Grizzled Angler - Grisly Anglerfish - Eldritch Moon Spoiler

Grizzled Angler // Grisly Anglerfish


  • Type: Creature - Eldrazi, Fish, Human
  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Set:

Buy Theros Beyond Death Singles

Buy THB Draft Booster Box - $99.99

Buy THB Bundle Box - $31.99


  • Dominic Ng

    Is that little face on top of the fish’s head his original face?

    • De’Elgathor

      Looks like the same facial hair

    • Hedronal

      Yes, his face is now the lure.

  • Happy The Cat

    this name feels lazy for a play on words and it makes no sense with it’s abilities. I guess the guy could be dredging but the anglerfish has a taunt instead of a lure? that should say all creatures must block him instead of all creatures attack

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      How is all creatures attacking not them being “lured”?

      • Happy The Cat

        lure is a mechanic that has been in magic since alpha. it even has an enchantment from alpha that named Lure.
        what we have here has always been referred to as enrage or taunt as you are being goaded into attacking me, instead of being “lured” away to something

        • Khan1104

          Sould’ve been ” . . . It’s that the call of the sea is imossible to ignore” Like the old Siren’s call card with the almost same effect.

        • Necrachilles

          Because you’re being lured away to death. Like you kno, a real angler fish. Also the lure on his head won’t do much good attacking. This is one of those times where they decided to go with what fits the theme instead of forcing an “ability” (that’s not even a keyword)

          • Necrachilles

            Spoiler: this happens a lot

          • ashton

            also i like how if he catches an infected fish he gets infected

        • Mr.Mayhem631

          You’re being “lured” into attacking me.
          Whether or not one card has referred to a different thing as luring is irrelevant.

  • Red

    An Eldrazi Fish. Wow.

  • Peter Johnston

    I just looked through the spoiled cards, so far there are only 2 colorless creatures spoiled so I’m unsure how fast this will flip.

    p.s. I meant on the front side, the only side that matters

    • Khan1104

      Artifact Creatures Also flipp this

      • eltratzo

        and ken nagle (i think it was him who spoiled this one) said he expects this to flip more often of artifact creatures than of eldrazi if I remember him right.

  • Melissa Juice

    Yesssssssssssss.

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      It’s like the fish creeps of Innsmouth had a baby with a bad guy from Resident Evil.

      • Melissa Juice

        Hmm. Good call.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    My only complaint is it’s not an Eldrazi fish horror.
    Other than that, this thing is beautiful.

  • Garrison Tran

    he caught an eldrazi fish…. that ate him, thats pretty funny

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      No, he BECAME THE FISH!

      • Garrison Tran

        mine’s funnier

        • Dr. Burn Crow

          No, because there’s nothing funny about being wrong.

          • MTG fan

            Look at the dangly angler on the angler’s head. What do u notice?

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            Yeah, it’s the man’s face, because the man transformed into the fish. The fish didn’t eat the man, the man literally became the fish.

          • Garrison Tran

            you’re no fun :(

          • Alex2480

            Well actually, only female angler fish are the big nasty ones with the illuminating lure. Male angler fish are a bout 1/10 the size of the female. Angler fish also reproduce parasitically with the male latching onto the female and becoming a part of her. So to think about it, the Eldrazi fish is female and the fisherman has become part of her. Hopefully not to reproduce eldrazi fishes though.

          • Dr. Burn Crow

            A man fused with a horse. Science doesn’t apply here anymore.

          • Phoenix UNBENCHED

            Kozilek approves.

  • kmk888

    A 4/5 for 3 is rock solid, actually. You don’t have to invest any more mana either, just tap. U/R Eldrazi addition?

    • Hedronal

      You do have to invest in a narrower build, just to be sure that gets mentioned.

      • kmk888

        Sure. But I like to view cards through the scope of the highest upside and highest downside. This one didn’t seem to be getting recognition for its playability so my comment referenced the upside.

    • Vizzerdrix

      with flip jace id say yes

  • Bostorket

    Deadliest Catch: Endgame

  • Phoenix UNBENCHED

    must… resist… the BUG life calls…

  • Jonathan Mueller

    Great card.

    The only complaint I have with this is a detail regarding flavor:
    It simply transforms. Rather than being sacrificed, then returning to the battlefield transformed – as it gets eaten and replaced by the fish.