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I suppose he gives you something to do with all those spare lands, as at 8cmc you won't be needing many.

He'd be alright in a good ramp deck though. Probably wouldn't live long but any card that draws that much fear you can't argue with.
Posted By: psychichobo (1/29/2013 1:46:32 PM)


I would absolutely love to see a ramp deck with this guy at its core take off in Standard. Sadly, that doesn't seem likely.
Posted By: The_Trendkill (1/31/2013 12:28:05 PM)


Turns Caravan Vigil into either an undercosted Rampant Growth or a Lightning Bolt tutor.
Posted By: XepherXero (2/1/2013 2:25:49 PM)


Gruul seems to have gotten the raw deal in this set. Some of them are good, but I feel like they as a whole lack potential. The guild could be extremely awesome, but I think wizards desire to distinguish them from Boros ultimately weakened them.
Posted By: Frenzy13 (2/2/2013 4:09:33 PM)


@Monkeypantsa: you do know that EDH is played with 40life and more commonly multiplayer, right?
Posted By: klauth (2/21/2013 5:36:52 AM)


I prefer the original Borborygmos over this new version, but this one definitely has merit. I like having land ramp and extra burn capabilities should I need them, but I'm not a fan of my other cards going to the graveyard, even with cards like Wildwood Rebirth in the same set. Flipping his power and toughness was probably a good idea too.

If nothing else, at least he wasn't a remake of the original, like Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius or Obzedat, Ghost Council.
Posted By: TheWallinator74 (2/27/2013 1:39:43 PM)


Borborygmos... I thought he wasn't great.

Forest, Plains, Mountain, Breeding Pool, Stomping Grounds, Temple Garden and Razorverge Thicket is the best starting hand I've ever had.
Posted By: HotHit (2/28/2013 2:06:19 PM)


I wasn't so sure I liked the idea of throwing my lands away for damage but once I play-tested a proxy, I found out just how good he is. By the time you have 8 mana, what more could you need? will be especially good with a boros reckoner and harvest pyre... not that you really need it tho. super stoked i finally pulled one out of a booster!
Posted By: Smoke_Stack (3/2/2013 11:08:38 AM)


would've liked it better as a 7/7, the 6 toughness makes him too susceptible in combat. Otherwise, a great gruul leader!
Posted By: packleader (3/5/2013 6:27:27 AM)


Ravnica rule #1: Never make Borborygmos mad.
Rule #2: If Borborygmos gets mad, then - Oh NO! WHO made Borborygmos angry?!?!
Posted By: gamexpert1990 (3/5/2013 10:24:56 PM)