Call of the Herd

Call of the Herd Odyssey Singles
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- 42 Customer Reviews - Review This Product
Rarity Rare
Color Green
Casting Cost
Card Type Sorcery
Card Text Create a 3/3 green Elephant creature token. Flashback
(You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)
Set Odyssey
Artist Carl Critchlow
Flavor Text  
Description Odyssey Single Card
Release Date 2001-10-01
Dimensions 0" H x 0" W x 0" D
Ship Weight 0.004 pounds
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- February 01, 2011
-- Tito Ortiz
sick card
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- January 28, 2009
-- Dallas Berry Jr.
Anyone who rated this card as a 3 or lower does not play competitive magic. This card is awesome and gives superior advantage. Before harmonize came out, this was really the only solid greed card advantage. Two creatures with one card pays for itself and will win you games.
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- January 04, 2008
-- Anonymous
if you don't give this five stars you don't know how to play magic
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- November 30, 2007
-- Anonymous
amazing card, one of the best green cards to be printed in a while
maybe slipping on a top ten green card list of all time
pointing out the strengths of this card to a new player will give a better understanding of card advantage
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- August 28, 2007
-- Jace
Well, lets see turn two at 3/3 efalant token then turn three another kinda owns in my opinion. When you are pushing out 3/3 creatures with no drawback that early in the game I would definantly use it....wait I do hahahahahah use it or level up..
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- April 05, 2007
-- Elliot Ness
This card is just filthy...especially in the current standard metagame. R/G aggro and Mono G aggro would be hurting without this card, especially with everyone leaning towards control decks. It's two threats on one card, and the second threat can't be countered except for with Trickbind. Of course the creature can still be destroyed or bounced but this card is probably the most efficient high-end beatdown card in standard. Just a straight-up bomb.
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- December 19, 2006
-- Hungry Donner
For the casual player it isn't as impressive but in an environment where card advantage is viewed as highly important this is one of greens best cards. Your opponent will usually have to use two cards to get rid of both elephant tokens you get from one card. That two for one swing is huge especially for a color like green that doesn't see card advantage that often.
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- September 30, 2006
-- Jat
Let me explain it this way. Turn 1 lanowar elves. Turn 2 Call of the herd. Turn 3 call of the herd.
attack for 3. you now have 3. aggressive crits on the board having used two cards. You're opp has to deal. Most likely with 3 cards IF he has them. BOMB flat out wins games.
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- October 30, 2004
-- Nick
It's not as fast as some green cards, however there's a world beyond that. It's card advantage unlike any other basically. For one card, you get two creatures. the first time around your effieciency is consistent, 3 for a 3/3 and its flexible cause it only costs one green. Later on you get the optuon of flashing it back for 4, less effiecient obviously but not a terrible deal and still flexible also. The beauty is you can flash it at any time, so nukes like wrath of god aren't as devastating for you. It's a no brainer for almost any green deck, it works like a charm under any condition!
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- August 28, 2003
-- Anonymous
Great card.Best in Odyssey.
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- February 28, 2003
-- real magic player
okay this card is not something you need to own unless you play green, and want to win. no brainer third turn 3/3 fourth turn 3/3 can you say tempo. even the best of control decks will be scrambling to fight these off.
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- January 29, 2003
-- Dominick Louda
Its the best in odyssey and one of the best in type 2
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- January 08, 2003
-- Anonymous
Ok bud, the reason you can burn them is because you are playing type 1, not type 2. Yes, I could burn any type 2 card in the game with a simple black lotus, mox, dark ritual, ancestral recall (draw 3 cards for 1 mana), Juzam, etc. As mentioned in one of the above reviews, it is meant to be played in standard, not the other types. And about Khamal, I agree that person made a bad move, but calling khamal a mediocre card?!?!?!? You think your type 1 can smoke? Try Priests of Titania and elves with Khamal.... get third turn khamal, turn four use your massive mana with elves to turn ALL of their lands into 1/1's, Simmoon (deal 1 damage to all of opponents creatures) revitalize (untap all creatures) use khamals overrun ability around 10 times.... game over.... with revitalize it is even possible to kill all of their lands on the 3rd turn. Go ahead, put out your Juzam... my khamal will run all over when he is around 40/40 trample.... oh, and by the way, you're out of land. Smoked!
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- December 20, 2002
-- Jordan Voorhees
Call of the Herd has been in the top ten of Inquest since it has came out. Its great!
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- December 01, 2002
-- Anonymous
What you newbies fail to realize is that this card is a double threat. The person who suggested actually paying ROTW's normal mana cost is simply retarded. In a multi-color deck with this card and birds you can put out a 3/3 second turn, flash back a ROTW that you have discarded the next, and once you run out of cards you can flash back the Call in order to get another 3/3... not to mention in a discard deck you can easily get Glory in the graveyard and now you obviously have the creature power to crush your opponent. I suggest you newbies play in some DCI sanctioned tournaments and learn how to play. Just look on www.magicthegathering.com and you will see that 2/4 of last years' World Championship decks used this card. It is obviously one of the most powerful cards in type 2.
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- November 07, 2002
-- Anonymous
Very good card. Great for suprise sideboard tech. First game control. Counters and 3 solid creatures. 2nd and 3rd depending 4 calls aggro-control. Find better prices with a little searching.
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- August 05, 2002
-- Anonymous
great card, 2:1 card advantage
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- August 03, 2002
-- Basar Yuksel
Althou one of the most playable cards in Standart and really deserves the money (its the most played card in tournaments after basic lands) it has no use in Extended.Trade yours' away before it rotates out.
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- April 10, 2002
-- master of the avatars
This card rocks. And if you play green and don't own this card your down right stupid.
If you can't afford call of the herd go get some roars.
my whole deck is built around my call of the herds and i've rarely lost with them.
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- April 06, 2002
-- David Ramos
Eu adoro esta carta porque só com uma única carta posso fazer duas criaturas 3/3, através do flashback,ocupando menos espaço no baralho, facilitando portanto a contrução de um deck só verde, ou multi-color já que é preciso ter uma mana só verde e 2 incolores para a realização do feitiço. Eu já tenho um call of the herd, arranjem pois vale bem a pena.
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- March 27, 2002
-- jrod
first of all forget about the money. If u are serious you'll get these babies, cause they are extremely easy to splash in a variety of ways and colors. U gain card advantage + two decent threats + for just 7 misely mana. u get it all with this card: card advantage, beatdown, cheapness, and flashback that doesn't cost an arm and a leg like the elephant ambush.
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- March 13, 2002
-- Anonymous
that guy who sugested beast attack is a MORON! only an idiot newbie would use an inferior card. If you are the least bit serios, nothing but the best will do.
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- February 18, 2002
-- PhattyB
The above two reviewers must be morons and never won a game of magic. Call of the Herd is good because it forces control players to use two counterspells.
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- December 09, 2001
-- Anonymous
This is one of the best cards in standard to date! Two 3/3 creatures for seven mana.
That rocks! It is the best when used in multiple color decks!
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- December 09, 2001
-- Anonymous
Its all about Card Advantage =

