Quote from wtwlf123If all I was getting was a 4/5 for 7 mana, ya. It would be a bad blocker. But when you have an 8-power unblockable attacker AND a 4/5 blocker in one unkillable package, that's tremendous value for the mana.
Still don't like him more than morphling, but the point I think they're making is that he bashes in for 8 AND blocks and lives. What makes him so good, which I think you not quite getting (not trying to insult, just based on what I see) is that he performs something that none of you other finishers do, which is to defend and attack both at the same time with a single card.
Quote from wtwlf1234/5 is huge. But even if you're blocking something that's bigger than that, you can always either pump the toughness to avoid trample damage, or simply pay U to remove him before damage.
you know it can change its power and toughness, right? and you can block and blink to survive any attacker. so it pretty much blanks any single attacker and bashes for 8 each cycle. that's... pretty good.
Quote from wtwlf123As far as choosing a finisher for dedicated blue control, it has all of the qualities I look for. Evasion, protection and defense.
Quote from quitequieterWhat blue finishers are you using with lifelink or board impact beside a single body? The only one I can think of that does something like that is meloku. Don't get me wrong, meloku is an amazing cube card. But I'd love a more resilient finisher for blue control. A huge selling point for this guy is being able to play a wrath after dropping him, I've had plenty of times I wanted to wrath but didn't have another finisher in hand.
The only reason I'm not playing Rampager is because it's a 4 drop and I already run Bloodbraid and Huntmaster.
Quote from GoodkingYou can't play the burn side of Jilt on its own, which makes a considerable difference to its versatility. It's true that Dimir is quite well-off nowadays, though.
Quote from NofWe tried this card as Upheaval #2, but the WWWW mana cost made it too hard to play, so it was only maindecked 27% of the time (67% for Upheaval).