View Full Version : MTG COTD: Petrified Wood-Kin

10th February 2006, 12:32 AM
Petrified Wood-Kin - Guildpact. Rare
6G:Creature - Elemental Warrior
Petrified Wood-Kin can't be countered.
Bloodthirst X (This creature comes into play with X +1/+1 counters on it, where X is the damage dealt to your opponent this turn.)
Protection from instants

I really like this card. This card would be awesome in Super Trample decks. Not to mention, this makes Boomerang, Terror, Banish, and Shock useless and not to mention counter spells. 7 mana shouldn't be a problem for green, only the blood thirst. Trample makes it up and should be a big threat for Green.

The Duck's Rating: 3/5

Shadow Trainer
10th February 2006, 2:30 AM
The can't be countered and protection from instants is great, the seven mana cost not so much. The 3/3 body kinda sucks, so you have to at least deal 4-5 damage to make this worth casting. 2/5

Sergay Wang
10th February 2006, 5:54 AM
Seems like a lot of bloodthirsty creatures have below average power/toughness for their cost without Bloodthirst triggering.

For 7 mana, being immune to both countering and instants makes this creature control's ultimate hoser. And with Bloodthirst X, it can make it somewhat large and strong enough to handle the 7th turn game.

Unfortunately, Bloodthirst is fairly unreliable IMO and being immune to countering and instants doesn't guarentee anything. Volcanic Hammer could potentially fry it as well as a whole list of red burn. Also, immunity to countering in general isn't amazing, as Blue counter magic has been quite weak since Odyssey Type 2.