Quote from Daemion »Deranged Hermit vs Thragtusk
Green doesn't have many impressive army in a can cards below 6 mana, so I like Deranged Hermit (and his Modern Masters counterpart) very much. But Thragtusk is that easily splashable monster of a card. I am so conflicted!
Quote from Cythare »I know that I'm in the minority, but I haven't played Thragtusk in a long time. It's a solid card but I'm not thrilled by it. I prefer the various army-in-a-can variants, so I play both Hermits and Biogenic Ooze, and round my 5s out with Titania (pet card that is probably the actual card I'd consider is "replacing" Thragtusk) and Acidic Slime.
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4/17/2020 For spells with Variable Colorless in their mana costs, use the value chosen for X to determine the spell’s converted mana cost. For example, if a permanent spell costs XW, you could cast it with X as 1 but not as 2.