You get 2 threats.

Your opponent must deal with both, usually using 2 cards to do so.
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- June 15, 2008
-- Greg
I obviously don't know how to play Magic according to [previous reviewer]. It's a 3/3 for 2G, and you can use it again to get a 3/3 for 3G...okay, so it's not that bad, but still...
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- July 21, 2007
-- Mike
i dont know what that reviewer meant by "you just bounce them"... It's all about card advantage, this card gives you just that by letting you summon twice with one card, while your opponent has to use two to respond to it.
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- June 11, 2002
-- Keyser Soze
At best you could get 2 3/3's by the third turn. Talk about card advantage and early game controll. Plus, you get them both from only ONE card, you just can't beat that. I will admit though, the price is a little high for this card due to the high profile it get's at tournaments.
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- April 04, 2002
-- Michael Arnold
It really wants to be a 5 star card.
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- March 21, 2002
-- Jonah
A rookie player may underestimate this card at first glance. But it's quite simple why it's so good. The fact that it's two threats in one aready makes it unbelievable. But why isn't Elephant Ambush or Beast Attack better? Because both costs for Call of the Herd are so cheap and they only require one green mana each time. It makes it eay to splash green in a multi-color deck. A 3/3 never hurt to have either, perfect for blocking early agressors. It'll stop most threats . It's flashback ability also helps if the card is discarded. It is a bit pricy though.
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- November 22, 2010
-- You know who
This card is decent, sure, but come on people, it is nowhere near as great as some of you are claiming. 3 mana for a 3/3 creature was not amazing, even when the card was first printed. And 7 mana for 2 of them is an even worse deal. Some of you have focused so much on card advantage that you have completely overlooked the hugely inefficient use of mana. In my opinion, the very slight card advantage does not make up for it. If you showed up today at a tournament with this card in your deck, you would probably get laughed at.
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- June 06, 2002
-- Anonymous
Yes, I think this is a very fast card, but Beast Attack is a little better. Though not easily splashable, it's a great combat trick to play, since it's an instant, not a sorcery, and will dominate the elephants.
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- April 18, 2002
-- Anonymous
I don't see why you people why this card. It cost 1 less than a 3/3, and it is a token and can't be enchanted. Why not a Roar of the Wurm? (11 mana for 2 6/6)
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- March 20, 2002
-- Ben Buhler
Hate to say it but even though beast attack is a slight bit slower it is better to because.
1.)It is cheaper in price
2.)Its an instant not a stupid sorcery spell...
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- January 03, 2003
-- Sygmoral
This card is a mistake. This makes no sense at all! This card should never have been made, come on!!!
This is way too good!
A 3/3 (without disadvantages) mostly costs at least 4 mana, except for that exceptional good common, Trained Armodon, which is a simple 3/3 for 1GG.

And now they don't only change that 1GG to 2G, which is already a lot better, but you can simply CAST IT AGAIN?!! And sorry, but this card is ridiculous compared to Elephant Ambush... it does exacly the same and is WAY cheaper. And now don't say that an instant is so much better than a sorcery - it's a creature!!...
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- November 22, 2002
-- Anonymous
One thing I have to say. This is a very dumb card!
And everyone that wrote good reviews are idiots!
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- October 13, 2002
-- Anonymous
This is a good card.
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- October 05, 2002
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elephant guide is alot better it is a encantment that costs 2G it gives a creature +3/+3 plus if that crature dies you get a 3/3 elephant token
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- August 08, 2002
-- Anonymous
to expenisve rather use beast attack heck I would rather use crush of wurms at least they could leive through a brushopper
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- April 11, 2002
-- Billy Bob
ya, i dont think this card is one bit good, i suggest just using a few goblins and merfolk instead
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- April 01, 2002
-- Anonymous
not too great. whoever said it makes your opponent burn two counters all you do is bounce 'em and say goodbye.
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- February 13, 2002
-- Anonymous
nothing great....

.....nothing great at all
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