Quote from Hiisio »Tarmogoyf is usually 4/5 for two mana and has only one colored mana symbol in its casting cost. It doesn't dodge Decay either because you can't use its abilities when your opponemt still has cards in hand. Abilities are waaay to expensive for modern and most of the time returning a creature to your hand is almost as bad as getting it straight destroyed. If it would be 4/5 and abilities would cost one mana less then maybe.
Quote from Hiisio »But as the creature suite is quite tight already assuming you are playing Delver what would Knuckleblade replace? We have our beaters in form of Delver and Tarmogoyf and card advantage + utility in Snapcaster Mage / Young Pyromancer / Vendilion Clique and I can't see Knuckleblade taking any slots from them. Knuckleblade just seems to be almost 'maybe playable' but its abilities just cost too much for the effect they make.
As you mentioned that Huntmaster does almost all the same but creates vard advantage at the same time in form of a token and possible removal plus also a tiny lifegain.
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• Target creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn. That creature fights target creature you don't control.
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Quote from slipknot72102 »the card itself really isn't worth the card board its printed on...does it serve a purpose? Sure its a blue 1 drop that might not be a 1/1. I would not put it in a list and expect to win a PTQ or GP though.
Quote from ashtonkutcher »Well, our prayers have been answered.
Hooting Mandrills 5G
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Quote from ashtonkutcher »Yeah, I guess I can see Knuckleblade working. Didn't mean to be so harsh, I just think Mandrills is leagues better.
They're actually having a pretty interesting discussion about the ape over on mtgthesource's Canadian Thresh thread. They're thinking about cutting Mongoose for it.
Quote from Tapped Out »This seems a bit better even: