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Because purple is secretly the toughest color ever. It's also kind of the color of brains, so maybe some got on him. Or a lot.
Posted By: Zulp (12/6/2009 8:57:39 PM)


I like the option to ping players with excess lands and buff creatures late game. As Shane said, it's still a 2/2 for 2 with options. Even though they're expensive, they become pretty handy when you've got the mana to spare.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (10/24/2010 2:36:54 PM)


Activated abilities are too expensive to be funtional. And why is a member of the Gruul Clans wearing purple?
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (7/24/2009 12:21:37 PM)


Gruul story bro.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (11/20/2011 7:35:11 PM)


One of the weaker ones yea, but its still a 2/2 for 2 with options.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (7/7/2010 3:47:53 PM)


A slightly inefficient mana sink, but any creature with pump or ping effects lets you get that last bit of winning damage through. An ok card overall.
Posted By: Dragon23 (11/29/2010 7:45:18 AM)


BEAST in RGD Limited. Otherwise...
Posted By: RedAtrocitus (11/11/2012 10:39:25 PM)


I could see this being incredibly strong in limited environments. Even just threatening the 2nd ability makes attacking or blocking a nightmare because it can target anything. The first ability is obviously a bit more narrow, but the option to shoot 4 or 6 damage at the opponents face over a few turns in the late-game is a very powerful tool in limited.

I would compare this to Darkthicket Wolf. Obviously it has harder color-requirements in G/x decks that don't have red, but Gruul Guildmage's pump ability can target ANY creature, rather than only pumping himself (albeit for the cost of 1 additional mana), and to top it all off, he even has another useful ability, even if it is a bit narrow.
Posted By: Saraneth888 (11/2/2013 9:58:31 AM)