Giant Adephage is one of the newest "Magic: The Gathering" cards spoiled today Jan. 10, 2013 from Wizards of the Coast's upcoming expert expansion set "Gatecrash." Revealed in a video by Frank Lepore on TCGPlayer.com, Giant Adephage will help you put a quick end to your opponent.
Giant Adephage - 5GG
Creature - Insect (Mythic Rare)
Whenever Giant Adephage deals combat damage to a player, put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of Giant Adephage.
"To a creature like that, we must seem like, well, bugs."
-Dars Gostok, Firefist captain
With trample, your opponent won't just be able to chump block Giant Adephage all day long. All it takes is just one damage from Giant Adephage to gain a copy of this deadly insect. Giant Adephage can multiply exponentially. If the first one doesn't meet it's end to an Ultimate Price or Dreadbore first, you can quickly rise up to two, four, eight, and 16 of them (provided you haven't killed your opponent already).
Lepore compares Giant Adephage to Utvara Hellkite, which also creates creature tokens. Although Giant Adephage doesn't fly, the combination of its large power and trample will ensure that it'll break through your opponent's defenses.
Because Giant Adephage creates creature tokens, it pairs well with cards that allow you to populate. While Giant Adephage won't produce a creature token right away like Armada Wurm will, you'll be able to gain an massive amount of life with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice.
It's in multiplayer games where Giant Adephage can quickly take over the battlefield. With several opponents, there's a fine chance at least one of them will be vulnerable during your combat step.
How will you use Giant Adephage?
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