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A minimum 5/5 with no drawbacks for 5 CMC, at common, rated 3/5. Seriously?
Posted By: jfre81 (10/30/2011 6:56:10 AM)


At worst, this guy is a 5/5 for cmc5, which as others have stated is not bad under any circumstance. The RG manacost is by no means intensive; if you're up to 5 mana without one of those two colors in a RG or Jund deck you're already losing horribly anyway .

Secondly, Devour 1 isn't anything special, but unlike all the other Devour creatures, this guy doesn't need to devour anything to be big. His big already, with the pleasant option of making him bigger should you have a creature that's been hit with pacifism or a Sprouting Thrinax you need to pop so that the fancier devour creatures have some saprolings to dine on.

Also, props for the brutal artwork. This guy goes into my non-tournament decks without a second thought, and is one of the last cuts when I do take Jund out to the serious grounds.
Posted By: IncrediSteve (11/12/2009 2:03:25 PM)


A 5/5 for 5 which pumps for sacrificing tokens. Not as good as any Devour 2s, but a decent card.
Posted By: DragonLord132 (8/30/2009 3:10:09 AM)


how is this card bad?
In a devour deck, which i happen to own and pwn
its a 5/5 that pays for itself if you need to drop it from your hand, be a beefy blocker for a turn
and if it lasts become fodder for a better devour creature such as mycoloth/predator dragon

but if you've played your mycoloth
or have just killed a sprouting thrinax
you've got a 5 to cast 8/8 or higher
i see no problem

also insane art :P
Posted By: singaz (7/23/2009 5:35:33 AM)


um, i think the most people missed the fact that this guy is a common, sure there are better devour cards, but this is quite good for something that is so easy to pick up
Posted By: Gezus82 (10/24/2009 6:25:34 PM)


Competitively speaking, he really isn't much to speak of, but as a card in general, there really isn't anything bad to say about it. I think mediocre is a bit harsh; it's no Battering Wurm.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (7/1/2011 12:42:34 AM)


'Gorge'ous art. Mediocre card.
Posted By: Robface (5/7/2011 6:15:15 PM)


Well 5/5 For Five Mana Is Never Bad(NEVER) And Devour 1 Is Pretty Trivial But Hey Why Not And I Agree The Art Is Great Parente Is Real Good
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (8/3/2009 7:22:32 PM)


@ Master Of Etherium

Well you are right that a 5/5 for 5 mana isn't bad, but the fact that it requires both green and red mana to play instead of just green makes it feel like it could have used Devour 2 instead of Devour 1 and still have been very balanced.

It is not a bad card, but as far as a 5 drops go its no demigod of revenge.
Posted By: Silverware (1/3/2010 3:38:55 PM)


I think it's pretty good actually also. 5/5 for 5 is already decent, and it has devour?? This could fill a creature slot in a devour sap deck. Or an Aggro burn deck. Not a bad choice, could do waaay worse.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (4/11/2010 6:44:38 PM)


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