Sunday, May 14, 2006


The new "Grafting" ability of the Dissension set really makes things interesting. As for those who do not know, "Grafting" is a creature ability that allows other creatures to move a +1/+1 counter from the "Graft" creature to themselves when they come into play. Creatures with "Graft" comes into play with a number of +1/+1 counters as stated by the "Graft" ability". For example, a creature with "Graft 1" will comes into play with one +1/+1 counter making it a 1/1 creature.

The creature I would like to write about in this post is Vigean Hydropon, a "Graft 5" creature that cannot attack or block and cost 1UG mana to cast. Basically, its just sits on the table and do nothing while other creatures tear the five +1/+1 counters of it when they come into play one by one.

At first glance this bloody creature looks like a comatosed victim. Well... it really is a "vege", it's a mushroom afterall. But as the game goes on, one will see how annoying this bloody thing really is.

Remember the old nintendo game "Super Mario Brothers"? Well...... Vigean Hydropon works just like the power-up mushroom in that game, the difference is it can do it 5 times. ITS A FREAKING +1/+1 COUNTER BANK!!! Now enter "Scatter the Seeds", a 5 cost instant with convoke ability that puts three 1/1 sapolings into play. But wait, with the bloody Hydropon in play, instead of 3 1/1 creatures, u get 3  2/2 creatures (3 1/1 saprolings with additional +1/+1 counters each grafted from Hydropon)  and to make it worst, during opponent's turn, sigh... Need I go on?

Now, u might say, "If its so bad, just kill it with a removal". Ok... So u want to kill it... hmmmm... Red burn spells won't really fry it, its a 5/5 after all, that makes black removal the only choice. My question is, "Do u really want to kill it with your black removal spell? Are you positively sure you don't want to keep it for something worst later on"? Dilemma......dilemma.

"To be or not to be, that is the question", Hamlet.


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