, he's an 8/8 flier you can whip out on turn 5 or so, even without any artifact lands.
Posted By: ratchet1215 (5/7/2009 8:12:34 PM)


I built a deck around Broodstar, with artifact lands and a ton of 0 and 1 cost artifacts. I was able to drop him and win no my third turn, with a little help from a Cranial Plating. This card always has a place in artifact decks in my opinion.
Posted By: Alzhander (11/3/2009 5:25:53 PM)


Too bad it isn't an Artifact Creature. Not a 5.
Posted By: Eltervag (1/25/2010 7:28:17 PM)


Posted By: thaviel (3/11/2009 8:26:07 PM)


lol at Whitecloud: 8-10 turns? any decent Extended deck wins in turn 5!
Posted By: MadTheorist (8/29/2009 3:13:44 PM)


"Poor Broodstar. You were THE affinity card when Mirrodin came out. Then Darksteel brought us Arcbound Ravager, and everyone forgot all about you."

Hey, at least he got some time in the limelight. Many cards just get abandoned to shoeboxes after a draft. Broodstar is still fine for a casual affinity deck (yes, such things can and do exist).
Posted By: scumbling1 (4/11/2011 5:38:03 PM)


Broodstar i believe is worth a 5 star rating, since you can assist him with 3 equipment cards and he can kill (in a good artifact deck) in round about 8-10 turns.
Cranial Plating, Whispersilk cloak, voltaic construct, surestrike trident, attack with cranial plating and Whispersilk cloak, do whatever damage you do there, then Tap 2 mana to untap broodstar and tap 4 to attach surestrike tap and do direct damage again.
Posted By: WhitecloudMalgore (7/25/2009 1:37:44 AM)


@Alzhander: The absolute soonest you would have a Broodstar out is turn 3 if you're going first, -possibly- on turn two yet still with a very minimal chance if you go second, but this is @ssuming you have a completely perfect hand. Given that Broodstar's absolute minimal casting cost is BlueBlue, you would need eight artifacts in hand by turn two, two of them being two Seat of the Synods, up to two 1 cost artifacts, one 2 cost and the rest would have to be 0. Getting a Cranial Plating out on the field and attached to a Broodstar that can attack -can- happen turn 4, but with all of the above mentioned, this seems extremely unlikely to happen.

Sorry, just nitpicky and really late to reply on this, since apparently you can "win the game with Broodstar swinging with a Cranial Plating attached on turn three" which just reeked of lies and slander.
Posted By: Keiya (9/21/2010 10:03:13 AM)


I disagreee with the assertion that this is "one of the most powerful cards in the game" because large flying creatures can only go so far. in fact this card, having no survivibilty mechanics or trample, can be stopped quite simply by a Bitterblossom, or for that matter ANY spot removal EVER, this includes: Terror, Dark banishing, Swords to Plowshears, Path to exile, Condem, Oblivion Ring, Rend Flesh, Seal of Doom, Bant Charm, Death Rattle, Path to Peace etc........

But it still is a massive flyer.....3 out of 5
Posted By: flippythekist (4/30/2009 3:36:16 PM)


love this card.
Posted By: shadowfyre77 (3/25/2009 9:12:28 PM)