[FAKE] Varolz, the Scar-Striped

  • #1
    From 4chan's /tg/ board:
    https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/23997106/

    Varolz, the Scar-Striped 2BG

    Legendary Creature — Troll warrior (R)

    If Varolz, the Scar-Striped would be destroyed, regenerate it and put a +1/+1 counter on it.
    Remove a +1/+1 counter from Varolz: Varolz gains deathtouch until end of turn.

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    4/4



    A source told MTGS moderator TK-421 that the cost and size of this "leak" were wrong.
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  • #2
    The expansion symbol seems too far towards the center of the card...
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  • #3
    Really? On April 1st? And the creature type is Troll? Come on now.
  • #4
    That would be pretty badass, the ability seems powerful and synergistic, just like the other one revealed so I could actually see this happening.

    EDIT: April 1st and Troll, seems too perfect lol, thanks ShapMTG hahah, I wasn't even seeing that.
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  • #5
    Golgari goodstuff edh!
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  • #6
    I hope the real card is better than this
  • #7
    Flavor text seems to make sense....dude has nuclear waste growing on his back Wink
  • #8
    They couldn't at least leak the artist...

    (I'm pretty sure the artist for the Varolz art is already known...)

    Besides, the font and the last quotation mark seem funny.
  • #9
    Quote from pylades
    I hope the real card is better than this


    Better than a 4-mana 4/4 that auto-regenerates and grows at the same time? Jeez... players really are spoiled!


    Quote from catalyst
    Flavor text seems to make sense....dude has nuclear waste growing on his back Wink


    Also, I checked for this "Grozdan" fellow, he is a Boros guy mentioned in the PW guide, so this makes sense.
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/224


    Just like I said for Rootborn Defense, Simic Fluxmage, Aurelia and co, if this is a fake, it's the best one I've seen so far.
  • #10
    On one hand, the abilities and flavor text seem real.

    On the other hand, the fact we have guild champion art already makes me shocked we haven't seen more fake champions already.

    The fact it's a troll on April 1st seems ingenious. "Let's release the real troll card on april 1st. Theyll never believe it!"
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  • #11
    @pylades: seriously? this guy is almost OP. Much better Predator Ooze with a beter cost. Missing part in GB "unkillables" deck :P. Almost as good as Thrun.

    But yeah, I think this flavor text is ... to shallow ? to be true. I think this is just April the 1st joke. Also, somehow I don't like "would be destroyed" wording.
  • #12
    Guy, we already knew he was going to be a troll type. The card looks legit but the expansion symbol being so far left seems fishy. the picture is also conveniently missing the collectors number so as much as I want to believe that is the real card, you can't say for certain.
  • #13
    Quote from Sabre
    Also, somehow I don't like "would be destroyed" wording.


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  • #14
    Hmm, who's this Grozdan fella supposed to be, then? A flavor text search turns up nothing. [EDIT: Thanks, Tackman] Making up a new character doesn't seem like something a faker'd do - he'd sooner take an already known character to give the card additional credibility.

    Still, this doesn't look quite right.
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  • #15
    Quote from KavuMonarch
    Hmm, who's this Grozdan fella supposed to be, then? A flavor text search turns up nothing. Making up a new character doesn't seem like something a faker'd do - he'd sooner take an already known character to give the card additional credibility.

    Still, this doesn't look quite right.


    Quote from Tackman
    Also, I checked for this "Grozdan" fellow, he is a Boros guy mentioned in the PW guide, so this makes sense.
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/224


    Just like I said for Rootborn Defense, Simic Fluxmage, Aurelia and co, if this is a fake, it's the best one I've seen so far.


    Sorry folks, but Grozdan has been mentioned by Wizards before, so smart and observant fakers can use his name.

    Me, I'm not convinced it's "the best fake I've seen so far" because the font and punctuation look off.
  • #16
    Quote from Sabre
    @pylades: seriously? this guy is almost OP. Much better Predator Ooze with a beter cost. Missing part in GB "unkillables" deck :P. Almost as good as Thrun.

    But yeah, I think this flavor text is ... to shallow ? to be true. I think this is just April the 1st joke. Also, somehow I don't like "would be destroyed" wording.


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  • #17
    Quote from TheScale
    The expansion symbol seems too far towards the center of the card...


    My thoughts exactly. Cool card nonetheless.

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  • #18
    If it's an April Fool's joke, good on them. If not it makes for an excellent legendary that does seem legendary. As for Wizards now conditioning legendary creatures for EDH, this one is perfect.

    Too perfect. Whoever designed this, fake or not, knew what they were doing.
  • #19
    Quote from ShapMTG
    Really? On April 1st? And the creature type is Troll? Come on now.


    Why wouldn't the troll character have the troll creature type?
  • #20
    Quote from Sabre
    @pylades: seriously? this guy is almost OP. Much better Predator Ooze with a beter cost. Missing part in GB "unkillables" deck :P. Almost as good as Thrun.

    But yeah, I think this flavor text is ... to shallow ? to be true. I think this is just April the 1st joke. Also, somehow I don't like "would be destroyed" wording.

    That's just how regenerating works. It replaces being destroyed with being tapped, having all damage removed, and being removed from combat. As a rules advisor, I despise regenerate for not working in a sensible fashion.
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  • #21
    The expansion symbol seems too far towards the center of the card...


    I think it only looks like that because the type line is really long.

    I certainly hope this is real, although...how the hell do you stop this in limited??? I doubt there will more than a couple of can't be regenerated/exile/force sacrifice effects in entire DGM. I think some guilds or even guild pairs may be completely incapable of stopping him in any other way than blocking him with X/5 and not letting him grow.
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  • #22
    is it just me or do 2 of these in play create an unbreakable loop due to their regenerate clause and the legend rule?
  • #23
    i guess it could be a junky mockup.
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  • #24
    Quote from pylades
    I hope the real card is better than this

    Even if it were real, how is this bad?

    Quote from pickleishopeless
    is it just me or do 2 of these in play create an unbreakable loop due to their regenerate clause and the legend rule?

    No, because you can't regenerate against the legend rule. It just ''puts both legend cards in the graveyard'', nothing fancy.
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  • #25
    Luckily, legend rule does not destroy anything, it simply places them into the graveyard. Its the same reason you can't use indestructibility to have more than one of the same legend.
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