Shards of Alara Green December 3, 2008Posted by Norm in Shards of Alara.
Tags: Algae Gharial, Court Archers, Green, Magic: The Gathering, Mycoloth, Ooze Garden, Rhox Charger, Shards of Alara
This is one of the great sleeper cards in Shards of Alara. This is a great card in limited. He just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I could see this in a Nantuko Husk deck for sure, silently getting bigger, waiting for the strike.
Actually I don’t seem to play with this creature enough. In all the decks I’ve played with recently I don’t think I’ve included it. I could see some cool synergies with Ooze Garden and Mycoloth.
Another great creature that doesn’t see a lot of attention. The Archers are like a spider with reach and exalted, obviously. This mini wall can go a long way in fortifying your defenses while advancing the attack.
This is another cool card that people like but I’ve never seen in use. I haven’t seen any new standard Saporling Token Decks since we lost Timespiral. Even Devouring one creature can turn Mycoloth into a Saporling Assult minus the mandatory attacking. But with a measly two counters on the creature will really be devastating. It will be really hard to get rid of Mycoloth with counters on it. Your opponent will have fewer answers to this guy. The other problem is that once you get Mycoloth on the board with two counters he’ll be big enough to win on his own. Not too shabby.
I mentioned the potential synergy with Algae Gharial and now I’m thinking Mycoloth. Too bad you couldn’t make all your little 1/1 ooze creatures into one big ooze like the slimes from Dragon Warrior.
Honestly I wish that you could activate the ability at instant speed. That would really make Ooze Garden worth playing and something to be feared. Recycling all of your creatures after blocking or attacking would really mess with your opponents game plan. Also it sucks that you couldn’t activate Ooze Garden in response to a burn or kill spell from your opponent. In any case it is a fun card that could have some interesting results.
Actually now that I’m really thinking about it stealing your opponents creatures and then sacing them to the enchantment might be a viable strategy. Sarkhan Vol anyone, boo ya. Too bad I don’t have any of the planeswalker.
I love this guy. He is a tank. He will win your limited games and make your opponents fear the pole axe.