• Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic: The Gathering Online

Which game do you want to buy from?

How to Buy at a Glance

  • 1. Search for items
  • 2. Purchase via PayPal or CC
  • 3. Receive items in the mail
    (usually in less than a week!)
Want Magic prices from CardShark.com on your Mobile device? - Try the Decked Builder app

CardShark Content - Beatdown Bedford Crenshaw (7/21/2005)

This was, of course, my favorite of the colors to review for 9th, as Red is my specialty. All in all, not too bad. Here’s the review

Anarchist
Anarchist
AnarchistSet: Exodus
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Townsfolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
79
Artist:
Brom
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Anarchist comes into play, you may return target sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

Constructed: C Limited: C MTGO: C- (Odyssey)
Originally in Exodus, it has historically been too expensive to see anything but niche decks.

Bloodfire Colossus
Bloodfire Colossus
Bloodfire ColossusSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
8
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
R
Number:
55
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
[R], Sacrifice Bloodfire Colossus: Bloodfire Colossus deals 6 damage to each creature and each player.

Constructed: C- Limited: C MTGO: C- (Apocalypse
Apocalypse
ApocalypseSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Remove all permanents from the game. Discard your hand.
)
It’s an IPA rare that you can get a MTGO copy of for less than $3; that should tell you all you need to know about this card.

Boiling Seas
Boiling Seas
Boiling SeasSet: Portal
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
Destroy all islands. (This includes your islands.)

Constructed: C+ Limited: C MTGO: C-
UGH!!! Boil
Boil
BoilSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
169
Artist:
Jason Alexander Behnke
Text:
Destroy all islands.
was so much better than this Portal wannabe. Then again, blue got nuked [Editor’s note: You’ll find out about this in two weeks, he’s not kidding] so I guess this is fair.

Firebreathing
Firebreathing
FirebreathingSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
R: +1/+0

Constructed: C+ Limited: B- MTGO: B-
A card that people have always tried to make useful in Constructed, but seldom succeeded. Still, it’s nice that this Alpha card, last seen in 6th Edition, is finally available in MTGO.

Flame Wave
Flame Wave
Flame WaveSet: Stronghold
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
81
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Flame Wave deals 4 damage to target player and each creature he or she controls.

Constructed: C+ Limited: C+ MTGO: B-
If it has the original Stronghold artwork, it’s going to look AWESOME in foil. This saw some Constructed play, so don’t rule it out. It might go nicely with the Paladin en-Vec.

Flowstone Crusher
Flowstone Crusher
Flowstone CrusherSet: Nemesis
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
81
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
R: Flowstone Crusher gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

Constructed: C+ Limited: B MTGO: B-
For a common red fatty, it’s not too bad. Not constructed worthy, but Nemesis gave us a very nice card for Limited.

Flowstone Shambler
Flowstone Shambler
Flowstone ShamblerSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Flowstone Shambler gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

Constructed: C+ Limited: C+ MTGO: C+
Better than a Grey Ogre, that’s for sure. About time Stronghold got some recognition.

Flowstone Slide
Flowstone Slide
Flowstone SlideSet: Nemesis
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
83
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
All creatures get +X/-X until end of turn.

Constructed: D+ Limited: C- MTGO: C
It takes 5 mana for it to have any effect, keeping it a trash rare like it was in Nemesis.

Form of the Dragon
Form of the Dragon
Form of the DragonSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
93
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, Form of the Dragon deals 5 damage to target creature or player.
At the end of each turn, your life total becomes 5.
Creatures without flying can't attack you.

Constructed: C+ Limited: B- MTGO: C (Scour
Scour
ScourSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Remove target enchantment from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
ge)
I like that it’s back. I still can’t help but think there’s a deck to be built around it. It would have been more sensible as a Legendary Enchantment, but if it had been then we wouldn’t see it now.

Goblin Balloon Brigade
Goblin Balloon Brigade
Goblin Balloon BrigadeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblins
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andi Rusu
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
R: Gains flying ability until end of turn.

Constructed: C+ Limited: C+ MTGO: B
Another great blast from the Alpha past. Terrific. Probably the best small flyer Red can hope for now. *sigh*

Goblin Brigand
Goblin Brigand
Goblin BrigandSet: Scourge
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Arnie Swekel
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Goblin Brigand attacks each turn if able.

Constructed: B- Limited: C+ MTGO: C (Scour
Scour
ScourSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Remove target enchantment from the game. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
ge)
I had a feeling this card would be in 9th, and as always, I was proven correct. Better than other 2/2s for 1R we get lately.

Goblin Mountaineer
Goblin Mountaineer
Goblin MountaineerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Mountainwalk (If defending player has any mountains in play, Goblin Mountaineer can't be blocked.)

Constructed: C+ Limited: C+ MTGO: B-
So long Mountain Goat
Mountain Goat
Mountain GoatSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goat
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Cornelius Brudi
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Mountainwalk (If defending player controls any mountains, this creature is unblockable.)
and Canyon Wildcat
Canyon Wildcat
Canyon WildcatSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Gary Leach
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Mountainwalk (If defending player controls any mountains, this creature is unblockable.)
; Goblins rule Red. Thus, Portal once again gives us another creature.

Goblin Piker
Goblin Piker
Goblin PikerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Power:
2
Toughness:
1

Constructed: C Limited: C MTGO: C+
Why couldn’t this Portal card be in the S-series?

Goblin Sky Raider
Goblin Sky Raider
Goblin Sky RaiderSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
208
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying

Constructed: D Limited: C MTGO: F (Onslaught
Onslaught
OnslaughtSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Whenever you successfully cast a creature spell, tap target creature.
)
They printed this AND the Balloon Brigade? It’ll never be used.

