View Full Version : MTG COTD: Burning-Tree Shaman

16th February 2006, 10:52 PM
Burning-Tree Shaman - Guildpact. Rare
1RG: Creature - Centaur Shaman
Whenever a player plays an activated ability that isn't a mana ability, Burning-Tree Shaman deals 1 damage to that player.
Gruul shamans are bent on punishing the civilized. Any act more complex than rubbing sticks together or eating with utensils is met with the stinging burn of their magic.

I'm pretty half and half on this card. I'm really leaning towards Pithing Needle then this card. It is a great card, all I'm saying is that I'm more bent towards teh Needle. 3 for a 3/4 is great too. 1 in a million that you get a great ability ALONG with a added mana cost power/toughness.

What it really comes down to in my eyes is Pithing Needle vs this.

Mass activated ability for burn to the face vs not being to play it at all
still being able to play it vs only targeting 1 ability

The Duck's Rating: 3.5/5

Shadow Trainer
17th February 2006, 2:48 AM
The 3/4 body and ability for only three mana is great. 4/5

Shadow the Hedgehog
17th February 2006, 2:19 PM
3/4 for three mana? I don't run red and green but getting a couple of these might change my mind. 3.5/5.