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Grim Roustabout


  • Color: Black
  • Type: Creature - Skeleton, Warrior
  • Rarity: Common
  • Set:

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Unleash (You may have this creature enter the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it. It can’t block as long as it has a +1/+1 counter on it.)

1 ManaRed Mana: Regenerate Grim Roustabout

He’ll point you to your death row seats.



  • Tim

    This mechanic really suits Rakdos, and I like it. It doesn’t really have synergy with Hellbent at this moment, but I imagine perhaps some other spells will have different limiters or conditions in place if you activate unleash. Perhaps like a variant of Shock that does more if you “Unleash” it by discarding a card. Probably not, but brainstorming. Still a nice new mechanic.

    • Lorescale

      The reminder text of a mechanic like unleash wont be different on other cards, im afraid.
      There wont be noncreature spells with unleash, because they cant have +1/+1 counters on them, nor block,
      and there wont be creatures that get more than one counter if you unleash it, or do other stuff when you unleash it.

      They could make things (more) interesting by adding abilities like “can’t be blocked by creatures with power less than ~”,
      and i hope they do, since i was planning on going rakdos for the prerelease.
      (i like izzet better flavorwise, but a friend of mine and probably everyone else will already pick izzet)

      But it is clear that Unleash has shit to do with Hellbent, and that disappoints me.

      • Lorescale

         Im happy to see that “shit” made it through the filter (if there is one here)
        im having a hard time believing people are less offended by demon-serving skeletons pointing them to their death row seats than poop.

  • Zoroaster007

    Aggressive 2 drop for Zombie decks? 

    • Mjweew

      it is not a zombie

      • Zoroaster007

         Indeed…neither are Blood Artist, or Falkenrath Aristocrat, whom see a lot of play in R/B zombie decks. This deck type has a small 2-drop hole, excluding Blood Artist and a few rogue decks using Knight of Infamy.

  • Guest

    At the beggining I thought that the mechanic was sh**, but after a while I start thinking that there will be probably something that says: Creatures whitout +1+1 counters cant attack, and stuff like that, and I quickly changed my mind =D

  • theboredfrog

    they might do like what they did with simic oringinally where cards will boost creatures with +1/+1 counters.