[CON] Grixis Slavedriver and Canyon Minotaur

  • #1
    Grixis Slave Driver 5B
    unc- zombie giant
    when grixis slavedriver leaves play put a 2/2 black zombie creature token into play
    unearth 3B

    Canyon Minotaur 3R
    com- minotaur warrior
    Last edited by Caranthir: 1/25/2009 3:30:49 AM
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  • #4
    Slave Driver is good, and i have no reason to doubt the Minotaur, Thks for sharing:)
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  • #5
    I'd love to see the artwork on that slave driver Smile Zombie giant, nice.
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  • #6
    Woooo slave driver is great! Good zombie deck finisher
  • #9
    the unearth guy is pretty meh imo, but I'm glad to see Minotaurs getting a little love. That creature type has been around since the beginning, and gets no respect, I tell ya.
    Last edited by rancored_elf: 1/25/2009 4:57:15 AM
  • #10
    It's 8 power for 6 in Black. It's not too shabby.
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  • #11
    To be fair, it'd be 8 power for 10, because you have to unearth it in order to get it to leave play a second time - without the aid of another card or effect, of course.
  • #12
    Now, on topic.. the zombie giant guy seems to be a good limited card and may find slots on casual unearth decks. I give it a B for efficiency and B+ for design.
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  • #13
    I like the Slavedriver. It helps it's in my already favorite draft color for ALA.
  • #14
    its actually 12 power for 10.
    a 4/4
    then a 2/2
    then a 4/4
    then a 2/2
  • #16
    So that makes 5 reprints basically...

    11th edition had better not be so damned simple.
  • #17
    Slave Driver is acceptable. Not complete crap. But I'd probably only use it in limited.
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  • #18
    Blag blag reprints, with an even LESS relevant creature type. slavedriver has potential, but seems too slow for aggro and can't qualify as a finisher without evasion.
    Last edited by rancored_elf: 1/25/2009 4:59:23 AM
  • #19
    Technically efficient, but not at it's place in the curve. Creatures with no other board impact than P/T at 6 mana don't accomplish much. If you're mulling yourself and simply Unearth him, then he's not a bad deal.
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  • #20
    Its probably designed as another good limited card with minor applications in constructed. Hill Giant is bad though Frown

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  • #21
    Canyon Minotaur is a radical departure from Hill Giant though.

    I mean, this way they still preserve the design space of "Canyon Giant :3mana::symr: 3/3" and/or "Hill Minotaur :3mana::symr: 3/3"

    Perfectly playable in Limited... I mean, it's a Hill Giant.

    EDIT: Ah, I've forgotten about Lowland Giant. So Canyon Giant might be like a :2mana::1/2mana::sym1/2r::symr: for a 3-1/2 / 3.
  • #22
    Slave Driver is AWESOME. In limited that is. Otherwise, he's merely ok. I wish he was a 3/3 for 5, that made a 3/3, and unearthed for 4. At 6 mana, he seems a little.. overcosted.
    Oh well, still very cool in limited.

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    Last edited by rancored_elf: 1/25/2009 4:59:13 AM
  • #23
    Slave Driver is cool, especially in limited, and casual constructed (Zombie tribal FTW!!!)

    Minotaur is meh, of course. But still cool to see that creature type back.
    Last edited by rancored_elf: 1/25/2009 4:59:48 AM
  • #24
    I actually like the Slavedriver. I wouldn't mind opening a pair in Sealed, since it gives me more creatures for just one card.
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  • #25
    Quote from bigbadbazza
    grixis slave driver 5b
    unc- zombie giant
    when grixis slavedriver leaves play but a 2/2 zombie into play
    uneart 3b

    canyon minotaur 3r
    com- minotaur warrior

    great. a hill giant reprint

    the slave drive has some potential. is there a way to flicker something in and out every turn?

    astral slide? no?
  • #26
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  • #27
    5B's pretty solid. I could see him being something annoying in limited, but we should have something better for constructed.
    'bout the Hill Minotaur.. oh well.
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  • #28
    The Slavedriver is a very splashable 'bomb' to come from Conflux. At 4/4 it's large enough, and if it has to trade it still leaves you a smaller one. This guy is good enough to make the cut in my opinion, assuming you don't have enough bombs.
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  • #29
    Grixis Slavedriver- A 4/4 for 5B is meh, but add to the ability to get a 2/2 zombie token when it dies and it becomes okay, add to that the ability to unearth for 3B and you've got a very solid card for limited.

    Canyon Minotaur- This majorly sucks, a Hill Giant with different subtypes. Although given we've already had a Grizzly Bear equivilent in the block i'm not too surprised, limited playable.

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