Karplusan Yeti
Karplusan Yeti
Karplusan YetiSet: Ice Age
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Yeti
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
T: Karplusan Yeti deals an amount of damage equal to its power to target creature. That creature deals an amount of damage equal to its power to Karplusan Yeti.

Constructed: Limited: MTGO:
Here’s where they should have included Tahngarth
Tahngarth
TahngarthSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
8
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+7
Text:
Your creatures are unaffected by summoning sickness.
instead. This cool Ice Age card will be nice in Limited; but not for Constructed, at least not yet-i. *rimshot*

Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.

Constructed: B- Limited: C+ MTGO: B-
Taiga
Taiga
TaigaSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either G or R to your mana pool.Counts as both forest and mountains and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
isn’t around. Neither is my “Louie’s Ville” card.* R/G decks haven’t been that strong lately, so I’m afraid this card, originally in Arabian Nights and last seen in revised, won’t be as good as it used to be. And remember, it was one of the first cards banned in Extended. And I am afraid that anything other than the original artwork just isn’t acceptable.
*Search for the “Revealed: Disney Expansion” here on Cardshark.

Magnivore
Magnivore
MagnivoreSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
204
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Haste Magnivore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of sorcery cards in all graveyards.

Constructed: B- Limited: C MTGO: C+ (Odyssey)
I always thought there was deck that could prove Constructed worthy based around this card. I still think it’s possible.

Rathi Dragon
Rathi Dragon
Rathi DragonSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Rathi Dragon comes into play, sacrifice two mountains or sacrifice Rathi Dragon.

Constructed: B+ Limited: B MTGO: A-
I see a lot of Seething Song
Seething Song
Seething SongSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Add RRRRR to your mana pool.
/Rathi Dragon
Rathi Dragon
Rathi DragonSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Rathi Dragon comes into play, sacrifice two mountains or sacrifice Rathi Dragon.
plays in the future. Sweet! Let the Tempest begin.

Rogue Kavu
Rogue Kavu
Rogue KavuSet: Invasion
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
C
Number:
160
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Rogue Kavu attacks alone, it gets +2/+0 until end of turn.

Constructed: D+ Limited: C- MTGO: C- (Invasion)
If it’s attacking alone, you’ve got problems that this card can’t cure. Fair Limited filler, not much else. Still, it’s kind of cool to see a Kavu in the base set, but I can’t help but feel it should be errata-ed into a Beast
Beast
BeastSet: Garruk vs. Liliana
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
1
Artist:
John Donahue
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
.

Sandstone Warrior
Sandstone Warrior
Sandstone WarriorSet: Tempest
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
First strike R: Sandstone Warrior gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Constructed: C+ Limited: B MTGO: B
A Tempest common sees its first reprinting? That just makes me happy. It pumps and has first strike, so it’s awesome in Limited. Plus, it’s a Soldier.

Seething Song
Seething Song
Seething SongSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Add RRRRR to your mana pool.

Constructed: B Limited: C+ MTGO: C (Mirrodin)
The replacement for Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
was bound to be in 9th. Will definitely help casting that red fat, especially the Dragons.

Shard Phoenix
Shard Phoenix
Shard PhoenixSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Phoenix
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying RRR: Put Shard Phoenix into your hand. Use this ability only if Shard Phoenix is in your graveyard and only during your upkeep.Sacrifice Shard Phoenix: Shard Phoenix deals 2 damage to each creature without flying.

Constructed: B+ Limited: C+ MTGO: A-
I remember well the days of Counter-Chicken, where a U/R deck with this Stronghold card and blue counters did so well in Rath Constructed.

Threaten
Threaten
ThreatenSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
241
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. That creature gains haste until end of turn.

Constructed: B+ Limited: B- MTGO: C+ (Onslaught
Onslaught
OnslaughtSet: Exodus
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
92
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Whenever you successfully cast a creature spell, tap target creature.
)
This card so deserved to come back; I just wish it was given better artwork than what it will have. *Sigh*

Thundermare
Thundermare
ThundermareSet: Portal
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Creature
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Bob Eggleton
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Thundermare is unaffected by summoning sickness. When Thundermare comes into play from your hand, tap all other creatures. (This includes your creatures.)

Constructed: B Limited: B MTGO: A-
YEAH!!! I once designed an unbeatable deck around this Weatherlight card. Sadly, that was also on the very last night of its legality in Standard. I hope it gets changed into a Horse.

Whip Sergeant
Whip Sergeant
Whip SergeantSet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
107
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
R: Target creature gains haste until end of turn. (It may attack and T the turn it comes under your control.)

Constructed: C- Limited: C+ MTGO: C+
Feeling hasty? It’s Limited filler, not much else; that’s my Prophecy
Prophecy
ProphecySet: Homelands
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Reveal the top card of target opponent's library to all players. If it is a land, gain 1 life. That opponent then shuffles his or her library. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.
. *rimshot*

Wildfire
Wildfire
WildfireSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
You destroy four of your lands and your opponent destroys four of his or her lands. Then Wildfire deals 4 damage to each creature. (This includes your creatures.)

Constructed: B- Limited: C+ MTGO: C+ (7th Edition)
Could this card see more play, like it did when it was first seen in Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Saga, rather than when it was last seen? I like its chances.

So Red gets a lot of niceties in 9th. Nothing akin to a bomb, but nothing really bad either. Red should come back in style.


Rate Article



Discuss Article

Click here to discuss this article in forum or leave comments for the author.

RSS feed RSS Feed


This article is provided to you by CardShark.com - A Better Way to Buy and Sell Collectable Games Online. Please check out the rest of our site - you won't be disappointed.

View More ArticlesView More Articles