3 / 3
For two green mana
, you’re getting a 3/3 creature. That’s it. No effect or anything. However, this is what makes this card so powerful.
Generally speaking, a creature should pass the “Vanilla Test” if you want to consider them for your deck. In this case, Kalonian Tusker passes this particular test with flying colors. A creature should usually get 1/1 stats for each converted mana cost value, give or take a point here and there based on any and all card effects.
You ask yourself stuff like, “Is this card good for its cost?” Or, “Are there better cards I could substitute in for the deck slot?”
Because Kalonian Tusker actually has 1/1 more worth of stats for his converted mana cost, this makes it a real bargain in terms of power. To put a 3/3 creature out on turn two just like that is quite substantial in Magic. As a result, Kalonian Tusker is an excellent card for “beatdown” strategies.
Honestly, my only real gripe with this card is I don’t really like the artwork that much. Otherwise, you can bet a play set of Kalonian Tuskers is on the agenda for just about any green player.
In Magic: The Gathering where a mana-based resource system exists, efficiency is your friend.
Burning-Tree Emissary gives you efficiency and then some.
Card Name: Burning-Tree Emissary
Types: Creature — Human Shaman
When Burning-Tree Emissary enters the battlefield, add
to your mana pool.
Flavor Text: Those who regard the Gruul as savage simpletons underestimate the subtle power of their shamans.
So for the converted mana cost of two, Burning-Tree Emissary has solid stats as a 2/2 creature, AND she nets you a red and green mana for coming into play. This extra mana is extremely substantial.
For instance, at just turn two on the play, you could potentially call out FOUR Burning-Tree Emissary cards back-to-back with enough mana to use up the remaining cards in your hand as well. This is why Burning-Tree Emissary is used in speedy decks where it is all about blitzing your opponent as soon as possible. She grants you the means to dump the cards from your hand into play while still being useful as a 2/2 creature.
I just love this card a lot.
Harpie Channeler is a powerful card, and she makes the Harpies archetype viable.
You can discard 1 “Harpie” card; Special Summon 1 “Harpie” monster from your Deck in face-up Defense Position, except “Harpie Channeler”. You can only use this effect of “Harpie Channeler” once per turn. While you control a Dragon-Type monster, this card’s Level becomes 7. This card’s name becomes “Harpie Lady” while it is on the field or in the Graveyard.
Harpie Channeler’s best maneuver is being able to form Rank 7 Xyz monsters easily.
English Translation of Lyrics by Deciphered Melody
Tired of sleeping, I lost sight of you
And now I want to shatter everything
If I don’t want to hear words of hope
Then even my life will listlessly waste away
My emotions cuddle close to a faint light
It’s loneliness …
Will I even get to see tomorrow?
Tell me … that there is a love binding us together
And I’ll stand up against the despair I’ve called forth
Even the consciousness of people born and destroyed choose the future and show its key
Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes) is quite the anime gem.
Synopsis: Ryner Lute is a lazy student of the Roland Empire Royal Magician’s Academy. One day, the Roland Empire goes to war against their neighboring country Estabul, and Ryner loses his classmates in the war. After the war, Ryner sets out on a journey to search the relics of a “Legendary Hero” at King Sion Astal’s command and finds out that a deadly curse is spreading throughout the continent. (Source: Wikipedia).
It’s an anime I am glad I stumbled upon. It goes beyond the normal fantasy story with a lot of substance and class, though it is extremely violent and at times disturbing (e.g. heads will roll).
Nonetheless, I love this anime’s complex plot. It has action (of the bloody and gruesome kind), comedy, touching moments, politics, warfare and so much else.
Every card game has their beloved characters, and Yu-Gi-Oh! has many such characters to its name. One iconic card for the newer Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series is Gagaga Girl. “Gagaga” references the 我 kanji, which is used to indicate physical impact in Japanese manga/comics (e.g. like a POW sound effect).
You can target 1 “Gagaga Magician” you control; this card’s Level becomes the Level of that monster. An Xyz Monster that was Summoned using only this card and other “Gagaga” monsters as Xyz Material gains this effect.
● When it is Xyz Summoned: You can target 1 Special Summoned monster your opponent controls; its ATK becomes 0.
Gagaga Girl is this Yu-Gi-Oh! generation’s Dark Magician Girl equivalent. Continue reading