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So, I picked green because nobody else did and I thought I could be edgy. I thought this card was pretty bad but I put it in anyway... and then it won me the pre-release swinging for over 20 damage most games I got her out. I wasn't even mad that I pulled another one with my winnings, don't underestimate her.
Posted By: Jaykru (9/24/2013 1:23:43 PM)


Anthouse, Formican Hero
Posted By: Totema (9/28/2013 8:25:00 AM)


This card is pathetic for a legendary/rare. Arbor Colossus is better than this and honestly i think i would rather run a Nessian Asp than this. It would be a much better ability if it gave you two 2/2 beast tokens and said to remove them from the game at the next end step. Sacrificing lands is red's deal not green's. Yes I do realize that you don't actually sacrifice the lands but you put them at great risk of being destroyed.
Posted By: bubbajenkins (10/20/2013 8:12:19 PM)


Question: If I have a spell that targets multiple creatures, can I target Anthousa, and one of the lands she animates? Or do they only become targets after the spell resolves?
Posted By: StyrofoamKing (9/19/2013 7:32:42 AM)


One of the most boring legendaries I've seen in quite a while. Her effect is lackluster, she's a 4/5 human which is just weird, and I'm not sure what's even going on the art. She's stabbing them both in jugular at the same time? It's very awkward looking.
Posted By: 1337vanguard (9/24/2013 11:39:50 PM)


You cannot target the lands, and the lands animate before the spell resolves, but after you've casted it (ie after you've chosen targets and paid costs).

This card is pretty meh. In constructed, a 5-mana 4/4 is pretty bad. In order for it to be good, it has to have powerful abilities. Animating 3 lands as 2/2s is okay, but that means you have to use other cards to support your 5-drop.

In EDH, I cannot think of anything it is particularly good at that other legendaries are not better at. I think the only thing you can do is more damage for less mana than other legendary creatures require. That's all fine and dandy, but you put your lands at risk, which is bad in EDH. Running her in the deck (not the commander) seems kind of wasteful.

She's good in limited, but those are the most boring cards imo - designed to be sucky in everything except limited. The ones that are good in limited AND other formats are much more interesting. On top of that, they did all this with a leg... (see all)
Posted By: SAUS3 (9/30/2013 8:41:43 AM)


Hohoho, Anthousa may be pretty underwhelming, but at least Simic at the pre-release went quite well with things like Bident of Thassa and Triton Tactics.

It's true though, she could at least have the courtesy to untap the lands she animates.
Posted By: Petertracy (11/5/2013 1:11:35 AM)


It does make a nice combo if you use it with Chorus of Might. You use the creatures not to attack with, but to pump it up.
Posted By: MadgickMan (11/5/2013 12:17:50 PM)


Bow of Nylea can make these two 2/2 creatures not useless as they have deathtouch, but mehhh.
Posted By: DmitryM (11/7/2013 12:12:59 PM)


While I will certainly never say she is excellent on her own, some self-contained uber-beatstick like Memnarch or Glissa, she does have promise. She is the kind of general that requires a really creative build and for that she wins flavor points.

She creates Warrior tokens. If you use instants to do it, they can only be defensive. Else, the trick is gone and they are created at sorcery speed so they can attack with her. This makes sense given the flavor text. She is always faster than them. In fact, to attack with them, she has to wait for them.

Use triggers that make her bigger when they "appear" such as Chorus of Might and Might of the Masses. Get limited overrun effects from Coat of Arms. With the new Heroic creatures, use Bounty of the Hunt or Blessings of Nature to bump them all up - (even loners have to have friends). The biggest thing is to make every creature have to target her so that the lands come through as damage (small or big): Nemesis Mask, Enlarge, Irresistible P... (see all)
Posted By: Dernhelm1372 (11/14/2013 5:25:23 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!