Psychatog was part of a cycle of allied color Atogs. Each Atog in the cycle had two pump abilities, one for each color. Psychatog proved to be the best of the cycle by far due to the synergy of its two abilities and the ability of blue to feed both of them.
Psychatog overshadowed Jon Finkel's Invitational Card, Shadowmage Infiltrator, because "They printed it in the same set, at the same cost, as another creature that was basically better in every way." 
Psychatog has seen play in every major constructed format.
Noteable 'tog decks[edit | edit source]
- Old School Tog (U/B Control with Psychatog as the finisher)
- Burning Tog (U/B/r with Burning Wish)
- Cunning Tog (U/B or U/B/r with Cunning Wish)
- Trinket Tog (U/B with Trinket Mage and Counterbalance)
- Dredgatog (U/B/g with Life From The Loam)
- Friggoid aka IchoridTog (U/B/G Dredge-based with Ichorid)
- MadTog 2020 (U/B/G Madness-Psychatog hybrid that was the surprise of PT Los Angeles 2005)
- Gro-A-Tog (Vintage Tog using Gush)
References[edit | edit source]
- Randy Buehler (July 05, 2002). "That Big, Toothy Grin". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Randy Buehler (July 12, 2002). "Psychatog Redux". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana (January 10, 2003). "Shockatog". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (October 05, 2006). "Reviewing Some Reprints". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.