“If a source you control would deal damage to a permanent or player, it deals double that damage to that permanent or player instead.”
That sounds pretty good. It’s essentially Dictate of the Twin Gods or Furnace of Rath on a 4/4 body! But wait… there’s more! Both of those enchantments read “If a source would deal damage...” but this creature says “If a source you control would deal damage…” This is much more powerful, as it's one-sided.
While this ability has existed on a few cards over Magic the Gathering's history, most of the time it’s only for a turn. There’s also Gisela, Blade of Goldnight who has this as an ability, as well. The Marauders are like a “mini” Gisela. But, because Angrath’s Marauders is Red, this creature can fit into a wider variety of decks.
In EDH, Angrath's Marauders found a quick home in Admiral Beckett Brass Pirate Tribal decks. It's also found its way into some Neheb, the Eternal EDH decks, since doubling makes both Neheb's Afflict 3 more powerful (essentially into 6 damage every time a creature blocks him) and essentially doubles Neheb's Red mana production ability. Other decks have played with Angrath's Marauder, but those are his only two consistent homes in EDH so far.
While this is a risky card to invest in, as cards like Dictate of the Twin Gods aren’t worth much, there is a chance that Angrath’s Marauders find their way into a lot of EDH decks over time. Angrath’s Marauders is a great example of a potential “boom or bust” type of card to invest in. It could take some time, but the market for this card started out quite volatile.
It's possible that Angrath's Marauder could hold a price of $2 a few years down the road, especially in foil. If anything, I’d probably buy the foil if I planned on using it in an EDH deck in the foreseeable future.
What do you think of Angrath’s Marauders?