In light of the recent set Battle For Zendikar, today for the Friday Creature Feature we will highlight the Eldrazi.
The Eldrazi are massive beings with no real motive past their hunger for mana. These titans of Zendikar stop at nothing to consume. So powerful, their appetite, planeswalkers have gathered to take on these foes and save the plane.
Today, we focus on five of the best Eldraz in in Magic: The Gathering.
We start off with Emrakul, who has seen tournament play over the years in Modern. This Eldrazi is beasly and my saying that is an understatement. First of all, he cant be countered, secondly, when coming into play, that player takes an extra turn. As if that wasn’t enough, is also has Flying, protection from colored spells and annihilator 6 which destroys six permanents whenever it attacks. If it ends up in your graveyard it shuffles back into your deck. This creature is oppressive and means game over in most games where the player manages to get it into play..
Kosilek typically ends up being a slightly cheaper version of the endgame Emrakul or those that wish to cast a big boy a bit earlier than 15 mana. For 10 mana, this version gains you four cards in hand and annihilator 4. Not quite as good as his previous cousin but he gets it done.
The Crusher is the pauper choice for people wanting an Eldrazi to play in the format. This 8/8 also eats two permanents with its Annihilator ability, crippling in the lower powered format.
This may not be an actual creature but this spell, an Eldrazi tribal spell destroys all colored permanents. This is brutal if your deck is turned and ready for such a spell. Any other decks will be left in dust.
Yet another gigantic destroyer. This one comes into play and destroys a target then can attack for annihilator 4. Very close to the power of the great Emraku but just a tick off with the “cannot be countered” and protection abilities. Still not to shabby.
Some of you may be looking for a Eldrazi from the new set. Sadly, none made my top five, however, I am willing to add an honorable mention to the list just for your sake.
Ulamog makes another return in the new set. His art is much more impressive in this version and his abilities aren’t to bad either. When this version attacks, he tears your opponent’s deck to shreds, even if he is blocked. Twenty cards come off the top and are exiled. Within just a few turns, even if your opponent finds a way to chump block this monstrosity, the opponent is decked anyway.
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