For its regular cost, this card is not really something you would envision playing. Even in limited, you can think of this more like a spell than anything else. Getting that First Strike bonus definitely helps a lot.
The fact that it has a ‘dual role’ is still pretty good in limited. If you are in dire need of a good blockers, then he’s your man. If you wanna push through the final three points of damage, likewise. However, if there is a common pinger in the format, this card’s value will decrease quite a bit.
Hopefully, the next Bloodrush card preview will be a bit more interesting.